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Dave & Mike’s Travel Diary

Monday, 28 Nov 2011

Location: Cuba

MapForgot to mention that once we arrived in Santa Clara they would not let us off the bus until a nurse who came on took our tempurature and if it looked okay she then let us off. Everyone was just cracking up, hilarious.

We had a good day yesterday cycling from Santa Clara to Sancti Spiritus, was our first ride and ended up being 84kms. Stayed at a Islazul hotel as it was right on the highway and had a pool. Nice after a hot day of riding. Decent room, good size for all the gear and bikes. Had spaghetti at the hotel restaurant and a few drinks. I think there was only two other people staying there who were in a rental car.

Left about 8am this morning for Trinidad and the day was crazy hot but we are a bit more experienced so it went well. Mike gave out quite a few toy cars along the way, me some toys and bike parts. Great to see the reaction and smiles from everyone, really makes the trip.

Mike was very please to ride up a brutal hill along the way which he had to walk up when we were through here in 2007. Who says age will hold you back!!

I still had the card from the great casa we stayed at then and stopped in there to see if the room was open. Pablo actually recognized me and Mike and unfortunately had someone just arrive so he set us up across the street. Should be fine where we are. May move on night out to a beach hotel but we'll see.