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  • YV with kissing sealion
    YV with kissing sealion
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  • Frans near the beach
    Frans near the beach
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  • Yv with singing dolphins
    Yv with singing dolphins
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Banes Things to Do

  • Holguin, because its very...

    Holguin, because its very nice and clean..because there are a lot of nice buildings and old cars...because there is a donkey that drinks beer....because the streets are all in one line (if you have a close look at this picture you can see it) and because there is a mountain with a great view....really you have to go there!!

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  • If you have a change of going...

    If you have a change of going there (you must go on moped or little train, because then you can see the most) you have to go to the indianvillage. It's a place where a farmer once wanted to search water for his cows...there he found a skeleton...and an other one. This was in 1993 (so not so long ago) They have found a lot of skeletons and leave...

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  • I met the most handsom man in...

    I met the most handsom man in Cuba he can not kiss but he thinks he can because people are paying for it. If you go there remember the first persone who will be to the fence is getting his kiss for free, and say for yourself....you wouldn't miss that, would you?Sloppy and wet.

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  • In our hotel (Sol Club Rio...

    In our hotel (Sol Club Rio de Luna there were free excurtions. The guys from the entertainment went with you, so you have a guide, at 9 am. You will go to all the places that are important for the Cubans to show the tourists.

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  • Near the hotel is a Eco-parc....

    Near the hotel is a Eco-parc. That means that the animals and the flowers are real Cuba. It is al living the their own livingspace. You have to pay $10 to get in, but you will get a map and a had. We where there when it rained real hard, then you need musquitoostuff to rubb you in. There is a cave where you can see a skeleton, trees who are giving...

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  • The activity you must do is...

    The activity you must do is swimm with the dolphins thats really really great. And visite a little zoo, get on a bike and see the country. Then visite the indianvillage and the skelletons of the indians. Rent a moped or car and travel to a place in the neighbourhood of you hotel. You can go with an old chopper (rusian) to Santiogo the Cuba. And...

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Banes Restaurants

  • This was one of my...

    This was one of my favorits...spagetti home made by one of the cooks. I really loved it because you could tell them what to add in the pasta...hmmmmmmmm

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  • We had an all inclusive hotel...

    We had an all inclusive hotel and so we eat there a lot. The food was great. We had always fresh fruit, and there was a lot of food to choice from. Like patatoes, rice, black rice with beans, ice cream, biscuits, salade, chicken, pork, fish and all the rest i forgot. The food is very fresh !!The chickens were on the wooden stick for 4 hours and so...

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  • We ate a lot in the hotel. The...

    We eat a lot in the hotel. The food was so good, it is shipped from Spain and Mexico, that you almost eat your fingers with it. Hmmmmmmmm, better watch out for your figure when you are over here.Its all fresh and clean. They are making meat or fish on a plate. You can also let them make you pasta with the ingredients you like!

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Banes Nightlife

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  • I am sorry to tell you this,...

    I am sorry to tell you this, but we had a nice hotel and there was a lot of entertainment in the evening. So we stayed in the hotel...sometimes when we did not like the entertainment we played cards or read a book. But there is also a disco at the hotel, so if you feel like it you can dance. You can also go to the sisterhotel Rio de Mares. The...

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  • We had our night live in the...

    We had our night live in the hotel. There were a lot of different shows and this was one of them, and the one i liked the most.This was the Disneyshow, this picture is taken from The little mermaid. All the clothes and things they need are made by themselves. You can go there in the clothes you like...

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Banes Transportation

  • All the people who are...

    All the people who are working in hotels are going from the place they live to the place they work with busses. Before they had to come on their own, but that was a problem. So all the hotels share busses and bring the employes back home. The most of them travel more then an hour to get to the hotel and one to get back home. They do not the Dutch...

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  • The best way is in an old...

    The best way is in an old car....we came with a plain to Holguin and after that we went with the bus to the hotel... You have to travel with a moped, bike or rent a car.

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Banes Local Customs

  • Meeting people from over the...

    Meeting people from over the world is one of my hobby's so when i see people who i think i will never see again, i ask them is its okey if i make a picture of them. And so we have a little chat.....and the next day again.....and so you have new friends before you know it!

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  • Music is everywhere...(not so...

    Music is everywhere...(not so much as in the Dominican republic) but not the less the Cuban lives for music. They play everything, but i have to say that i like the joyfull the most.

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  • I love the maids....they make...

    I love the maids....they make something nice of your towels. Every day a new surprise, sometimes with a note or something nice to eat !

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Banes Warnings and Dangers

  • There are a lot of musquitoos...

    There are a lot of musquitoos so make sure you have enough medication against them.Do not give things to the people on the airport the change is big they have to give it away again.You do not have to be afraid when you got ill,....the best doctors are in Cuba Remember that when you arrive and there is a guy who wants to carry your suitecase...he is...

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  • You want to give all you have...

    You want to give all you have to this nice people. But do not hurt their feelings. If you want to give something to this people do it carefully. When you leave Cuba and want to give something to someone you like, give it three days before you go and never at the airport !!!They love soap, clothes and medication. So bring that for them.

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Banes Tourist Traps

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    by Umfufu Updated Mar 6, 2003

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    You want to see a lot of Cuba when you are there. And there is a lot to see, but be aware of the fact that the people are poor. Very poor! So if you give them 1 dollar they have a lot of money. Do not give them more if you do not know them.... But if you have the change to drive with someone in an old car, give the man a dollar because he can pay the gasoil from it !

    A beautiful old car

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Banes What to Pack

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    Resort When you really, really love the ocean, beach and sun only bring you sunglasses and your snorklinggear (and a bathingsuite ofcourse). You can amuze yourself all day at the beach! But be carefull the sun is very hot!! Officially you are not allowed (as a woman) to sun topless, but at the resorts with a privat beach its okey.

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    Just take as much as you can for a nice holiday. And leave as much as you can overthere. color=dodgerblue Bring nice weather things, but also trousers and a sweather....not for the cold but for the musquitoos. Bring a lot of medical supplies. You can as your doctor if he has any for you to take...you may bring 10 kg. Then see a local doctor and...

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Banes Off The Beaten Path

  • We went some day for a walk....

    We went some day for a walk. The weather was not that nice.....we went to the right, to the left and there it was a little zoo. We saw all kinds of animals in cages. We heard then that the animals would be placed to the island near the dolphins, but i believe they still not did it in 2000....

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  • When you walk around there...

    When you walk around there are a lot of animals you can see in Cuba This is one of them.

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  • Is this a sculpture of the...

    Is this a sculpture of the Mother-in-Law?? No! I think it was meant to ward off evil (not invite it in!)

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  • My favorite of all times is my...

    My favorite of all times is my swimm with the dolphins but i have to say that Cuba is great in one word. I never thought that i would like it so much. The old car and the people....well you have to go there to see...... We went twice to the same hotel in Guardelavaca but it is not possible to add this on this page. We have been in Holguin and in...

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  • There is a place where you can...

    There is a place where you can swimm with the dolphins. It is the best experience ever !!This picture is taken from the boat going there. Its not in Banes but in Guardelavaca.

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  • The scenery along the road is...

    The scenery along the road is fantastic, banana plantations, sugar crops, corn and sometimes hidden away I am sure I saw several cannabis plants. Didn't dare to photograph them incase all the locals chased me for my film! Hardly saw any other traffic so it was nice to have the road to ourselves. People waved and shouted 'Hola' as we rode past,...

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