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Stopping at Guantanamo for lunch on the way to Baracoa.

The chef introducing his daughter

Chocolate Shop

Finally having a chocolate candy bar

Driving to Baracoa across the beautiful mountains

Typical apartment complex in Cuba

Rows of sugar cane plant

Baseball -- common sport in Cuba

Rows of plantain tree

In those mountains where Fidel Castro held secret meetings . . .
also, where the revolution was born.

Duaba Farm
Banana, coconut, cacao, mango, pear and coffee plantation

Toilet first

Before touching

After touching, it shrinks.

Our hotel

Complimentary drinks served


One big crab knocked and visited Bert and Laura Hill's room

Coconut Factory

Driving and walking to Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion Church

Our hotel can be seen across.

See the cross on the roof of Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion Church
This is where the Spaniards planted the first cross in America --
reportedly brought in by Christopher Columbus and
considered to be the oldest symbol of Christian religion in Cuba

Washing clothes on the road up in the mountain where downhill river is

U.S. Guantanamo Bay Naval Base about 6 miles away

U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (also called Gitmo or GTMO) is located on 45 square miles of land and water at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba which the United States leased for use as a coaling (fueling) station following the Cuban-American Treaty of 1903.  The base is located on the shore of Guantánamo Bay at the southeastern end of Cuba. It is the oldest overseas U.S. Navy Base, and the only one in a country with which the United States does not have diplomatic relations.  The Cuban government opposes the presence of the naval base, claiming that the lease is invalid under international law.  The U.S. government claims that the lease is valid.

Since 2002, the naval base has contained a military prison, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, for persons alleged to be unlawful combatants captured in Afghanistan and later in Iraq. The alleged mistreatment of all prisoners, the proven mistreatment of some prisoners, and their denial of protection under the Geneva Conventions, has been a source of international controversy.

At the checkpoint -- no photography is allowed but Linda Tom snapped one . . . the guard
could have held the bus and confiscated all of our cameras in the bus.   Thanks, God!

Billiard with Cuban President Raul