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Staying in a Casa Particular: Cuba
This time we’d love to show you the charming and colourful city of Vinales in Cuba.
To those of you who have been reading my previous posts, you’ll know that I briefly mentioned the Casa Particular system in Cuba which is a homestay programme where you stay with a family rather than a hotel. They provide you with accommodation, a separate bathroom and breakfast each day.
This system can sometimes be pot luck. This was our first Casa Particular experience in Cuba and our family was so sweet. We had three Casas in total while in Cuba and out of the three, 2 of our families were warm, open and interested in getting to know us. The family which we didn’t connect with so well was in Trinidad, not because they were rude or anything… just distant. In the end, we gave bigger tips to the other two families.
The lady in the picture below was so sweet. I asked her if she had a bike and she went to her back porch and yelled at her neighbour to give me his bike. So he did! You feel a real sense of community in Cuba, especially in Vinales. Everyone shares everything and that’s something rather void in our world. We also noticed that their house was used as a kind of thoroughfare between two streets. At one given time, we had dogs, chickens and locals just walking through the patio area to get to the next street. All part of the experience!
Enjoy this series of photos – I’m so impressed with how colourfully they turned out. I hope you enjoy looking at them 🙂
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