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Viñales Valley

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Described as:

The Viñales valley is encircled by mountains and its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops. Traditional techniques are still in use for agricultural production, particularly of tobacco. The quality of this cultural landscape is enhanced by the vernacular architecture of its farms and villages, where a rich multi-ethnic society survives, illustrating the cultural development of the islands of the Caribbean, and of Cuba.

A day trip from Havana, Viñales Valley is a must-go when you’re in Cuba. Because:

God is real.

God is real.

scenery

farm

colorful pinar del rio house

colorful pinar del rio house

i'll stay here forever

❤️

unspoiled beauty

unspoiled beauty

casa del vaqueros

casa del vaqueros

tobacco plants

tobacco plants

karsts

karsts

pre-packaged cigars

pre-packaged cigars

hanging tobacco

hanging tobacco

tobacco farm

tobacco farm

river

river

tobacco barn, like kentucky

tobacco barn, like kentucky

❤️

❤️

lazy ox

lazy ox

Mural de la Prehistoria

Mural de la Prehistoria

indian cave

indian cave

But don’t go in the cave! It means waiting in a line for an hour inside the cave, for nothing. Look at the outside of the cave, see the pretty scenery around the cave, eat at the cafe near the cave… but whatever you do, DO NOT WASTE TIME IN THE CAVE!

just beautiful

just beautiful

cave exit!

cave exit!

cave dog!

cave dog!

half mast

half mast

no se

no se

billboard

billboard

 

Old Havana and Rhys Darby

united colors of benetton ad?❤️

Small car, big heart.

touring the city with Enrique in the smallest car in the world!

touring the city with Enrique in the smallest car

this was the selfie

this was the selfie

clown car

clown car

so cute

so cute

enrique's car:)

enrique’s car:)

oops, missing a slat

oops, missing a slat

Chinatown gate

Chinatown gate

Theater - Gran Teatro de la Havana

Theater – Gran Teatro de la Havana

José Martí statue.. we got kicked off of here by Cuban authorities😬

José Martí statue.. we got kicked off of here by Cuban authorities😬

Michael DJ.? Annaliese's favorite.

Michael DJ.? Annaliese’s favorite.

everywhere their pictures

everywhere their pictures

outside Hemingway haunt, guy uses typewriter

outside Hemingway haunt, guy uses typewriter

Patron Saint of Cuba

Patron Saint of Cuba

chandelier? altar lamp? very cool.

chandelier? altar lamp? very cool.

Havana Cathedral

Havana Cathedral

Annaliese thought she was in Florence

Annaliese thought she was in Florence

Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square

Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

this one

this one

that one

that one

sancho!

sancho!

up to the sky

up to the sky

island juice😊

island juice😊

windy selfie

windy selfie

Morro Castle cannon

Morro Castle cannon

Morro Castle wall

Morro Castle wall

THIS beautiful city….

THIS beautiful city…. best when seen from far away. Up close, it gets complicated.

horse cart + fruit cart

horse cart + fruit cart

Che's house

Che’s house

view of Havana from big jesus (christ of havana)

view of Havana from big jesus (christ of havana)

La Cabaña Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña

La Cabaña Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña

José Martí Memorial

José Martí Memorial

Che - Revolution Square (reads: Until the Everlasting Victory, Always)

Che – Revolution Square (reads: Until the Everlasting Victory, Always)

colon cemetery

colon cemetery

view out of the church

view out of the church

church in colon cemetery

church in colon cemetery

colon cemetery

colon cemetery

driver's ed...

driver’s ed…

teeny tiny garlic

teeny tiny garlic

enormous avocados! farmers market by our apartment

enormous avocados! farmers market by our apartment

entrance to La Guarida building

entrance to La Guarida building

💛

💛

Rooftop of La Guarida

Rooftop of La Guarida

Chocolate Tres Leches!!!

Chocolate Tres Leches!!!

la guarida - apartments in building

la guarida – these are apartments in the building

touchdown

touchdown

la guarida

la guarida

staircase in the building

staircase in the building

lobster

lobster

wow

geez

La Guarida bathroom

La Guarida bathroom

El Floridita

El Floridita

mojito

mojito

Sitting at this well known Old Havana bar, Annaliese spotted MURRAY FROM FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS (Rhys Darby). We talked to him, he was with his young son, and he was really friendly😍

El Floridita (MURRAY MEETING!!)

El Floridita (MURRAY MEETING!!)

WE MET MURRAY!!!!!

WE MET MURRAY!!!!!

la inglaterra hotel

la inglaterra hotel

grand theater

grand theater

beautiful at night!

beautiful at night!

what an adorable cafe - one of the few places open

what an adorable cafe – one of the few places open Saturday night

i love these buildings

i love these buildings

outside hotel

outside hotel

love

love

poser

poser

inside Hotel Los Frailes

inside Hotel Los Frailes

bronze beardy man

bronze beardy man

1500's basilica

1500’s basilica

1500's basilica

1500’s basilica

colors

colors

plaza vieja

plaza vieja

San Francisco Square - Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis

San Francisco Square – Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis

?

?

pretty alley

pretty alley

El Canonazo Paladar, complete with Che+Fidel wall

El Canonazo Paladar, complete with Che+Fidel wall

Flan and cuban coffee. Yumm

Flan and cuban coffee. Yumm

(Except for the flan), Don’t go to Cuba for the food… because the restaurants are as expected – very inconsistent and may or may not have half of the menu available.

Spanish, African, native….. everyone looks different types of beautiful💜

united colors of benetton ad?❤️

united colors of benetton ad?❤️

Next up: Viñales Valley, cigars

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