#travel, «Cienfuegos, Cuba» (Tercera parte/Part Three)

(Playa Rancho Luna/Rancho Luna Beach/Foto/Photo Pinterest)

Para concluir este viaje pictórico a esta bella ciudad…. Y como dije en los dos anteriores vídeos, («Cienfuegos, la perla del Sur» y «Cienfuegos, Segunda parte«) no estoy tratando de darle propaganda a un país comunista, donde un gobierno tiránico, anacrónico y brutal avasalla y reprime cruelmente a su pueblo, pero para aquel que aún sabiendo esto quiera ir, que no se pierda una visita a esta maravillosa ciudad en la costa sureña, la «Perla del Sur.»


As I conclude this pictorial trip to this beautiful city… And like I said in the other two previous videos («Cienfuegos, la Perla del Sur» y «Cienfuegos, Segunda Parte«), I am not trying to give publicity to a country governed by a communist dictatorship, cruel, anachronistic and tyrannical that reduces its citizens to vassals and subjects them to severe restrictions of freedom, but to whoever wants to go, even knowing this, then don’t miss a visit to the southern coast and this marvellous city, the «Pearl of the South.»


Cienfuegos, Cuba, 2020

(Fotos de mi visita en el 2016/Derechos ReservadosPhotos are from my visit in 2016/All Rights Reserved)



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  1. litanecco dice:

    El valor de ese lugar está más allá de su estado político actual. Gracias por compartir esa bella foto.

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    1. De nada Lita, un placer. Salud.

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    1. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🌹🌹😊😊

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  2. Easymalc dice:

    I’ve enjoyed looking at this trio of videos Francesc. Thank you for showing us a part of Cuba that does indeed look quite lovely.

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    1. I found that most smaller cities of the interior have fared much better than La Habana. At least in Cienfuegos the buildings are still standing and they are in good shape, in need of paint, but, nothing like the destruction of so many neighbourhoods of the capital. Also the people of Cienfuegos are better educated and show it even in the way they speak Castilian Spanish and not the mumbo jumbo other city dwellers have invented. Thank you Malc and I am glad you liked it. It was enjoyable, but I will never go there again. I went because my wife insisted so much but my policy is not to set foot on countries ruled by communists or any other form of dictatorship. All the best my friend!

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      1. Easymalc dice:

        I know what you mean about city dwellers speaking mumbo jumbo Francesc. In London the cockney accent has been replaced by a patois that most older English people find hard to understand.

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      2. Yes, that’s what happens at times… Have a great evening Malc. All the best.

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  3. The charms of Cuba cannot be denied, even in Havana, where the old Spanish architecture can still be seen. Glad you had such a nice trip!

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn. Charming in many ways, in other ways a horrible repressive communist government…

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      1. When I went to Cuba in 2000 with a group of people, we went on a medical mission and to learn more about the embargo. There were police and soldiers with guns everywhere. I sat through 3 hours of a 5 hour speech given by Fidel Castro. Although long-winded, I could clearly see how intelligent and enduring he was. Even the CIA could not successfully assassinate him. We arrived in Havana from Cancun on an old Russian plane that I was sure was going to crash into the ocean. I stayed at the Copacabana, which was a really nice hotel. But so many buildings were run-down and unsafe. The public bathrooms were filthy, and raw sewage ran through the streets. People were generally hostile toward Americans but wanted our cash money. On the day we were supposed to leave, the Cuban government cancelled our flight. That was scary! We didn’t know what was going to happen to us. They could’ve thrown us all in jail if they had wanted. Luckily, we were allowed to visit the tourist sites of our choice, and they let us leave the next day. When I got home and had the chance to go to Iraq, I said «no way!»

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      2. That is the reality of a repressive communist state. Thank you so much for this very interesting testimony. My experience was different because it was 16 years later, but the same conditions existed and our plane was delayed for 4 hours and they made us sit on the boiling hot tarmac, not letting us out of the plane but not letting the plane leave. Finally armed police came into the plane and took one man out and cuffed him. Twenty minutes later we were allowed to take off. I would never return there until there’s freedom.

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      3. Yes, I did not feel safe there, and some of my traveling companions were doing stupid things like using drugs with the locals. I felt lucky to get out of there, especially since we were actually there illegally. When I came home, I wrote a letter to the State Department explaining why I had gone. They never responded. It was an interesting experience, however. Most of the people in the USA who tout Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia as such great examples of socialism/communism have never even been there. I say, let them go live there for a while and then tell us what they think!

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      4. Absolutely, here in Spain there are so many (capitalist enriched) communists that have never set foot in a communist country and they also think CUBA and Venezuela are examples to follow. I also suggest and encourage them to go live there.

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