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La Fortuna Arenal

La Fortuna Costa Rica Hot Springs and Aranel Volcano

After taking an Über to the bus station we were on our way to the town of La Fortuna. Up through the Central Valley to the site of the Arenal volcano and the first nature park we planned to visit.

We settled on the crowded bus. A representative of the bus company then announced in English and Spanish that we should be aware that when leaving San Jose there is a chance that undesirables may board the bus with the intention of  separating us from our valuables!

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san jose city

San Jose City Costa Rica is an In and Out city

​We flew from Havana to San Jose city, the capital and largest city in Costa Rica.

​One of the most ​unique things about Costa Rica is that it has no army. How cool is that?

With the money they save they spend it on education and social services.

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retire in cebu

Retiring in Cebu Philippines – laid back lifestyle and tropical weather

What would it be like retiring in Cebu? These were my thoughts as plane's wheels shuddered down onto the runway … a better lending than normal on Mactan island

We lived in Cebu for nearly three and a half years. What was the experience really like?

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cuba government

Cuba Government has failed.

The Cuba government pays ridiculous and unacceptable low wages and pensions. The consequence of a completely failed political system.

The people are not happy but completely resigned trying to find ways to work around the system. Hoping that they have some family connection to Spain or a family member who has left the country and can now provide some support.

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cuba transportation

Cuba Transportation – collectivo taxi or bus

As we were a little wary of the collectivo taxis we initially used the Viazul bus service for our Cuba transportation. But after using a collectivo we preferred them to the bus.

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Cienfuegos cuba

Cienfuegos Cuba – My Best Cuban Town

Arriving in Cienfuegos Cuba after two long, bumpy Viazul bus rides from Vinales was a pleasant eye opener. It looked different and felt different from the cities we’d visited. It was cleaner, less run down and the house colours more muted.

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Roving retirement

Trinidad Cuba not Trinidad West Indies

We arrived in Trinidad Cuba after another bumpy ride on another very grubby Viazul bus.

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viazul cuba

The Viazul Cuba bus station in Havana is the pits!

The Viazul Cuba bus station toilet in Havana is slummy … an insult to customers who are forced to pay to use it.

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Vinales Cuba

Vinales Cuba – a peaceful farming valley

Vinales Cuba valley is a farming area famous for tobacco. Grown to supply the world renown Cuban cigar industry. Made famous by people like Winston Churchill and Fidel Castro.

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internet in Cuba

The Internet in Cuba – it just exists

The internet in Cuba sucks! Accessing it as a visitor is far more frustrating and a bigger hassle than anywhere else in the world of 2018 ... maybe not worse than North Korea?

Think rather year 2000.

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