Ah, the holiday I was soooo looking forward is over now...arrived this morning from sunny Varadero and arrived in rainy Britain...great!!!!
Though I can say I had probably the best holiday in my life.
Firstly...the weather was perfect. 2 weeks sunshine...one eveing light rain...otherwise hot and dry weather. Cannot ask for more.
Then the hotel. Sol Palmeras is just great. The staff is so friendly, food not bad (I always forgot to book the restaurant so I have eaten in the bufet nearly every day....fresh fish cooked to perfection each time). The pool is nice, lot to do thanks to the entertainment team. Oh, and I nearly forgot the perfect beach with the perfect water where you could cool down or see some strange fishing charging you. Though I only spend 4 days at the beach..the rest of the time I was at the pool as I need some activities.
Also, the people I met made my holiday. I travelled on my own, so was a bit concerned. But I made so many friends from day one...I didn't leave the hotel at all for a night out (except for once to get to Calle 62 which was great), as it was nice and relaxing sitting near the bar, chatting away or dance in the Fun Pub all night long. I definatly didn't get too much sleep during the two whole weeks.
Also, you got enough alcohol in your drink...maybe even too much ;-). At the end of the two weeks it was rather strange saying bye to so many peole after spending so much time with them in such a short period.
One highlight was definately Havana thanks to Jorge, who organised everything. I saw so many different parts of Havana....from Old Havana to an artist area. I think the biggest impact to me was getting in one of the none restored houses, where the steps were not properly connected to the walls, but still in use. I was then invited into a flat (which was rather a set of two boxes)...never seen anything like this before. At this time I really saw the different between the areas in Havana. It was an eye opener.
But I was also impressed by the politness and friendliness of the Cubans. This was another reason I loved it so much there.
Other trips I made was the Catamaran..which was nice but I couldn't enjoyed it to much due to a stomach bug I cought at the day and felt a bit weak ..
The other trip was the Jeep safari which was fun.with a lot of activities in one day...driving a Jeep, Jet Ski and swimming in a river, snorkellig on a coral reef and swimming in a cave before getting to a ranch..can only recommend this trip.
Overall it was great...the only thing I am upset with now is that I forgot to get the CD form the DJ..forgot to pick it up and give him the money...especially one song I cannot get out of my head because it was palyed everywhere...don't even have the title. need to listen to the CD I bought from a band I heard in Havana...which is not too bad ;-)
So now only waiting for my return to Cuba ... hopefully not too far away in the future
Any questions about Sol Palmeras...just ask....my review will be written very soon