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Cienfuegos

Close to the Beach Resorts

Cienfuegos is another UNESCO-supported city.
Initially settled by the French, the architecture is different from much of the Spanish-influenced remainder of the Island.
Few Streets Are Crowded

Few Streets Are Crowded

Another Street in Cienfuegos

Another Street in Cienfuegos

Garden Wall

Garden Wall

Afternoon Street Scene

Afternoon Street Scene


We stopped here for a great lunch along the beach.
Another Fine Meal

Another Fine Meal

Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice


To visit the street markets.
Mercado Booth

Mercado Booth

Boulevard Markets Are Crowded

Boulevard Markets Are Crowded


I purchased a few items in the market and talked to several vendors. All had been teachers, but discovered they could make more money selling their handmade crafts in the market. They gave up their teacher salaries, but still receive the ration books and other social benefits.
The Silverware Jewelry Artist

The Silverware Jewelry Artist


And, best of all, to hear the professional choir of Cienfuegos.
The Wonderful Choir of Cienfuegos

The Wonderful Choir of Cienfuegos


When they sang Shenandoah, several of us actually wept - maybe that is because we could understand the words, but it was also beautiful.
Oh, listen to them sing more songs if you want.
Google Cantoresdecienfuegos and you can listen all you want!

Many groups and solo tourists come to this area to stay out on the wonderful coastal resorts a few miles from the city center. There are also many private houses along the water in the city, but I have no idea who lives or stays here - definitely people with money.
Seaside Resort for the Rich

Seaside Resort for the Rich

Posted by pscotterly 04:55 Archived in Cuba

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