Cuba, Vinales Guide (B): Cuban Farms…How to Roll a Habano!

Cuban Farms…How to Roll a Habano!
Mirta prepared our breakfast for 7am. It included a variety of fruits, eggs made to order, coffee and homemade juice. We didn’t have to leave until 9am today, so I took advantage of the late start and went for a run. I aimed to go off the beaten path and succeeded. I climbed up the small hill as I left town toward the northeast. The concrete roads turned to a combination of crumbled asphalt and dirt. I got to the highest point I could for a nice view before I dropped down just slightly to run on a dirt road past small horse farms before I ended up on a busy road as children walked to school in their red uniforms. At this point, I didn’t know where I was and was surprised to feel lost in a three road town!

I came upon a main intersection with a gas station that I vaguely remembered passing by in the bus. This place was a gold mine…the only one in town and VERY busy. It reminded me of the late 70’s when we had to wait in line to get gas. Eventually I found my way when I spotted one of only two internet towers and the lone cathedral. I ran along the road peppered with cars (old and older), bikes, horse carts, scooters, buses and even tractors back to Mirta House. I think next time I go out running, I might take note of the street name on which we were staying.

Fortunately, I arrived back with time to spare and prepared to go visit the tobacco farm which I was very excited to do today. Our itinerary said we’d be learning from Hirochi Robaina ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Cuban Farms…How to Roll a Habano!
Guide Location: Cuba » Vinales
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Mural de la Prehistoria   Parque Nacional Finco Agroecoligica  
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on author's website: https://adventuresofacouchsurfer.com/2017/02/16/cuban-farms-how-to-roll-a-habano/