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The picture shows a giant statue of Che Guevara at his mausoleum in Santa Clara and a billboard showing Fidel Castro and part of Guevara’s well known saying “¡Hasta la victoria siempre!” (“Until victory, always!”).
I visited Che’s monument in 2017. Santa Clara was where Che masterminded a defining victory in the Cuban Revolution against the corrupt leadership. He and a small band of comrades managed to blow up a train carry munitions down south to Santiago where the revolutionaries were based. If the train had arrived, the government forces […]
Before I visited Cuba I had of course heard of Che Guevara. Now I feel I know him. Che was born in Rosario in 1928, Argentinian but part Irish through his paternal grandparents. All his life he struggled with asthma, but this did not stop him loving and playing rugby and qualifying as a doctor. Ernesto […]
It is now unbelievably four years since a wonderful tour of Cuba that I did with Mrs Wilbur (she had a milestone birthday whilst there) and our good friend and my regular travel buddy Hamish. 2017 Things seemed to be changing in 2017. Barack Obama had forged new relations between the traditional adversaries. Cruise ships […]
Number 10 – Train Trip from Sevastopol to Lviv, Ukraine 2011 This remains as my longest train ride to date. 27-hours with one change of trains at Simferopol. The journey started in the Crimea, the disputed region that has now been annexed to Russia. It was a wonderful trip from south to north travelling in […]
Fifty years ago, on 9th October 1967, the light went out on one of the most instantly recognisable faces of the 20th Century. Terrorist to some but revolutionary hero to so many more, Che will live forever in the hearts, minds and ideologies of many millions of normal people. With visionaries and activists like Che […]
From the moment we received an unexpected mojito welcome at the ace Casavana, our time in Havana had been brilliant. Would day two keep up the enjoyment? You bet. First port of call was the iconic Hotel Nacional, where we would be staying that evening as the first part of out organised tour with G […]