Two Moto Kiwis Arctic To Antarctic May 2012...

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  1. Two Moto Kiwis

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    Yeah Trinidad was cool we really enjoyed the place, smoked my first Cuban cigar there :D

    The lobster was so nice, in NZ we have to take out a mortgage to have a lobster feed so that was a hell of a treat.

    Only one Mexican restaurant in Wanaka but a bloody good one at that, their food is up there with the best of them :clap
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    Mum nature decided to be nice and play well today, we woke to a sunny morning although cold and breezy, todays mission was to hire a scoota and go for a hoon around the district and take in the locale.

    n o i c e helmet eh :eek1

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    The fuel gauge was playing up and according to the fuel bars we were going to run out of fuel but when we got to the petrol station we only just squeezed in 5 CUC.

    We did get to the viewpoint on the way to the National Park which was cool but decided to call it at that and not head into the park given we thought we were short on fuel.

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    This is the road up ... woulda been more fun on Maya!!

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    The wind had picked up and it was blowing hard along the beach front so not too many people sitting in the sun, it did make for great waves tho.

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    A boat that had sunk many years ago and has just been left there

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    Cruising around Trinidad we caught some locale, was cool.

    Some local lads having a good old chat

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    Yesteryear pic

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    Another two stroke, they are everywhere.

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    Two local girls wearing vacuum pack clothing

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    During the afternoon we took the scoota to the sugar cane mills and checked out a 7 storey kinda building.

    Flat out!!!:evil

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    The tower

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    The views from the top were great, the stairs were a bit dodgy with one corner of the stair open to a window to fall out 5 floors!!!

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    Returning back to Trinidad we dropped off the scoota and went to a small cafe/bar and ordered a Majitta and a Pina Colada, the bar owner learning we were Mojittan virgins kindly gave a us a complimentary Cuban cigar to have with our grog.

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    Live muzic, Cuban cigar, Pina Colada, Mojitto .... life is good.

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    For those of you tempted by what you see and want to go to Trinidad this is the place to go .... tell him the Kiwis sent you.

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    Well that kinda pasted the rest of the afternoon as we hit relax mode in full, we were going to walk up to the repeater station above the town but nah Pina Colada was more important.

    6.50 pm we sat down to tea which was lobster, rice, spuds, gerkins, cucumber and stir fried cabbage topped of with a sweet marmalade and cheese style dessert. .... perfecto!!!!

    All this was rounded off by a Sunset, Pina Colada and Mojitto for good measure and good health so now we are very healthy.

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    The bus leaves at 8.00am ... we had to be up early as we have to be there at 7.30am and our clock does not normally start that early.

    Leaving bang on 8.10 am (Cuba time which was pretty good) the trip was good going through the Cuban countryside, wet met an Ozzie traveler Barry from Ozzie (obviously), real nice guy (for an Ozzie) and having a great trip through the islands, best for your trip too mate, arriving at Camaquey at 1.30 pm we were stood up!! ... no Casa people???

    All dressed up and no place to go, on exiting the bus station we got SWAMPED ... Taxi, Taxi sir .... come with me ...Taxi, seems our host from Trinidad who had organised our next stay had not quite filled in everything so we had to start again .... no worries, plenty of Casas and we were sorted in 5 minutes arriving at our new Casa Particular.

    Starting with a coffee with a BOOT we left for centro and had a good look around.

    Camaquey is more of an industrial town and had art shops and the usual touristy part, we did have a very nice coffee which has become the norm here in Cuba, prices ranging from the local single shot at $.04 cents to the cafe today which was $1.20 for a cappuccino with a lump of chocolate which was very nice indeed.

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    We tried to get a photo of the bike but this hot young Cuban girl was getting in the way :evil

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    All over Cuba it was very common and very popular to have the latest 1980's Boby Brown hairdo

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    What a surprise to see this ..... :puke1 ... it is absolutely rubbed into them everywhere and right from early school drummed in them.

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    A very common sight in Cuba is lineups, these people cueing for bread

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    This guy was chasing me round asking for money, this is another in your face happening on a daily basis ... this is my understanding look.

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    Captain Koul, Bobby Browns bro

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    Another local Ural sidie, these are everywhere from the west to the east

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    These chairs kinda stood out in a street where nothing was happening and they just looked ... well...odd!

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    This is very much a typical cattle class local bus, as whiteyfoos we are not allowed to ride on these again very much reinforcing the "Them and the Us's" in Cuba, in reality we were not too worried as they were alway severely overcrowded but it would have been neat to have gone on one just for the experience.

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    A groovy wee man made cave which was very well done in a local park.

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    A very common scene on the local streets a Lada and older two strokes, in this case all three were blue so we shot it with a different approach.

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    Local paintings on wall with a big cat in a park that you could walk through the middle of

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    The other fashion in Cuba for woman is to wear fishnet stockings of all descripts which was kinda unusual to see, even the elderly ladies did the same so it wasn't just a young persons thing.... most stockings we almost lady of the night kinda look (not that there is anything wrong with that) :D

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    To finish, our wine tonight was Cuban Soroa Vino Tinto at $2.08 was a real splash-out, not entirely top shelf but good enough to sit and write a report with, that is not to say you guys are not worth it but just saying it was still ok :rofl.
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    Pics are missing post 977 and beyond.
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    Hey guys, the Photobucket images from your recent posts have largely disappeared. :(:
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Hmmm we can still see them.

    See above and others as well will check things out and see what has happened .... I knew we should have paid the bill :D
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    We have reloaded 977, do they show now?
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    #977 looks mighty fine from here, cheers
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    Everything shows now. Thx. Nice pictures. Great Job.
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Fixed :clap

    Anything looks fine from there while it is snowing :rofl

    Thanks for the conformation, we have learnt today that when you rename the folders in Photobucket it poos the links .... just when I thought I knew everything eh :evil .... and cheers for the props on the pics too :clap

    More to come tomorrow as we take you on a tour of Cuba :eek1
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    Cuba trip is looking freakin fantastic so far, you guys are great with the photos..:freaky
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    Don't knock it... it could be a Lamborghini! :rofl
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