Well the end of 2012 was busy for us (Cuba wise) and 2013 looks just as promising.
This first Video is an updated video of Memories Varadero http://youtu.be/1nHGDvV4u4w at the end of Oct/12
We were supposed to go to Holguin but Hurricane Sandy had other plans for us . We were there before in Jan 09 and we noticed a definite improvement.
and just for fun, here’s a short video of our double decker bus ride around Varadero. http://youtu.be/c-8WwugE-YY
This last one is from our recent trip to Riu Playa Turquesa, in Holguin, Dec 6 to 13. We were there last year and once again had a great time. Although it wasn’t as lush as the year before due to the Hurricane, if you weren’t familiar with it you wouldn’t have known, and the grounds staff certainly worked hard to make everything looked nice and neat. You can see that video here http://youtu.be/yMicd1Qt97E
While we were there we took a short taxi ride to the Blau to both snorkel and check out how the resorts there seemed to fare. It looks like the construction at the Blau is coming along quite well. The Beach restaurant is now closed and just a little further back is a new beach buffet. It also looked like they lost some trees but the greenery is coming back. What we were able to see was a lot of new palapas in front of the Playa Costa Verde. So they were obviously very busy.
Next week we’re off to Santiago de Cuba for 2 weeks, so more new videos when I get back.