You knew, there is a very special horse breed living on Iceland. These horses are living outside the whole year. They are i.e. used for catching the sheep in fall and bring them back to the houses while they live free in the highlands during summer.
You can also come to Iceland to make riding holidays. There are offers for different kinds of riding skills. The cross country tours are the most challenging ones and you’re supposed to be a very good and experienced rider. The guided tours consist of 3 horses for each rider. The additional horses run free with the groups and without luggage or a settle. The tours follow paths to meet every now and then certain places for a rest where a car with some stray waits, to feed the horses. Drinking water isn’t a big problem here, but food.
We met such riding tours a few times during our trips through the highlands, as you can see.
This project in Havana is meant to give the poor an opportuntiy to earn their own money by teaching them to become a hairdresser. On the other hand old and poor people can get a free haircut by being a volunteer for the trainees. So, both side can profiting.
You, as a tourist, can visit the school and the regular salon. It’s a complete (even small) street between Continue reading “el peluquero”
This time I show you photos taken at the former governors palace. You know, Cuba was founded by the Spanish conquistadores and Havana was the capital (as the successor of Santiago de Cuba, the originally capital).
Our local guide also told us about the place in front of the palace: the ground is covered by wooden tiles instead of stones. That’s because of noise. In that time, it was common to have a siesta, a rest time during the noon times, because the sun is too hot at that hours. Continue reading “Walking aroung in the old town of Havana II”
The city was founded back in the early 16th century by the spanish conquerors. You can still find many old buildings in Havana, i.e. strongholds and churches from that time.
The Cuban government is currently doing many renovations. Houses, streets and places are undergoing a renovation process to get rid of broken facades and holes in the streets. Houses are also freshly repainted, i.e. the houses around Plaza Vieja are all bought by the government, renewed and repainted. Now Continue reading “Walking around in the old town of Havana”
During the last 3 week I was on a round trip on Cuba.
The trip was quite exhausting, but wonderful. While it is icy cold and snowy here in Europe, I was able to enjoy the hot sun on this big Caribbean island. As you might expect, I was there to learn about the culture and take lots of photographs. Some of them will pop up here during the next weeks.
As a summary I’d like to say, Cuba was a positive surprise to me. It was less dirty than expected from my own experience in Spain, Croatia or some other more southern countries. I saw less military or police stuff Continue reading “I’m back ….. from Cuba”