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Monday’s Gem of the Day

When we were in Bonaire in 2018, we had lunch at one of the food trucks along the beach by the airport. We went back there several times during our stay because the burgers were so tasty. We were sad … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Gem of the Day

I cannot resist. Today’s gem is the turtle who swam by us. We were swimming into shore after a wonderful dive at a dive site called Windsock when the turtle crossed our path.

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Coral Paradise Resort

The Gem of the Day is the Coral Paradise Resort where we are staying. Murray and I think this is the only place to stay in Bonaire. The resort is owned by two Canadians, Caroline and Vincent. They are great … Continue reading

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Bonaire in May

Surprise! We are in Bonaire! Our friend B wanted to go diving really bad and asked if we wanted to go to Bonaire. After considering for about 3 seconds, we said sure! We then contacted our Syracuse, New York friends … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Cuba

Final thoughts on our Cuban experience. The people make a country and the people here in Cuban are friendly, smiling and helpful. They are very willing to teach a couple of Canadians abit of Spanish or direct them to the … Continue reading

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Excitement on the National Road

Today started out with Debbie explaining to me that the pineapples here are small and the meat is white rather than the golden colour we are used to. Yesterday the other fruit fact I learned is, in Cuba, papaya is … Continue reading

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The Garden of the Queen

We spend a week aboard the Avalon IV, a combined fishing and scuba dive boat. An odd combination of sportspeople: fishers who, basically, torture a fish trying to catch it and divers who love and protect fish. Some of the … Continue reading

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Murray’s Two Bits……

Ship ahoy. We are on the boat. Most guests came from Havana and a 7-hour bus ride. It is worthwhile doing some research and finding out there is an international airport in Santa Clara. We had a 2.5-hour taxi ride … Continue reading

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Santa Clara to Jucaro Port

We have a stressful morning in Santa Clara. Our 11:00 am bus pickup at the Santa Clara Libre Hotel wasn’t happening at 11:00, or 11:10 or 11:15. Murray takes the phone numbers we have for the Avalon and trots back … Continue reading

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First Day in Santa Clara, Cuba

One of the first things I notice as we walk through Santa Clara is that everyone is wearing a mask. A COVID mask that is. Everyone. And we are outside headed towards the central plaza. No one seems to be … Continue reading

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