First few days we thought we had booked the wrong holiday as it was not meeting our expectations at all, but after staying at the hotel on the beach at Magauna things improved greatly. After a lot of hype Baracoa was a dissappointment but we really loved Bayamo, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and obviously Havana. As before with Exodus it was the side trips that really stick in the mind; swimming down a steep rock gorge to a waterfall and bat cave, snorkelling on a coral reef, walking down the main street at Bayamo at night and seeing the locals socialising (on a Wednesday night!!), the beach barbecure under a moonless impossibly starry sky at Maguana, meeting the poet who runs the restaurant at Baracoa and having the sugar cane and rum cocktail! and finally the canoe trip and forest walk between Maguana and Baracoa.