Latest: We have made our choice of the photos we reckon to be the best for their own sake. The original intention was a top 50, but that grew to a top 75 plus the one and only panorama. You can see them here.
In late 2009, five years after our trip to SE Asia, we went to Cuba. We flew direct from London to Havana and explored from there. Apart from one internal flight, all our travel was on the excellent Viazul tourist buses. These took us via Trinidad de Cuba, Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa at the far south-eastern end of Cuba. After flying back to Havana, we took the bus west to Viñales and finally back to Havana again, from where we flew home.
In our month or so in the country, we took nearly 1900 photographs, a little over 1100 of which are here. Their quality is variable: most are mediocre, some are pretty poor but may still have content of interest, and there are a few we're really pleased with - but you can decide into which of these categories each one fits.
There's just one panorama, which came out very well (we leave it to you to find it! Hint: it's towards the end of the trip), all the rest being single shots, most from our Canon DSLR, the rest from our Olympus compact. Where appropriate they've been cropped, straightened and/or otherwise tweaked.
The photos are divided into sections according to the progress of our journey. You can click on the map above to see photos of each of the places we stayed, or the bus journeys in between. We've also cross-referenced many of them by general subject matter: plants, animals, transport and so on - see the links on the right.
Unlike in SE Asia, we didn't send any emails to friends. Due to the problems with Internet access in Cuba, it simply wasn't practical to write and send long reports. However, we did keep a diary of sorts, of which in due course we hope to include a digest here, so watch this space! Meanwhile...
Enjoy the photos!
Mary and Chris