Hans and Ilja Hoen flew from the Netherlands
"We were able to travel wherever we wanted," said Hans. "There are no rental cars in Cuba for disabled people to drive."
Our trip itinerary:
Vinales – Maria la Gord
Maria la Gorda –
Playa Giron –
Hans on his handbike with Ilja.
|Hans and local boys at at Place la Revolucion.|
|Hans & Ilja enjoy a Cuban meal.||Hans & Ilja toured Cuba in a vintage car.|
Hans & Ilja enjoy swimming with dolphins.
We stayed in Havana's
Every Cuban knows this hotel. It has one accessible room for people who use a wheelchairs. It has a shower chair and bars at the toilet.
Havana, there are a lot of high
curbs, but there are some curb cuts. We often just stayed in the road.
In the centre of the city, there are no cars, but the road is bumpy.
Havana, there are a lot of high curbs, but there are some curb cuts. We often just stayed in the road. In the centre of the city, there are no cars, but the road is bumpy.
Vinales is known as the place for Cuban cigars. There were no stairs in our hotel, but the bathroom was not accessible. We had to remove the bathroom door (everybody liked to help us; nothing is a problem). We took a portable shower/toilet chair with us. So if there are no stairs, we can rent almost any room.
|Hans visits a Vinales cigar-making factory.||A cigar maker holding tobacco leaves|
|Hans & Ilja relax at Maria la Gorda.|
Maria la Gorda: Just for relaxing. There was a room for disabled people, but it did not have grab bars or a shower chair. So, again we where glad we took our own chair. We went swimming a lot and snorkelling.
Playa Giron: we took a boat to the swamp and visited a crocodile farm. The room again was the same as in Maria la Gorda.
The top of our vacation: was swimming with dolphins. It was not accessible, but the people helped us a lot.
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