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August 22, 2012
From journal Aqui no se rinde nadie
Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium
November 7, 2000
Although there are not so many hotels in this area, we had the opportunity to stay in Los Jazmines along the winding road into Viñales village. This elegant colonial-style, pink with blue hotel is settled in an unbeatable hillside location with stunning views of the most photographed section of the valley. Therefore it is said that it's one of the best located and most attractive hotels in Cuba. I enjoyed sitting on the balcony of our room looking at both the sunrise as well as the sunset. The panoramic view was incredible beautiful and colourful. Mountains encircle the fertile valley, and its landscape is interspersed with dramatic rocky outcrops. These unique maggots or boulder-like hills were formed during the Jurassic period through a process of erosion. I was also lucky to see the smallest bird in the world, the zunzuncito or bee hummingbird. It's fascinating how they hover on rapidly beating wings to extract the nectar from flowers.
Early in the morning you can see vaqueros, Cuban cowboys who roam over the red earthen tracks with their horse and straw hat. Probably on the way to the indigenous constructions known as casas del tabaco, or triangular tobacco huts that the valley lodges. These drying sheds are covered with palm leafs for moisture and coolness. It is not surprising that this area produces the best tobacco in the world!
From journal Las flores de la vida