Jan 04, 2018 - Harmony V
We woke up today anchored at Siguanea Bay and after breakfast we headed towards Modelo Prison, which was home to Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, and eight of their comrades who were captured at the first attempt to overthrow the Batista government. They were imprisoned for 18 months and then expelled to Mexico. The Modelo Prison was also the place where the manuscript for “History will Absolve Me”, the famous book by Fidel Castro, was written. We then visited the large buildings that housed thousands of prisoners.
After the visit to Modelo we continued our journey to “Casa de Maternidad”, located in Nueva Gerona, the capital and principal city of Isla de Juventud. Here our guests interacted with doctors, nurses, and pregnant woman who are at risk and therefore under the care of the clinic’s personal. After this visit we traveled to the center of Nueva Gerona and visited the local art school where kids performed and interacted with all our guests, then enjoyed a walk through the main avenue. After lunch at La Isla Restaurant, we boarded our buses and headed back to the ship.
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