Photographer's Note

The installations of the old sugar refinery in Ciro Redondo contrast with the ever renewed beauty of the luxurious vegetation.

The refinery was not working during our visit. I had the impression that the employees were waiting for us?!? (Workshop 1)
And yet, the guide had told us, before arrival, we would probably be lucky to see it working :-(

The transport of sugar cane is made by a train that passes inside the refinery. We saw the railway crossing right in the middle of the installations.

I was tempted to pick up a piece of sugar cane (the train carrier had just left some there – Workshop 2) - for chewing it and get the delicious sugar water, directly from the source, as I have already done many times in my childhood, in Brazil. But I was too shy for that :-/

The tour guide showed us the equipment – an old machinery installed by Americans, in the old days. It is what they use until now. I will not show the photos I took of these machines because I don't know if they would be permitted, although not included in the list of prohibited photos (government buildings, embassies, soldiers and so on)

We also visited a small shop where they sell the famous Cuban rum, made from sugar cane. My husband and me, we didn't buy it. How dare we? ;-)

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