Cover image for Cuba
Landau, Sam.
Publication Information:
[Tampa, FL] : Distributed by, [2007]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (26 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Basking in the caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havna is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana's harbour as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement San Cristobal de la Habana. La Bodeguita del Medio was once Hemmingway's local hangout and nowhere else is the "mojito" mixed better. A visit to the tobbacco factory is a must. Cuba's cigars are world famous. Together with sugar, tobacco is the country's most important export. The oldest geological formation in Cuba are the Mogotes, well-weathered limestone peaks that, supported by pillars, once covered a large complex of caves. On seven manmade islands in the centre of the Cienaga De Zapata National Park, is the Indian village of Guama. This swampy nature reserve with its dense mangrove forest vegetation is an ideal sanctuary for many rare water birds. Legend has it that the Siboney Indians sunk all their possessions in the Laguna Del Tesoro to protect their gold from the Spaniards. No Cuban city has changed so little in two hundred years than that of Trinidad. In the 18th century, the city experienced great wealth and recognition due to the cultivation of sugar cane and the luxurious palaces and villas of the sugar barons still leave their mark on the city. Rich green tropical forests, tobacco country at the foot of mysterious mountain caves, humid tropical swamps, history, cigars, and rum. Cuba is a colourful cocktail.
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"Globetrotting sight seeing tours."--Container.

"Tour the world with Global Television"--Container.
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