Enjoyed a varied day out today and we had a real taste of not only Havana Rum but also the factory where it is made. Posters and pictures of Che Guevara are all over Cuba and there is also a huge picture of him in the Rum Factory in Pinar Del Rey. We also visited the cigar factory which was also interesting but no photos allowed here. The workers in both factories do not earn much and are paid in local paesos which are not worth much, but they pay little rent and they do get some free cigars or Rum and mostly sell these on the black market.
The town of Vinales was also on our programme and set amongst the lush countyside. Cubans are on rations and I can see why when I look at the empty shelves in some shops.