Cuba - Valle de Los Ingenios

According to Yahoo! Travel, the Valle de Los Ingenios, near Trinidad, "is literally a natural history museum for its conservation of the ruins of 12 sugar-mills from the 19th century. The plantation's large belfries, mills, huts, instruments for work and slave torture remain amid the aged trees and winding paths. In the San Luis Valley, renamed the Valley of Sugar-Mills, there are still vestiges of aboriginal culture, colonial architecture and the 19th century War of Independence, which marked the decay of this sugar emporium."

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(click to enlarge) The more energetic tourists climb to the top of this seven story tower to survey the valley.

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(click to enlarge) Dominoes is one of the Cuban national pastimes ...

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(click to enlarge) ... as is smoking cigars.

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