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Presenter : Ian Wright

Cuba & Haiti

Traveller Ian Wright skydives onto a Havana beach, where he begins his journey through Cuba & Haiti. He explores the bustling street markets in Havana and discovers the back-streets Waterfall in Camaguey which throb to the sound of the Rumba.

From Havana Ian travels west to the tobacco province of Pinar del Rio where he lends a hand to the guajieros, visits a cigar factory and stays in the somewhat unusual holiday resort built by Fidel Castro’s lover. Ian visits the site of the American invasion in the Bay of Pigs before arriving in Santa Clara, home of the Che Guevara University, where the famous revolutionary’s memory is still very much alive.

Camaguey is the wild west of Cuba. Ian tries his hand at rodeo and visits a paladar. Just outside Holguin he visits a marine park where he swims with the dolphins – an awesome experience.

Santiago de Cuba is the music capital of the country. Ian visits El Cobre, takes a trip toDinosaur Land, a bizarre theme park built by criminals on community service, and climbs the Gran Piedra.

Ian Wright at the Bay of Pigs Ian continues his journey to Port au Prince – the capital of Haiti, which is the oldest black republic in the world. He stays in Haiti’s most famous hotel, The Oloffson, immortalised in the Graham Greene novel The Comedian. After a quick visit to Jacmel to witness a cockfight, Ian gets involved in a peasant festival where he joins the Rara bands.

In Souvenance, the most sacred site in Haiti, Ian is invited to a voodoo ceremony. Ian ends his journey in Cap Haitien in the north, where he pays a visit to a spectacular citadel.

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