Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba is the capital of the Santiago de Cuba province in south-eastern Cuba.
Santiago is the second city of Cuba, and the birthplace of the current government. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara launched their coup from here in the 1950's.
Sierra Maestra, is the local periodical.
There is a daily overnight train to/from Havana. This service is the Tren Francés on alternate days, which is a more reliable and comfortable train.
Buses to Santiago and all other cities are safe and reliable if just a little bit over air-conditioned, one sometimes needs to put on some warm clothing especially for the over-night bus.