From PRI GEO Quiz
Cienfuegos is the city is about 150 miles from Havana. It's one of Cuba's important seaports – where sugar, coffee, and tobacco are shipped out.
The city is dubbed La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South). Cienfuegos literally translates to "One Hundred fires". Cien meaning one hundred, and fuego(s) meaning fires.
There's an 18th century fortress still standing near the entrance to the bay that was once used to fend off Caribbean pirates.
Tuesday, they stopped to fill up their tanks in a city on Cuba's southern coast. Christopher Baker is leading the first-ever all-Cuba exploration by a US motorcycle group, MotoDiscovery, which the US Treasury Department granted a license to legally run Cuba trips.
The World radio show caught up with the bikers when they stopped for gas in Cienfuegos. In addition to touring Cuba, Baker says one of the aims of the people-to-people exchange is to meet up with Havana's harlistas, Cuba's fanatical Harley-Davidson owners.
Since 1981, we have been riding the often overlooked roads of the world seeking authentic destinations off the beaten path. Over the past three decades, MotoDiscovery has found its way into the hearts of many spirited men and women because, when it comes to adventure, we get it.