Checked in we tried frantically to find an internet connection to book ourselves on some means of transport from the UK to France for or return 9 days later. (there would be a very slim chance of finding internet in Cuba). After surfing for a while, we got back to the lounge to realise that we were the last remaining passengers for boarding and without a Cuban entry visa! We had to pay on the spot. Long story short we have made it! Phew… Three hours later we were told by Taca officials that security in San Jose had withheld the bikes!!! Yes , biking holidays in Cuba without bikes! My passport got confiscated by customs and I was questioned as to why I was in Cuba? I did not know myself - especially without the bicycle! We were given some telephone numbers and the usual procedure to follow. 10 pm, the airport bar and a headache what to plan for the next day?