(Day 9 to 14)
30.11.2009 - 05.12.2009 32 °C
After the long day of travel and perhaps a few Mojitos too many at dinner, Martin and I covered (stumbled?) the few metres between the restaurant and our casa in complete darkness (street lamps not so popular here). We were fiddling with the key to our casa for a bit when a voice came from across the square: “My Fren, that’s the museum - Ya casa is next door mAn”!!! (Imagine the headlines “Tourist couple breaks into Museum!”). Right.
Trinidad is a very colourful town and we spent the first 2 days there exploring locally. Tourism is more obvious here and sadly so are the touts, hassling you every so often to offer something or the other. It doesn’t take away the charm of the people but it does get a little tiring in comparison to the previous towns but not nearly as bad as Morocco was for example!
The 3rd day took us to a nearby town called Cienfuegos, right on the coast with a European feel to it and much cleaner & tidier than the other cities we have been to. This in a way made it a little bit boring actually, lacking the atmosphere the other towns had through the chaos.
Yesterday, we went to a nice beach for a swim, very pleasant and very similar to Mauritius actually.
The heat is still constant with a high humidity, and we cherish our sundowner Mojito moments in the afternoons. We have found a nice little outdoors bar that sits at the top of the town and offers nice views of the sunsets. It’s the perfect moment to let the day sink in and a luxury not so present in everyday life, which we do appreciate enormously. Dinner then awaits and this pretty much only consists of Fillet of Pork, Roast Chicken or Fried Fish with dry rice, without fail.
We’ve started to realise that the following is an amusing but true quotation from an article on Cuba: “The three greatest successes of the revolution were health, education and sport but the three greatest failures were breakfast, lunch and dinner”.
Today we are off to Santa Clara.