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Travel Blogs from Trinidad
and art are everywhere.
This is a town that has survived and
sometimes thrived for 500 years – 1514 – 2014.
The cobblestone streets are ancient, as are most of the buildings. Many are built with bricks the color of the
dirt here, which is red with clay. In
Trinidad the houses are brightly colored and it’s a tradition to repaint them
every year in January as a way of celebrating a new year. Lemon yellow, ...
... are represented-the greens of the palm forest punctuated by the reds, purples, pinks, yellows and whites of the blossoms of bougainvillea, monkey tree, hibiscus, cardinal flower, kapok tree and orchids among others.
Happy Birthday Trinidad. The city, Cuba's second oldest (Havana is older by two years) celebrates its 500th birthday this year. Named a World Heritage sight, the city today looks much like it did in the ...
... of the city and supported restoration efforts. After a long pause, the Cuban government, realizing the hard currency value of tourism, and with the support of UNESCO dollars, has restarted restoration efforts. The result is a very attractive town centre that eliminates the need for much imagination in order to envision a time in which the Spanish empire had outposts like this all through Latin America.
Like many of these towns, Trinidad grew up around a ...
... African beats and reminded me a bit of the Mexican folklorica performance. Since we arrived later than 9:00 I didn't see my friend from the afternoon.
About 11:00 I decided I should go even though Patricia was set to stay all night. This is where I had my second adventure of the day, this one not nearly as much fun. I took the wrong street from the Casa de Musica and ended up wandering around the streets until a kind stranger pointed me in the right direction. Finally got ...
... we happened to learn that he rents out snorkel equipment and will take you snorkeling off his beach. It was like a sign - I had had such a bad experience with the catamaran trip that we decided to give it a try. Besides, we felt like he was trustworthy, and he agreed that he would help me as it was my first time learning to snorkel.
We chose to go out the following morning around 8 a.m. It wasn't the fear of large, open bodies of water ...