Travel Blogs from Trinidad, Cuba

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The third cuban instalment..., Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

The third cuban instalment...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... . And so damn cheap. If you go to the right places. As you struggle to walk along the bumpy cobblestones of Trinidad's centro historico, contemplating the menus of the city's more officialestablishments, women from all angles accost you with promises of ...

Feliz in Cuba, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Feliz in Cuba

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... to Jorge (the father of Odalis, our hostess) who says some jibes I can't translate but I'm pretty sure I get the gist of. Trinidad has a reputation for good, accessible music, so we have lots of choices. At Jorge's recommendation, we head up the to the ...

Mas Tranquilo, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Mas Tranquilo

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... dates from the 1870s, and shares the high ceilings, tile roofs and elaborate plaster door arches of most casas in Trinidad. All these lovely places with their lush inner courtyards lie hidden behind mostly non-descript housefronts that hug the ...

Farewell, Trinidad, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Farewell, Trinidad

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... lilt that entices. The music of the island might be a result of that movement, not its cause. The perfect ending to our time in Trinidad comes at the bus stop. Jorge helps lug our bags the 10-minute walk to the station. Even with me loaded up with ...

Rain, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Rain

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... the two carry out with hand gestures) with one of the maids from the beach hotel, on her way home. We finally arrive in Trinidad, after stopping at various tiny communities, but where in town are we? Bici-taxis hover, locals offer opinions, but no one ...

Valle de los Ingenos & Peninsula de Ancon, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Valle de los Ingenos & Peninsula de Ancon

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... valley and the peninsula which was totally worth the stop.  That took us half the day, and then we headed back to Trinidad. We ate lunch at one of the only good state restaurants in Trinidad, the Trinidad Colonial. The food was quite good and ...

Slow train coming, Valle de Los Ingenios, Cuba travel blog

Slow train coming

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... it's really spanked into the next calle. We chat with some kids about Canadian and Cuban weather until the light recedes up the street, then march home for our last dinner in Trinidad. Our coolest night in Cuba, we actually put blankets on the ...

To the south, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

To the south

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... end -- concrete buildings without any walls, standing like dinosaurs along the way. The foothills of the mountains which effectively left Trinidad marooned for much of the last century roll their green lovely way up from the south. It's a dramatic ...

Will I ever leave Trinidad?, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Will I ever leave Trinidad?

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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What a relief to leave Varadero far, far behind. Having roughly 2hrs sleep under my belt, I staggered to the bus station, jumped on, and then entered "silent tourist mode". You see, as soon as you speak on a bus filled with tourists.. someone's gonna ...

cobbly streets, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

cobbly streets

A travel blog entry by kris

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... I feel a bit better today, I didnt make it to the sancti spiritus museum yesterday instead just opting for a long walking tour of trinidad and its little street parties it seems to be having.. I called it a night early as from yesterday I have decided to ...

Dancing in Trinidad, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Dancing in Trinidad

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... Trinidad, we shall continue. After arriving back, we took a drive up to Topes de Collantes which was in the mountains above Trinidad. There was a massive edifice which had been built by the former president Batista in two stages. He started it in 1937 and ...

Ross´s first long bus ride, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Ross´s first long bus ride

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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Today is Ross´s first long-ass bus-ride.  It´s six hours from Havana to Trinidad!  We started our day with coffee at the Plaza Vieja after breakfast at our casa.  The plaza is undergoing a major renovation, and it looks like it might ...

Trinidad, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Trinidad

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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We started our day off a bit later after our night out with Kara and Leigh.  We had breakfast at the casa which consisted of fresh mango juice, papaya and eggs.  We took a leisurely stroll through the plaza and ran into lots of touts who were ...

Tell me it's not true!, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Tell me it's not true!

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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The whole of Trinidad is in mourning. The world is now a different place, worse for the loss of a great man - our mate, Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin. It was hard to fight back the tears, but I somehow managed. Others weren't so reserved and just let ...

Mastercard or Visa?, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Mastercard or Visa?

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... and a toilet stop. While it was a holiday being Christmas Day, eventually found a Casas de cambio (money exchange) for some in Trinidad. While I had done my budget and realised that it will be tight towards the end of the trip, Ralph came back from the ...

Going Old School, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Going Old School

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... Heritage sites and to be brutilly honest, one colonial town starts to blur into another after a while on an extended trip.  BUT Trinidad is quite exceptional. I think it is due to is local town feel.  The whole town isn't very large and it feels ...

Rationing in Cuba, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Rationing in Cuba

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . Other information is kept on file for senior citizens and those on special diets (or "dietas."). http://insightcuba.com/how-does-cuba-s-food-rationing-system-work These are 3 excellent articles. Do read them. ...

Multi-Coloured “All Sorts” Lollies, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Multi-Coloured “All Sorts” Lollies

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... tour to the north Plaza Mayor. A photo shoot was in progress using Plaza Mayor with the Igelesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad as their backdrop. The walking tour was different and as described showed another side of this city - how the ...

Cocktail, Cigar, Dancing & Singing, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Cocktail, Cigar, Dancing & Singing

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... not unusual for the canchánchara -inebriated crowd to break into spontaneous dancing. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/central-cuba/trinidad/entertainment-nightlife/other/taberna-la-canchanchara#ixzz3x18RCSZa Did any of us break into spontaneous dancing? ...

Steps and hitchhiking, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Steps and hitchhiking

A travel blog entry by americankluntje

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... fruit and ice cream are their main ways to satisfy the desire for sweets. Absolutely fine with me because the Mango in Trinidad is the best in Cuba and for that matter I believe it has to be the best in the world. It is incredible. Absolutely delicious. ...

Trinidad, just a man and his pig, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Trinidad, just a man and his pig

A travel blog entry by themooners

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... Rachel started throwing elbows. Cubans tend to be short. Rachel is not. Smiley face. We got the last two seats on the bus. Trinidad is simply lovely. A quiet little town a few kilometers from the beach, its old town is a UNESCO site and should not be ...

Trinidad, Cuba, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Trinidad, Cuba

A travel blog entry by teamsharry

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... to learn about such a different political system to the one I grew up in. Anyway politics aside, we drove in the van to Trinidad, a cool little town close to the beach. We heard that the locals thought white buildings would be too hot in the heat of the ...

To Be or Not To Be - State or Private, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

To Be or Not To Be - State or Private

A travel blog entry by ukcat

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... best.  You go get’em Elive and Modesto.  I hope to see a supermarket on your property when I return. Trinidad, another Cuban architectural treasure, is situated about 6 miles from the coast.  One of the oldest cities in Cuba, it was ...

hangulatos gyöngyszem!, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

hangulatos gyöngyszem!

A travel blog entry by asomogyi77

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első pillanatra kiderült, ez egy tündéri városka! pedig a 12 órás fagyasztásos ücsörgés után alig bírtuk húzni a kerekes bőröndjeinket a macskaköves utakon. mégis nagyon megtetszett. nagyon más, ismét, mint az ...

The only donkey in Cuba, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

The only donkey in Cuba

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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... had to do with bad spirits.  I wondered how many people actually stopped to talk to Jorge while they touristed their way around Trinidad. He seemed pleased to share his story with us, and was amused by dad's tales of our canadian donkeys. Later on in ...

Colonial Trinidad & Cayo Coco, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Colonial Trinidad & Cayo Coco

A travel blog entry by kc2009

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Trinidad is another of UNESCO declared heritage sites in Cuba.  The whole town still carries the colonial feel, with brightly coloured buildings and cobbled streets.  We spent the first day drinking potent cocktail which is made from honey, rum, lemon ...

Trinidad, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Trinidad

A travel blog entry by curioustravel

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... first time I was ever up to my neck in bicycle with baggage all around unable to move a whole lot. We made it to Trinidad and I really needed to go relieve myself with all the bumps and excitement. Well, this very large and slow moving lady found me and ...

Ron y Cervezas en Cuba, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Ron y Cervezas en Cuba

A travel blog entry by vagabonddrift

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... old way. We borrowed a book on Cuba from our hosts and decided to go to Varadero, and then Trinidad. Varadero is the most touristic area of Cuba, which is famous for the longest beach, stretching 13kms, and it's 3-5* hotels that were originally built to ...

Salsa, Salsa, Spanish and more Salsa, Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

Salsa, Salsa, Spanish and more Salsa

A travel blog entry by davidandem

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... Simon Spanish lessons msimon@ehttdad.co.cu Yudel Paredes Vazquez Professional dance teacher - Salsa & other cuban rhythms Contact at: Piro Guinart No 113 e/ Frank Pais y Clemente Pereira, 62600, Trinidad S.S. Cuba Tel: (01-419) ...

La Habana & Trinidad, Cuba., Trinidad, Cuba travel blog

La Habana & Trinidad, Cuba.

A travel blog entry by kim_puravida

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... in Mexico. The surroundings were absolutely beautiful, with the mountains in the background! On the drive from Havana to Trinidad I noticed how green Cuba is, which I didn't realise before... with many farms and ranches along the way! On the way to the ...

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