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Travel Blogs from Trinidad
February 24, 2014
Cara y Alan,
What a final night in Habana we had! We found this little restaurant on 17th,
just across the street from
The Empradero, I think. Well, lovely
grilled food and the Casa, it was wonderful!
I think it was called La Casona de 17.
After dinner we went up to the 33rd floor of La Torre (at the
Emprador) for a drink – can you believe it?
La Torre was ...
... hour and a half for exploring on our own and shopping for crafts was interrupted by a torrential downpour; we had to hail a bike cab just to cross a street that had become a gushing brown river. Fortunately the sun came out and we made up for lost time.
Alex's evening lecture on the Economics of Cuba, held across the street from the hotel in the nightclub of the Moorish Castle, was excellent and I had my first Cuba ...
... After wandering for a couple of days we rented bikes and cycled out to the Ancon Pennisula- Amanda M has verbally abused us for not checking out the Cuban beach scene so we thought we'd visit these little pocket beaches near Trinidad. We lasted about two hours and and just as a couple of older French dolls decided to go topless (gravity having claimed more victims), we knew our beach time in Cuba was going to be brief.
... goes fast when you're on a computer! Had a terrible coffee which was 3 times more than it should have been -yay ! We have just finished dinner in our home stay a fantastic black bean soup - a highlight followed by lobster - not like anything I have seen before. It was like it had been removed from the shell and then flattened in a sandwich press. Should have had shrimps - they looked the best. Lovely fruit again and ice ...
... final between germany and italy. I have to sneek in, but then I manage to see the dissapointing game. After that, I can pass my frustration lying on a nice beach and round in the warm Caribbean sea. To get back to Trinidad, I have to hitchhike and it proves to be a bit more complicated, but in the end a family of Englishmen takes me with them, making space for me in the car by sitting the young boy on the knees of his father. Thanks guys. ...