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Travel Blogs from Trinidad
... br> Sugarcane grown in the nearby hills brought money to Trinidad and when
sugarcane was done, having a marina close and the Havana authorities far, made
shipping and receiving contraband equally lucrative. Today it will be tourism that brings new
The first day here we found the town very
difficult. We couldn’t understand the
map and were constantly lost, which is frustrating because I am generally
pretty good ...
... hotel for a buffet lunch, the first buffet meal (other than breakfast) of the tour. Whoever said that Cuban food was good, just not very varied, has never eaten here. They had salads, breads, fruit, chicken, fish, beef, spaghetti and meatballs, tamales, beans, hearts of palm, Russian salad, French-friend onion rings and so on-and judging from what I ate and the reports of my fellow tourists, it was all delicious.
... br style="font-family: monospace; line-height: normal;">Even searching for a good meal in Cuba took on a heavy Spanish flavour in Trinidad- much like Don Quixote and Sancho wandering the countryside in a delusional attempt to find a damsel in distress, we scoured the streets in an equally delusional attempt to find a tasty meal. They did things to a pizza that would be considered criminal in most civilized countries.
... along the way! On the way to the waterfall we stopped off at a restaurant/farm which still had a sugar cane machine in place from the days of slavery, where they used to spend all day in the sun. The juice from the sugar cane, plus lime and rum created the drink Jugo de Caņo, which was really tasty.
We continued on our journey, and by this point we were all desperate to see the waterfalls, having spent ...
... wonderful.....I only wish that I knew the stories that they tell with the dances. For sure they were all about love and tragedy... I can’t remember what I ate, I can only remember the visuals of the dance.
We finished the night with coffee at Al Capone’s favorite, Hotel Sevilla.
Cuba - all that I expected. In planning this trip I did not allow anywhere near the time required to appreciate this country.....Loved it.