Islazul Hotel La Ronda
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... both abuelos, or grandparents.
Crying grand baby included at no charge.
Dinner was good, our walk was good. Enough
for today. And now it is time for
bed. More later.
February 28, 2104
Dear Cara and Alan,
I know it is difficult for Americano’s to
travel to Cuba, but when you can you must come to Trinidad.
It is nearly impossible to begin to
describe this city. It’s a confusing
... 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.
After breakfast, headed for the casa de cambio to get money, which went well. Then back to the hostal to settle the bill and finish packing.
Headed off in the rackety old taxi Carlos summoned for the Viazul station, which is about a five minute drive away. The driver had to park two streets away (I guess there is no parking at the station) and hump my bag all the way to station then back to a door marked USD to buy my ticket. I never would have figured that ...
... a string instrument right handed, but I wanted to give it a go. I have a good ear for music so our teacher showed me how to play a simple version of Guantanamera which I actually could pull off. Nathan accompanied me on the guitar and our teacher (who’s name I have forgotten) sang along. Then Nathan suggested we change the beats slightly and we played ‘Louie Louie’. After 1 ½ hours of practice I had a blister on the right index finger and was physically ...