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Travel Blogs from Trinidad
Getting to Cuba from cancun was a breeze. There were no flight delays and because my flight was so late at night, the customs officers were almost asleep. I had specifically found an ATM in cancun to take out $400 US dollars as they are always the best currency to travel with and who knew if Cuba would even exchange mexican pesos. I got a bit of a …
... a crane, entirely by hand, and is the tallest
building in Habana, maybe Cuba. A few years
ago, the elevator failed, but it's good now. The view was wonderful, the drink
Today we said adios to our new amigos at
ArteDel and got on the big bus to Trinidad.
It was great, very comfortable and roomy, but the ride was long. Nearly 7 hours. Once out of Habana, the countryside opened up
and it was beautiful. Carts and ...
... 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 ...
... It took a while to find some music we were both comfortable with. The songs I brought meant nothing to him and I am not very familiar with Cuban music outside of The Buena Vista Social Club. Finally settled on Chano Chao (which is on the Buena Vista Social Club album) which Digno assured me was easy.
It was quite a challenge taking instruction in Spanish, but the chords were quite simple. My fingers ...