NH La Habana
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... and the rest is "At the red building, turn left and walk .2 kilometers. After spinning three times, spot the Burger King, say the secret password, and magical gates will open and bring you to your hostel."
But, I found it. Praise the universe, you had faith in me after all!!!
I got inside, settled into my room, and then headed for the outdoor pool/deck area so I could read some more.
A little about how I find hostels - I don't ...
... we began to wonder what was going on, but were reassured by some sounds from within.....perhaps the delay was a slightly Spanish attention to timing. Eventually one of the Swiss bravely rang a little bell, whereupon a giant, bearded Spanish man opened the wooden door, and announced that the Monastery was closed until Sunday in preparation for Holy Week. Rats! We all dispersed, and I returned to the flat with the news.
Fortunately I had a Plan B....Liz and I ...
... you can order another favorite - Pimientos de Padron - sauteed in olive oil little green peppers which are normally mild, but once in a while you get a very spicy one among them...and you never know which one on the plate is spicy - they all look the same...mushrooms, octopus, shrimp - everything tastes great there...especially washed down with ...
'then the people attempt to draw the attention of the bull and dodge him. Despite the bull have it's horns dulled and being a younger bull it is still very powerful and knocking people around who fail to dodge it (very funny to watch people flying through the air). The goal here is to not disrespect the bull (eg: pull his tail or hang on to the horns) because ...
... based on our plans but what the hell - couldn't miss the opportunity. It was worth it but no photos allowed of course.
The trip on the bus was a good decision taking us around the older parts of the city with lots of explanations. Gave us a good sense of direction and location - well one of us anyway - and an idea of what we might want to come back ...