Casa Miguel Suarez
Travel Blogs from Trinidad
... gear but saw nothing
really except sea grass. Besides two
huge hotels there is only a little bar there that sells sandwiches and
beer. Needless to say, we decided to
take a taxi back from the beach instead of being a sardine in a can again. Yesterday we took a tour of the nearby
mountains and a guide led us through the forest to a beautiful waterfall, a 4km
Near the Plaza Mayor, in the center of
town, is Casa de ...
... 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 ...
... the itinerary was the agricultural market---a local Farmer's Market. The butchers definitely take a "hands-on" approach. It was fascinating to watch--"What will not kill you will make you stronger; but in any case, put the food in hot oil and that will kill anything". Here we had our first taste of the small, sweet Cuban banana.
On the road to Trinidad we enjoyed the country-side and on-the-road learning......I loved seeing all the old cars. The ...
At 8:40 am we boarded a blue Transtur bus to Trinidad. We drove until 4 pm, arriving in a reasonably hotter, quieter city. As soon as you're off the bus, you are bombarded with a throng of about fifteen people, trying to hand you their business cards, getting you to stay at their house, eat at their restaurant, or offering you another taxi.
Here, we were a bit unsure of what to do or where to head. We didn't even have a map of ...