05.07.2017 - 11.07.2017 33 °C
After Varadero we jumped in the car and drove 4 hours to the colonial town of Trinidad. It has been renovated a little more than Havana and it is quite pretty. The buildings are painted pastel colours, the streets are made out of stone and people still use horse drawn carts as a mode of transport. There are also loads of vultures...actually all throughout Cuba there are large groups of vultures circling in the sky.
The wifi here is only available in the squares and I think every single tourist sat there during the evenings checking their emails etc. Its quite a painful process. You have to buy a card which will last you for 1hour then try and connect with all the other people in the square which is hard to do when people are making video calls and stealing all the internet! I'm not quite sure it works like that but its quite frustrating to see people making video calls when you cant even connect.
We took a drive down to Playa Ancon (or Ancon Beach) and spent the day sitting under the permanent umbrellas they have set up. Its free to use them and there are loads of food / drink options available. The beach here was not as impressive as Varadero but still fun and a good way to pass the day.
We also ventured out to El Nichowhich was a group of waterfalls an hour and half outside of Trinidad. After our last visit to waterfalls failed we were really hoping that these ones didn't disappoint. We arrived early and were so excited to see beautiful blue water. The water is absolutely freezing and takes your breath away when you jump in but you eventually get used to it. We spent a bit of time here swimming and exploring the various swimming holes. It was quite beautiful and definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Trinidad also had some amazing food! We didn't struggle with food at all during our stay in Cuba. I was warned they had quite bland food. It wasn't as spicy as Mexico but we were not disappointed. And the servings are massive!! We were only eating breakfast and dinner as we were being given so much food. They also make really good pizzas which I found quite surprising.
So, after our quick jaunt in Trinidad we return to Havana for a night then off to Mexico again. This time visiting the coast. More beach time for us - woo hoo! Again, more pictures will be uploaded once the internet starts co-operating with me.