Saturday, 12 August 2017

The long walk home - Trinidad, Cuba

We're drawing to a close, our time in Trinidad.
Mr Seasons and I happily walk a lot when on holidays. 
These final pictures were taken during our afternoon walking session.

I loved the look of the cobblestone streets, but they were rather difficult to walk along.
Generally, we hugged the narrow pathway next to the houses.


I could have taken photos of this crumbling church all day.
The late afternoon sun made for stunning light and shade effects.

Iglesia de Santa Ana is an 18th century church that is now bricked up.
My DK Eyewitness Cuba says, 

'the square is a popular place to gather, and is a favourite with children  who come to play ball games.'

And they did!




We then strolled down General Lino Perez, although once again, this simple act highlighted one of the problems for travellers in Cuba. 
The Lonely Planet map only uses the new post-revolutionary names whereas all the locals still refer to the streets by their original names.
In actual fact we strolled down Calle San Procopio towards Parque Cespedes/Plaza Carillo (another very popular wi-fi park for the locals).











The park was buzzing with locals. Music was blaring from multiple places. Every second person was on a device of some kind, alcohol was being passed around and teens were gathering in noisy groups.






The walk back to our gorgeous casa particular was into the setting sun. 
We followed various back roads home.
We knew we were close, when we found the train line.





After our huge day out, it was lovely to come home to our quiet, green casa - being run by an Australian woman, now married to a local man (I'll do a post about all our casa's and their wonderful hosts later). 
We had a fun evening chatting, drinking, eating, singing and getting to know the pets.
And of course, trying a Cuban cigar!





This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.

7 comments:

  1. I love the picture of the benches and the semi-covered walkway. It's beautiful!

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  2. What an amazing trip that must have been. I love all the coloured buildings, I can't imagine wifi there though! And what are those drinks?

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    1. Very yummy coconut & lime mojitos :-D
      And it was a truly amazing trip Louise - we loved every minute.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this spot with us. I especially love the little random photos. So fun!

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  4. LOVE the pictures of vivid colors on the homes and buildings as well as the people in the street scenes. Sounds like a fabulous visit.
    My Saturday Snapshots post features a visit to Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park, USA. https://sandranachlinger.blogspot.com/2017/08/mountains-hurricane-ridge-olympic.html

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  5. I love all the different colors. Looks like a great place to spend a few days!

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  6. What great pictures! The scenery is beautiful, but the skies are also dramatic. Did you get some storms while you were there?

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