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  • Day20

    Playa Largo

    October 20, 2016 in Cuba ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    I had a great time in Trinidad. Ended up extending my stay to 3 nights as I was enjoying it so much.
    On my second day I went to Playa Ancon on the suggestion of some people id met at breakfast. Ended up seeing them at the beach and spending the day with then along with some others they knew.
    When it came time to leave one of the groups had cycled but one of them did not want to cycle back so I took her bike and rode the 16km back.
    That evening we went to something called the stairs which is basically a massive set of stairs covered in a combination of tourists and locals all drinking and partying together with a salsa dance floor in the middle along with live band.
    After one more night in Trinidad I headed to playa Largo which was a small beachside town. I rode 15km each way to a beach called Playa Pesco for some of the best snorkelling I've ever done. Crystal clear waters and beautifully coloured fish.
    Then back to Havana.
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  • Day15


    October 15, 2016 in Cuba ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Absolutely loved Santa Clara. Was full of character and history made it an enjoyable place to stay for 3 days!
    Next I got the overnight bus to Santiago de Cuba. Leaving at 01:15 I eventually arrived in Santiago at 14:00.
    Spent the evening drinking rum and smoking cigars with the locals
    The next day I found a great little salsa bar during the day for a few beers. Got the night bus again to Camagüey
    Arriving in Camagüey at 06:00 I spent an hour sleeping at the station before heading to try and find a casa. Having no luck with finding a casa I decided id spend the day in Camagüey then get the 02:45 bus to Trinidad.
    Camagüey has some interesting historical buildings but is hard to understand without a really good knowledge of Spanish.
    On the way back to the station around 7 just before it got dark I managed to get into the Baseball stadium for a look around when it was closed. I also found some kids playing football on the street on the way so watched them for a bit.
    I got to the station around 7:30 only 7 hours before my bus.
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  • Day9

    Santa Clara

    October 9, 2016 in Cuba ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    So I'm finally in Cuba. Its an interesting country to say the least! Getting internet access is difficult hence the lack of posts on here!
    I arrived on Wednesday and Managed to luck out sharing a cab to where I was staying with a couple who were staying nearby. Happened that they'd pre-booked a cab that was a classic car! Then I spent the evening drinking rum and coke in the hostel. A bottle of rum (Havana Club Especial) costs just £4.50 for 700ml!
    On Thursday I explored both the old and new Havana. Taking in the sites and the way the people live! Its a completely different world! Like stepping back in time 50 years with classic cars, old buildings and a very laid back way of life!
    We then went out that evening with a group from the hostel (4Germans, 3 Dutch, 1 Canadian and an Australian) and spent the evening dancing to a live Salsa band in a local club before spending a few hours walking the streets of Havana and picking up El Colectivos to try and find another place to party.
    The next day I went to the beach (playa Tropico) with the four Germans, the Aussie and one of the Dutch girls. We had a great day drinking beer and coconuts in the sun and swimming in the beautiful warm sea!
    On Saturday I traveled to Varadero and did a bit if snorkelling.
    Had a really early start on Sunday getting up at 6:15 to catch a bus at 7 to Santa Clara.
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