Tinajones are rounded clay earthen pots that were used to transport goods and help solve the area's water shortage by collecting rain. Traditionally they were placed half-buried in the ground so that water would stay cool. People would try to keep up with the quantity and quality of their neighbours' tinajones, eventually also making them a status symbol.
They're an important cultural symbol of Camaguey, and the mysterious legend goes that anyone who drinks water from a tinajone in Camaguey will fall in love with the town and never be able to leave. They can be seen scattered in yards and parks, like in Parque Agramonte.
Local people will invite you to have diner or lunch at their private accomodations - just go for it - no danger - just excellent food and atmosphere !
Cost : the average - quality : better than in the
government restaurants - so what ?
People in the picture : just 6 satisfied belgian people looking for a new adventures in this beautiful country !
Having lunch or diner in Cuba - the food itself is acceptable - the highlight is always a local band playing/singing and amusing the guests. Pay a special fee or buy their CD's at an average price of 15US dollars
Always a rememberance never to forget !