On the way to Santa Clara from Trinidad, we agreed to do a mountain trek and enjoy some of the highlands of Cuba.
It was very fresh and nice, and we even were able to have coffee at a Cuban's home in the mountains, which was really nice. We gave her a tip as a sign of appreciation.
On the way back to our bus on the Russian truck, the truck got bogged and we felt it was about to tip over! Some of us screamed, and it was decided we all got out and walked the last few hundred meters. It wasn't as easy as that though, because we had to walk on mud, thus our shoes were totally covered in mud, but it was fun!
I tried to piggy-back Helen (one of the girls on our tour) to save her from getting her feet all mudded-over, but I could hardly grip the mud myself with my feet, so she had to walk like the rest of us! Well, I tried.
We had an organised Catemeran trip thanks to being on a tour. We boarded at El Ancon, which is about a 20 minute drive from Trinidad.
The seas were a bit choppy and windy, but that didn't matter. We had a fantastic time on the catermeran and on the island, and if you ever go to Cuba, take a break and enjoy the sea.
The Carribean waters off Cuba are very warm compared to Sydney's (in Australia) waters where even in the summertime, can be quite cold! It was a pleasure swimming about over the corals. I did see lobsters, plenty of fish and some corals, although much of it was discoloured.
Calle 31 esq. A 54, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Caribbean
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Carretera Pasacaballo Km 18, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Caribbean
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I believe the most popular hotel in town - as tourist accomodation. But a goody - renovated only a...more