I wish I could stay in Santiago de Cuba a couple more days, but my time in Cuba is limited. So I decided to spend two nights in a row on travelling by Viazul's overnight-bus. And my next destination was Trinidad.


The fare was CUC31.00 and the bus-ride was no problem, but the seat I had this time was less comfortable than the previous bus and it was freezing inside the bus again.

The bus arrived in Trinidad around 8:00 yesterday morning. As soon as I got off the bus, many Cuban people came up to me and asked me if I already had a booking for tonight's accommodation. I didn't book anything, but I was quite keen on walking around the town and looking for a reasonable guesthouse by dragging my heavy luggage.
I managed to decline all offers from persuasive Cuban guesthouse-owners and I walked away from them when one more Cuban approached me from the other side of the bus terminal. Her name was Marta, and she showed me a list of recommendations written by other travellers. Amongst them there was one recommendation written by a Japanese guy. That's how I ended up staying in Marta's brother-in-law's guesthouse for CUC15.00 per night with additional costs for breakfast (CUC3.00) and dinner (CUC5.00).
The photo below shows the guesthouse owned by Manuel (Marta's brother in law).


Trinidad is a small town (registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List). No wonder many houses and buildings are typical colonial-style architecture.




Everybody in this town was very chilled and nobody looked busy running around and working like a dog. Time for these Cuban people seemed to be ticking much more slowly than ours. I wondered if this was just the Cuban way of life-style or if they were simply unemployed?



I found one guy who seemed to be busy enough at a pizza shop. He was very friendly to me and the pizza I had was only CUP7.00 (only about EUR0.22). Honestly speaking, it wasn't really a good pizza but was edible at least.



Casa de la Música is located at the square in town where bands and dancers perform almost every night. They usually play traditional Cuban music (?) or else salsa. And as soon as a band starts playing music, locals and foreigners, regardless of their ages or where they are from, jump on to the dance floor and start dancing.
I really suck at salsa-dancing. So I never join them. I just watch them from distance in order to avoid any woman asking me to dance with her.


There was a Rumba show - the Afro Cuban music and dance rhythm - at Casa de la Música tonight. The Rumba dancers were so dynamic and powerful, and it was absolutely mind-blowing! I'd never seen them before in my life and I truly enjoyed it.


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