Saturday, 24 June 2017

Trinidad, Cuba - Giddy Up!

Trinidad was the most touristy part of our time in Cuba. 
All the main squares, streets and museums were teeming with busloads of tourists from all round the world. The area around Plaza Mayor was fascinating in a preserved-historic-town-for-tourists kind of way, but it was our walks around the back streets that proved most interesting.

Almost everyone knows about the beautifully preserved pastel coloured houses and cobblestone streets to be found in this UNESCO World Heritage site. 

All of that is true and then some, however for us, a huge part of the charm of Trinidad was it's horses.

According to our Lonely Planet guide 'the first sound in the morning is the clip-clop of horses' hooves on the cobbled streets followed by the cries of old men selling bread from bicycles.'

Like every other town in Cuba, it was actually the roosters and chickens that woke us every morning, but the sound (and smell) of horses played a big part in our day walking around Trinidad.










This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.

7 comments:

  1. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing, and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

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  2. What a great trip that must have been! I'd love to go there one day.

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  3. Great picture! I love exploring the "backroads" of new places!

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  4. I'd love to visit Cuba someday...I speak Spanish and I've lived in Mexico so I feel like it'd be a great way to reconnect with the culture!

    Enjoy your week Jackie!

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  5. Gorgeous pics, as always! I love the colorful houses. One of my closest friends just visited Cuba about a month ago - you are lucky to have gone, too! Thanks for sharing your experiences -

    Sue

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  6. Those horses look so sad....

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