Cuba, Cienfuegos Guide (B): Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba

Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba
We enjoyed our breakfast on the upstairs terrace as we looked on the horse drawn taxis. From our balcony view, the large city with a population of 110,000, still seemed like a quiet ghost town. Our breakfast was much of the same…egg, papaya, pineapple, and bread and juice and coffee. Here the pineapples were larger and not as good as the tiny ones in Viñales. We enjoyed our time at Eliza y Miguel Angel’s house, but it was time to pack up and keep touring.

We started out at the square around Parque José Martí where a mangy mutt protected us tourists. Each time a Cuban approached, he barked, and chased, and carried on until he felt sure the tourists were safe. He knew who was going to feed him table scraps…tourists and in particular Mary, but for some reason he followed Brian, Erin and I around the square while Page found a gallery that suited her shopping tendencies. Erin, Brian, and I looked in on the buildings that surrounded the square; the cathedral, theater, and town hall before we found a nice hotel with an available bathroom. Then we passed by the greyhounds that symbolized wealth and strolled through market on the way to the waterfront. I loved seeing the old fishing boats, though I must say I would not want to travel on one 90 miles to Florida like many Cubans do.

Cathedral

Symbol of Cienfuegos

Our leisurely stroll took far less time than the hour allotted, so we seeked out some shade Parque José Martí and utilized Brian’s wifi card. My phone ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba
Guide Location: Cuba » Cienfuegos
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Parque José Martí   Arc de Triomphe   Palacio de Valle   Big Bang Restaurant   Trinidad’s Plaza Mayor   Restaurante La Parranda   Gourmet Vista Restaurante  
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on author's website: https://adventuresofacouchsurfer.com/2017/02/20/cienfuegos-and-trinidad-cuba/