When Lonely Planet says somewhere is cool and worthy of your precious time, you have to take notice.
They’ve just announced Trinidad in Cuba as one of their ‘Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2014’.
“Tiny Trinidad, sloping between the tropical foothills of the Escambray Mountains and the sparkling Caribbean Sea, is a sherbet-tinged, time-trapped Unesco World Heritage Site, bulging with the best of architectural and decorative wealth from the 19th century – Mudéjar ceilings, French porcelain and Carrara marble floors.” – Lonely Planet
There are thousands of cities in this world of ours, and to see beautiful Trinidad handpicked out was very exciting.
I visited Trinidad in Cuba for four days back in May, and would go back in a heartbeat.
We had no purpose but to chill out, eat and drink. We sat around by day, watching some Cuban bands and supping on our daiquiris.
Afternoon swung by and the city relaxed, we found some shade and sat back to watch the tourists bend in interest
to feel the local artefacts and try to bargain the Cubans down.
By evening the pace had picked up, the air had cooled and the music was back in force.
We found a table at Trinidad’s Casa de la Musica and watched the locals pick the tourists up to dance.
Feeling peckish we found a restaurant with tables on the balcony.
A few fat prawns and tasty fish later we waddled on home back to our casa particular where we stayed the night.
Ready to rest and repeat the next day.
Trinidad was chilled, especially after the bright lights of Havana.
Stay for a few days and go and check out the beaches at Playa Ancon – they’re only a short bus ride away.
You can get to Trinidad really easily from Havana. It took about 5 hours and cost £20.
The coach picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at our next one.
It was a comfy ride and we had rest stops along the way – what more do you need?!