Not only was my first time in the Caribbean, it was my first time in the Americas and the country left a huge impression on me. So while I busy myself putting these impressions to paper (figuratively), I thought I would share some photos from the trip.
Day one: Havana
On day one, we explored Centro Habana, the city’s central – and densely-populated region where we stayed.
We then headed into Habana Vieja, the UNESCO-listed old town of the city, where traces of Caribbean colonial history can still be felt.
Day two: Havana
On day two, we jumped into a classic yank tank for a tour of the city’s main sights.
Day three: Havana to Trinidad
Day three meant a long journey by private taxi to Trinidad – made even longer by breaking down and transferring into another (very full) taxi – a story in itself.
We arrived in Trinidad by evening, ready for some sunset shots.
Day five: Playa Ancon
The next day, we biked the 30km roundtrip to Playa Ancon, the best beach on Cuba’s southern coast. En-route I saw more crabs than I have ever seen in my life… and cycled over more than I ever want to in my life. RIP crabs.
Day six & seven: Varadero
Our last two days were – quite literally – a wash out. On arrival in Varadero, we were met with a brutal storm which lasted most of the day and grey skies and occasional rain dogged us into our second day, too. A grey end to a great trip!