The streets of Trinidad, Cuba.

Trinidad is known as one of the best preserved, oldest towns in Cuba. I venture down for a quick overnight discovery. It’s touristy - there are souvenir shops everywhere and tourists roam the streets.

The old pebble streets are thin and make for slow travel - either by foot or vehicle. Horse and carriage trot around, allowing tourists a higher vantage point to view the streets and architecture.

A lot of Cuban homes and buildings are colourful but run down, cracking and dusted with grime. Cubans just don't have the money to maintain them. And to be honest, I'm not sure they even have the desire (from experiencing their relaxed lifestyle and attitude to work). Here, the buildings are clean and freshly painted with colour. Making it look more attractive to the tourists, I presume.

Spending a few days here, experiencing the town as it goes about it's day to day life, rather than coming in for the day with the other busloads, would be ideal. Something I plan to do next time in Cuba.

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