CU After leaving México we arrived in Habana. After a rough start in the morning (got woken up because the house was going to be fumigation) we walked in the city, had a big lunch, saw the old Town and even saw some young people practicing capoiera. We took a "collectivo" (shared cab) to Trinidad. We were with a Swedish tourist. When we arrived we met a French guy that helped us by recommending the casa he was staying at. We got lunch and I was offered a beer by a French/Cuban patron. Then we got into a social event for local old people and got to dance a little bit.
In the evening we went with our French neighbors to a Rumba event.
The second day in Trinidad was about relaxing and preparing the next two days at the beach in a cheap (and run down) all inclusive hotel. We got into a taxi to get to the beach. The hotel was 30 years old and not well maintened but it was OK for us. We played chess, checked the beach, enjoyed the show (even though I was "volunteered" and somehow hurt my teeth). The only problem was that I was feeling a bit sick since the morning. The second day was mostly about trying to get over my sickness but we still enjoyed the beach. We checked out, went back to Trinidad where we took some pictures and had a nice blue cheese pizza, then took the bus to Santa Clara.
We met a woman and her daughter at the bus station that insisted to show us a paper written in Korean, as they were convinced that Belinda would understand it despite us telling them Chinese isn't the same language.
They offered a cheap accommodation and we even had diner there.
The main reason we had to go to Santa Clara was to visit the cigar factory. It was small but interesting. We also "visited" local supermarkets, pretty depressing. At least we found a good and cheap restaurant and we went for lunch and diner. We took another collectivo to get back to la Habana. We saw a dead dog on the road and some kind of vultures feeding.
We had some kind of adventure with our casa (we didn't go to the one we had planned, then had to change but in the end Belinda found a great and cheap one, with wifi router!).
Our craving for am acceptable breakfast got us on the rooftop of a "fancy" hotel. It wasn't cheap but worth it. After that we walked around the old city. Saw à lot of nice old cars (all about 60 year old!) Then took a 40m tour of the rest of the city in a convertible. We had lunch in a so so restaurant but as in many place in the center there was a live band and even some dancing.
Then we visited the Habana Club rhum museum and had a sample to taste.
Finally we had diner in a restaurant looking like an American diner from the 50s.
For our last day in Habana, I found a nice breakfast place then the son of our landlord (who is a medic but apparently only works because he likes it as the salary is bad) took us to the airport and we left Cuba!
Paste it somewhere!