Trinidad was very beautiful but we were quite underwhelmed after visiting numerous other Latin American cities. The tourist effect was certainly having it’s impact on the city as well as it was packed with tourists (I know we were one of them too!) which gave it a different feel.
We were only there for 2 nights, more than enough time for this tiny town, and apart from a quick walk taking in the architecture we went on pretty much the only activity around, the train ride through the Valle de los Ingenios. It was pretty much a train packed full of tourists which took you to another small town which you were herded past stalls full of nik naks to a tower to climb for a view. This was followed by a stop at a run down sugar mill where the most exciting thing to see was a dog with one eye.
By this point the trip Cuba was starting to wear us down with all it’s quirks. We only needed one more thing to tip us over the edge. All the buses were full to Havana so we arranged for a taxi, they charged per person and wanted a full car so Shaun offered to pay for the 4th seat so we could have the car to ourselves and have a comfortable journey back. On the morning we were due to leave the car didn’t turn up. Our casa owner called the driver who informed her that he was having a few car problems and it running a bit late. In true Cuban fashion a shit heap arrived an hour late and he still expected the same fee. After loosing our rag we eventually agreed as we wanted to get the hell out of there.