|Signage from my rolled up window.|
But I was nervous because
1- I do not smoke. Never ever ever (not even a single drag) tried anything smoking related.
2- I knew I had to go with a classic car but what suspension do those things have?
Sha sha, I had paid for a ticket to Cuba and there was no way I wasn't going.
After breakfast I walked to the street and haggled a classic car taxi for the trip to and fro.
It cost 80 CUC.
|Side profile of the car|
Surprisingly the suspension was really good and or the roads were smooth,
either way it was a good drive.
|Notice the very recent usb stick. Renovation toh quality.|
Also the car had automatic transmission.
I was like ahn ahn, I'm sure your mechanics here sabi all the work.
|Accelerator and Brake.|
Unfortunately no A/C. but it was a rainy day so quite breezy.
|Side profile of the driver/tour guide who was so sweet/efficient|
|the leaves being dried- and they look a lot like bats|
|Views of the farm|
|Dried leaves showing the different points and flavors.|
I think I have might have exaggerated when I said I have never smoked. I smoke shisha/hookah sparingly ( but I am looking to buy a bong, if anyone is interested ).
Turns out Cuban cigars are smoked without inhaling the smoke like you would do cigarettes.
So not too bad.
|They see me rollin'|
|De-veining ( and hating)|
|Che looking on as I managed not to choke on my cigar.|
|Me being badass while my driver looks on approvingly.|
After this, I asked the driver, what else is there to do here, in Vinales?
He said I'll take you to la cueva. aka the cave.
It also has a restaurant-that charges you to use the bathroom 🙄
There is a waiting period depending on how full the cave is and the trip costs 5CUC.
Yes, yes I know Cuba is really a tourist trap.
|Scenes around the cave|
|Cueva del Indio|
|The only animals I saw|
|Sugar cane juice extractor- Why don't we have this in Lagos?|
|Trying to get into the boat.|
Except the cave is pitch black and the guide said something about no flash lights?
If you are claustrophobic please sit this one out.
Finished the cruise without incident, except those three seconds when the boat engine stopped.
So what else is in Vinales?
He said we can go to this hotel and there is an amazing view and I'm like LET US DO THIS.
But then my camera battery died. *sigh*
Anyway iPhone to the rescue.
|Pretty dope hotel in Vinales, the most luxurious thing I saw there|
|This View tho. I have an amazing Panorama I plan to frame.|
|This I actually really like. It's a compass showing the distance from the spot to various cities.|
Slightly tired, I suggested to the driver that I really want to see Fusterlandia.
All you need to know about Fusterlandia is in this article Here ( Go on click on it you know you want to).
When I got there it was closed * sad face*
But you know I'm always down for a photoshoot, the murals on the walls around are the most beautiful thing.
Spent about 20 minutes walking around and just being in awe, like your neighbors let you put mosaic on their fences, walls, gates?
In Dolphin the person you share your twin non detached duplex with won't even let you paint the front of their house FOR FREE.
The driver so sweetly pointed out all the popping of areas as we drove back to central havana.
Oh and later in the evening I went dancing and made some "newer friends".