Trinidad, Cuba Part II with Zeb the Duck

Last time I, Zeb the Duck, shared some scenes in Trinidad, Cuba as we strolled through the streets.  I saw so much.  These photos are also in Trinidad.  Diego Velázquez de Cuellar founded Trinidad in 1514, but in 1518 Hernan Cortes passed through recruiting mercenaries for his expedition to Mexico.  The town almost disappeared.

Here I am on a horse cart.

Zeb and Channel on horse cart

Zeb and Channel on horse cart

My friend, Channel the bear, is with me.

These street musicians entertained us.  Mom and other humans gave them some money.

Musicians on the street

Musicians on the street

We liked them.

At Las Terrazas, near Havana, we saw a food ration store.  If people have money, they can purchase additional food in stores like this.

People can buy food; not this duck

People can buy food; not this duck

In the streets we saw many horses, some of them with carts.  This horse was working with the men to repair the road.

Always work to do

Always work to do

The famous plaza in Trinidad is Plaza Mayor.  This church is by the plaza.

Near Plaza Mayor

Near Plaza Mayor

You can see that other buildings are being restored.  In 1988 Trinidad was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

These stairs are also near Plaza Mayor.

Near Plaza Mayor

Near Plaza Mayor

We returned here one evening to listen to music.  More about that later.

This is a very nice house and I liked the old car in the driveway.

Nice car

Nice car

Unfortunately this street market did not have all the venders at this time.

Street market in Trinidad

Street market in Trinidad

I do like markets.

This elementary school was near us and the teachers and children were very friendly.

Kids in school in Trinidad

Kids in school in Trinidad

Before leaving for lunch, we gave them school supplies we brought from the U.S.

In Cuba, Casas Particulares are similar to our bed and breakfasts.  We visited this Casa Particular.  Maria del Carmen Reyes was the hostess.  She and her husband rent to visitors.  He is the horse whisperer.  Horses are very important to Cuba, and he teaches people how to care for and feed them.  His horse is very well behaved and he brought the horse in the house to meet us.

Horse in the house

Horse in the house

We walked around the house and out to the patio.

I am on the stairs

I am on the stairs

There are lots of rooms for his family and for visitors.   We were there in December,

Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad

Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad with Zeb and Channel

so we enjoyed his Christmas tree.

We are going to Hacienda de Manaca Iznaga for lunch.  I will tell you about that next time.  Visit me again at ColoradoTravelingDucks.com

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