After leaving the beautiful city of Trinidad, we made our way up to the mountains behind the city into Parque Natural Topes de Collantes. We went on an amazing hike that led us into a really cool slot canyon/cave made of limestone with great pools for swimming and even some climbing around. This was definitely one of the unexpected highlights of the trip.
“We are and should be Socialists” Departing Havana, we made our way to the town of Matanzas. We’d read about a rumba festival during the time we were visiting, so we gladly planned a stop there. Upon arrival we quickly learned that we were falsely informed by the lonely planet guide book. Matanzas is definitely known for its rumba festivals, but they occur regularly and almost every weekend, but we were there on a Monday so we were going to miss out….
With Koru safely parked with some of our new replacement items (computer, grill, kindles etc..) from the break-in thanks to superhero Cole who brought them for us from Colorado, we left Cancun bright and early in the morning for our 7am flight with much anticipation for the once untouchable Cuba. To the great unknown, a place paused in time, a chance for unexpected discovery.