Advertisement
« previous next »
The Boulevard  
   

The Boulevard

Sancti Spiritus- UNESCO Missed Out on this Gem!

June 5th 2016
And greetings from Cuba once again. After 11 days in Cuba, most of my clothes smell weird, I have read 6 books, I am in my fourth town Sancti Spiritus, and my Spanish is AMAZING. Ok, the last point may not be completely true, but I think I am getting pretty close to fluent. After I left Trinidad, I moved 90 minutes northish to Sancti Spiritus, a small town that is 500 years old, the same as ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Cayo Largo Del Sur

Cuban Flag The native Amerindian population of Cuba began to decline after the European discovery of the island by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 and following its development as a Spanish colony during the next several centuries. Large numbers of African slaves ... ... read more
Advertisement
9th June 2016

Cute, colorful streets
I've duly recorded this charmer for my trip to Cuba--my favorite places are often these small, untouristed ones. But when you told of those conversations, that must be a bit loud since they take place inside and outside of a house, it rather confirms what I've heard of Cuba--constant noise, constant music. Ok for three weeks, but yikes--somewhat intense.
9th June 2016

Choose your rooms wisely...
Yes Tara, you're right about the noise. I really noticed those conversations, hence writing about them, in Sancti Spiritus because my bedroom was right off the street. I wanted to be that close to the centre, so put up with it, but I'm normally a peace and quite kind of gal myself. I therefore spent a lot of time on the rooftop! People all live very close in these towns, add in the animals, children, very loud diesel engines from ancient vehicles, and it can get loud on the street. Thats where the quieter rooftops come into play!

Tot: 2.584s; Tpl: 0.026s; cc: 17; qc: 79; dbt: 0.0527s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 2; ; mem: 1.5mb