Hello! I am back!
First day I am having today where I can relax at home and peacefully complete a post on my blog. Good times 🙂
I just got back from a trip to Cuba so I will give you some insights on traveling to Cuba and of course on traveling by yourself as a girl/women. I should really say women at this point but for some reason I still feel like a girl haha maybe one day.
Cuba is amazing and if you have the chance to see it, please go! It’s very different to many places in the world and I honestly believe it is quite a unique place in comparison to many places that I have been to.
Number 1: THE CARS!!!! Just amazing to see these Cadillacs spinning around Havana and around the most remote areas of Cuba. Taking a hike through the stunning country side of Cuba outside Vinales and Trinidad and seeing one of these babies pop up every now and again just blew my mind every time. A lilac/white old-timer passing by me with a backdrop of luscious green jungle and mountains is just a phenomenal site to see.
I think my outfit matches the car very well here haha Barbie all the way! ❤
Number 2: STUCK IN TIME: Everything is like it was 50 odd years ago, specially in the countryside. Public phones where people cue up in a line to use, no Internet except in certain public spaces and you need to buy cards to use it, so in general just not very well connected. The use of Horses to carry people and things, the pace of life is extremely slow! (I was waiting at the bus stop at a “fast”food place for some fried chicken for nearly 40 minutes, I told him I don’t want to miss my bus, however he was still moving in slow motion, it was painful to watch haha)
However nice to see for a holiday, to live here no! I would not have the patience.
A lot of Horse riding was done. I was galloping by the end of the trip. Keep in mind I dont know how to ride horses.
The real cowboys are not to be found in Texas but in Cuba haha
Farm animals everywhere. They really have a good life here running around freely. Any Vegetarian would be happy to see this.
The supermarket! Shocker!
enjoying the slow pace of life. Loved the porches and rocking chairs. whole families just sit out here all day and night watching the life go by. Work is not really a thing here haha But You can’t really blame them if the average monthly wage is only 20 us $.
Number 3: THE COUNTRY ITSELF AND ALL ITS BEAUTY:
Jungle, Beaches, Mountains. It has it all. A paradise for Hikers and Divers alike.
I did snorkeling which was very nice. Saw all sorts of colourful fishes from lilac to rainbow coloured.
Always a beer in hand or a coconut. Just the way it should be at a beach 😉 Getting my tan on big time here.
How cute are these houses? little colourful houses like these all over the countryside of cuba
Number 4: IF YOU LIKE RUM THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU
You cannot get away from Rum! No matter how hard you try it will always make it’s way into your body somehow. People offer you Rum from morning to night and I’m talking straight Rum directly from the bottle. For Breakfast, during Horse riding, Hiking, at the beach, in people’s houses. You will leave this country feeling like an alcoholic so be prepared as it is rude to say no to rum 🙂
And let’s not forget about the Cigars!
Lime Green yey! Party in a cave yey!
Beer for a change 😉 check out my very cuban outfit
Now as to traveling solo. It is awesome and everybody should do it at least once in their life. You meet people everywhere so you are not really alone anyways, but you just feel a bit more independent and exhilarated traveling by yourself. The only negative thing is be prepared to get harassed by cuban men and people selling you all sorts of shit. Things in general are more challenging and exciting at the same time. I didn’t plan anything in advance as that is the way I like to travel. Also I travel standby so there is not much planning you can do with that lol
Got my ticket. all sorted now! 🙂
If you guys have any questions to Cuba or traveling alone just comment below
Until next time xxx