It's a pain to do anything in Cuba. The wifi stops working, it rains, etc.
Enmojado: n. (ennojado "angry" + mojado "wet"): angry because of getting rained on.
Woke up this morning after my first time wild camping in Cuba!
Today I have tons more walking to do.
Walked far, but didn't make it to my airbnb. Did make it into the city limits.
Walking through the empty mountains, no towns or rest stops, getting thirsty. Hoping for some fruit juice. By the side of the road, a couple of young guys selling tomatoes & bananas? Not tomatoes, ciruelas! Plums! Even better.
Exploding with juices.
Numerous spots for campismo, camping.
Reminds me of Texas/southern US.
Pan con lechon, cuban pulled pork, etc.
Woke up early. Went to the beach. A couple of gringas taking photos.
No Airbnb places in walking distance. Maybe I'll try camping. Seems like Murphy's Law is in overdrive in Cuba.
Wifi went out again. Sandals broken. Not seeing shoe stores. Running out of sunblock. Not seeing much sunblock for sale.
Here even the vendors seem reluctant to talk.
Stores have few supplies. You're often expected to bring your own plastic bags.
Beaches w/ fine sand, better sand than any in Miami
Found a pair of shoes!
Found a camping spot!
Walked over my first provincial line in Cuba!
Gorgeous countryside, architecture.
Off to an early start!
Things (often) go wrong while traveling. Especially in Cuba.
Guanabo, a beach town. Seems more Americanized. On the highway here, there were signs for the "authentic Cuba," showing sports I haven't seen in Cuba. I've heard music popular in the US. There are gays, lesbians here…
Yesterday I walked by the beach, or rather the coast. There are a few nearby areas that they call the "beach," which I think may have more sand. Here it's mostly rocks.
Cuba continues to grow on me. I like the street vendors here. In the city there were so many that they sometimes annoyed me.
Eating fish near the sea.
While traveling, you often have to do what you can, when you can, where you can.
Often, the fact that things don't work out at first per plan is often advantageous.
Trying to book a place to stay, only two wifi spots in town (the airbnb listing said wifi, but the host pointed out the public spots). A drunk comes by. A woman asks for money.
Yesterday I walked from la Habana to the smaller city to the east. The distance is probably only around 4-5 miles, but I also walked through some of the intervening towns. Cuba has beautiful countryside!
Today I am in a satellite community, where "escritor norteamericano" Ernest Hemingway wrote "The Old Man and the Sea." I am going to walk around it this weekend.
Woke up this morning, decided to start work early. As I was getting going, the laptop switches off. It wouldn't restart. After some tries, it goes into a recovery mode. It fails to verify the fix. After some more tries, it fixes. Whew!