Another day in Paradise
Santiago de Cuba

April 30, 2015

What happened…

Andrew writes:
My rest day was mostly spent in bed, with my eyes closed. I pretty much knew, right when the alarm went off at 6:30, that I wasn’t going to be riding today. When I did finally venture out, I played some cards with Amanda, as well as other games with Amanda and Adolfo Jr (5 years old?). Amanda had this awesome garlic shrimp lunch, which I just didn’t have the stomach for. We also took time throughout the day to talk to Adolfo about life in Cuba. This was a Casa where we really felt like we were being included, as opposed to some like the last one where we just felt like we were paying a fee to sleep and that was it.

Dinner was amazing though! I had asked the day before why Cubans always have so much garlic but we can never taste it in the food, which is always pretty bland. I had also asked how come it was so hard to find/get pasta for dinner anywhere. It just hasn’t been commonly seen, especially at any of the kiosks or cafeterias we visit. So Adolfo had a special treat for us; his wife had made a garlic and gouda infused pasta sauce, and some nice bow-tie pasta shells for us. It was SOOOO good, particularly because we knew that it would be great fuel for our ride the following morning.


Amanda writes:
We learned from our hosts that the last 4 days have included record breaking hot temperatures. Somehow this makes me feel better as we struggle with the heat a bit.


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Another day in Paradise
Santiago de Cuba