From Havana we explored a bit the countryside. Viñales is a small town in the mountains surrounded by lush green jungle.
We live the very basic pleasures. Swimming in the river, surrounded by pigs and piglets, oxes passing by…
Time to meditate and think about what is. From the distance, many days would look the same, many people, many waves, many encounters. But when you take the time to get closer, to explore, to dive into, you find new unexpected treasures.
We thought it is worth exploring the famous Cuban cigar production. And this is where this famous cigar got rolled:
In Vinales, we stayed in a casa particular. At this time of the year, it is easy to find a place. We loved our stay at Edouardo. It is calm with a stunning mountain view, they cook lovely food and are very helpful arranging transfer and trips:
Various travellers mentioned Soroa as a beautiful place in the countryside. When we approaching Soroa, we were expecting a kind of main road, but all we found was a few houses and a 60s style hotel.
Our casa particular is an art house situated in a lush garden. On our exploring walk along the main road, we discover an amazing water fall with several natural pools.
We endulge in tranquil jungle, less than 100 km away from the bustling busy Havana. The next day we explore on horseback, like the locals…
On the way back to Havana, we get a glimpse again of life in the countryside: