Cuban Travel Writing

An extract from The Guardian:

Cienfuegos was lovely, but it was in Trinidad, just 50km further along the south coast, that I really fell in love with la vida loca of rural Cuba. A colonial Spanish town built on sugar and slavery and now a Unesco world heritage site. All pink, pistachio and pale blue, it appeared to have taken a civic decision to halt pretty much all conventional progression around 50 or 60 years ago.

Gosh, what was it that happened 50 or 60 years ago that might have caused that? Anyone?

2 thoughts on “Cuban Travel Writing”

  1. There’s no shortage of dodgy Eastern European-style post-1958 architecture in Cuba, so I’m not sure you can ascribe the fact that this town hasn’t been ruined purely to post-revolution poverty…

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