Sunny weather today! In the morning I went to a travel agency to book a trip for tomorrow to El Nicho waterfalls and to the bus station to buy a ticket to Trinidad. Walking back home, I was listening to music and enjoying the sun. I stopped at the Malécon and I got this wonderful feeling: First of all, I felt relaxed and on holidays. Second, I must tell you, my Spanish has gotten so much better in only one week! I can feel it myself, it is amazing. Of course I can only talk about quite basic things like what I've done in Cuba or where I am traveling to, about my life back home in Paris and so on. Sometimes I get challenged like one time in Havana when someone wanted to discuss the refugee crisis in Europe and Marine le Pen politics, my vocabulary just wasn't enough... And I still make loooots of mistakes. But when I concentrate I can understand almost everything and actually have a conversation, like build complete sentences and use verbs in different tenses. If I keep getting better at this speed I'll be bilingual by next summer! Many exclamation points in this chapter, I’m just so excited about everything.
In the afternoon I took a taxi to a nearby beach called Rancho Luna and went swimming with dolphins. I liked it a lot but I don’t think it was worth all the money because it was really very expensive. If you have an unlimited budget I’d totally recommend, you will enjoy it. Especially if you have never been swimming with dolphins before (I hadn’t). But if your budget is tight don’t waste your money on it because you will only get frustrated after having paid for the swimming + taxi + pictures + tipping everyone at the resort. I don’t have good pictures because it would have cost way too much to buy them all but I managed to negotiate a cheaper price for having one picture printed out and for taking some pictures of the pictures with my phone. So I made a funny collection of me and the dolphins:
They told me I did very well in “balancing on the dolphins” or how could it be called. And it was so much fun! For those who don’t know, years ago I used to be a cheerleader and I even coached young girls for several years. I guess stunting with dolphins is not that different from stunting with humans, haha.
It was also nice to spend some time at the beach:
In the evening I just went for a walk, listened to music and photographed a beautiful sunset by the sea. Really, there is nothing more I need to be happy.
Oh and here is my breakfast fruit collection at J-L's place:
I'm Emilia, Finnish-Parisian, a recent Master's graduate. I'm currently traveling around the Caribbean and on a volunteering mission in Colombia. I'm passionate about writing, music and different kinds of sports. I can't wait to discover new places and cultures - and share my adventures with you!