I love Trinidad, I’m already getting used to living here, and I could stay for longer. But now it’s time to go, today was my last day. S and H traveled to Camagüay (but I will meet them again in Santiago) and me and D spent a relaxing, little bit lazy day in Trinidad. The not-lazy part of our day was climbing up to Cerro de la Vigía, a view spot some 30 minutes walk from the old town. The weather was very hot but the view superb. We were supposed to take a train to Valle de los Ingenios, where we would have seen some sugar plantations, but someone slept too late (not me!). But that was fine, I think we saw basically all the same things from Cerro de la Vigía, just from higher up.
We also walked around Plaza Mayor and the main church and after that, just chilling at the park, Parque Céspedes, and later chilling at my place (did I already mention that I love my terrace?! ;))
By the way, I have seen a couple of places here now that look like supermarkets (but there is not much to buy) and I even saw a place called “Centro Commercial” (but there were not many shops). This morning I had to buy more sunscreen and after a while of walking around I actually found some. But still, it would be hard to actually live here.
When I wrote that I was lonely, I really didn’t think that it would all turn out this well. When I talked with D earlier tonight I realized why I so desperately wanted to meet someone here. It’s because from the minute I arrived to Trinidad I loved this place and I so much wanted to share it with someone. Telling others about a trip or showing pictures later on is just not the same thing than actually living it with someone. And as I said, I missed having friends to spend time with, being with someone for more than 10 minutes, and actually doing things together. So thank you D, H and S for these two perfect days and all the fun we’ve had together. I like you all a lot! Also, I have loved living at C’s place, she is such an adorable old lady. If you ever travel to Trinidad please let me know and tell you how to reach her. Tonight before D came to visit we were talking for a long time. I told C that I will be staying in Colombia for four or five months so that I really have time to practice my Spanish. To that she said that no need to practice, just speak, because my Spanish is already so good. Haha well thanks for the lie but it still made me happy.
Ps. I know D is eager to get to read my blog when I finally have a chance to publish everything. I told him he would of course be in it and asked him what I should write about him. So quoting him: “At Playa Ancon I met this very nice Argentinian guy who loves to say “salsa” all the time because he thinks the word sounds funny”. There you go D. :)
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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!