Shortly before 8 o’clock we arrive at the tour office – there is a couple already waiting at the door that will also go on this trip: Eric and Mary – she’s Scottish, he’s English. “I always thought it was Scots had the typical magnificent red-colored hair?” – “A widespread misconception!”. Eric runs his fingers overly elegantly through his hair . A few minutes later, Thomas, Pia and Helena (all from Austria) join our group. We are complete. Jorge, a ranger, is our guide. Together with the driver of the pickup that just now comes around the corner he will lead us through the nature reserve of Topes de Collantes today.
Topes de Collantes –
We get in, some of us on the loading bed in the back and the tour starts. Soon we seem to have gained some altitude – we stop at a viewpoint: From here you can see Trinidad and the Playa Ancon, which we visited yesterday. “Oh, back there is our hotel”, says Thomas, pointing in the direction we were yesterday. Jorge points to the agaves, which are quite numerous here: “Do you know what that is and what you make of it?” – “Agaves, right? Snaps?”. “Exactly! In Mexico, they make Tequila from it, we are not so smart here and just make soap!” he grins. “Cuban rum tastes better anyways” .