I am awake before sunrise – I’m somehow quite jittery. So I get up and walk to the terrace to watch Trinidad get slowly bathed in golden morning light – at least just for a while, since the usual clouds over Cuba appear again. From the street below I can hear a bit of noise – people going to go to work, some tractors, and kids – seems school is about to start. I don’t want to miss this opportunity. Since Frank needs his beauty rest, I sneak out alone.
A good decision – I get to see the everyday life in the city somewhat differently: Some pupils walking past me – probably on the way to their first class – all dressed in school uniforms. You can probably never see the Plaza Major as empty as on this time of the day and I get to see the construction of today’s market… I stroll along some streets – some farmers are just going to drive their fields – until I get on my way back…
Frank is already awake when I arrive, so we have breakfast first before we pay for the room and bring our belongings to the other Casa Particular of Jesús. Actually, we could have stayed at Lucys Casa as the rooms are great and Lucy, our hostess, is super friendly – but we agreed yesterday to do it this way . At Jesús place we get greeted by the usual cordial Cuban way, and Jesús asks if we had already had breakfast. “Yes? But you can always eat fruit!” and give me a plate and a knife. If we want to have mangos, we should just go up to the terrace, any time.