I was passing through Cienfuegos en route to other parts of Cuba, and what ensued was a two-night stay, a tricycle ride, a carnival, and waterfalls adventure in this beautiful south coast city.
Since this was a very short stay, I decided against any organized tour. I just walked around town, talked to the locals, and generally got a sense of the everyday Cuban life.
My first stop was Jose Marti Parque which is a memorial park with impressive colonial buildings along the corners of the park.
Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer
Catedral de la Purísima Concepción. I didn't go inside, but it was pretty impressive from the outside.
Met this amazing artiste while perusing through art galleries close to Parque Jose Martí. We spoke for almost an hour and he dropped lots of jewels about Cuba. He is a talented artist, and he painted the paintings behind us in the photo.
August is the hottest month in Cuba, and here you see locals buying cold drinks on a hot day.
I made a new friend. His name is Rielle, and he is a host at a restaurant on Paseo del Prado, the main street in Cienfuegos. He is learning to speak English so he can become a tour guide.