After an early morning run along the ocean, I packed up my bags and dropped them off at Casa de Miriam y Sinai. I then caught a bus to the closest beach to Havvaana – Playas del Este. It was very nice – clean sand and beautiful warm water but of course full of tourists and locals on this hot Sunday. I made friends with a couple of Austrian girls which made the day even more pleasant. Unfortunately, I forgot sunscreen – not good for this pasty Wisconsin winter body. I now look akin to a lobster and had to take some ibuprofen to ease the pain. Not good Ms. Future Doctor Lady.
Back in town I moved into my new room and was immediately overwhelmed by the kindness of Miriam and her daughter. For the first time since I got here, I feel like I am being seen without dollar signs on my forehead. They have gone out of their way to accommodate me, giving me sugar for the yogurt I bought, offering to do laundry for no fee and ordering me the cheapest taxi in town so I can pick Pat up at the airport tomorrow! I’m so excited for him to arrive!!!!
More photos from wandering Havana Centro: