Monday, 15 June 2015

Cuban Time

First of all, I must apologise for being the worst blogger in history, these last few months! I have been super busy and after coming back from my holiday, had no time at all to finish college and then boom! Straight into work!

But fear not, I have found time tonight to get back into blogging and this should set me on my stride!

So, the main reason I had a break from blogging was the amazing holiday I went on to Cuba! I honestly don't even know what I can say about it! It's the most memorable holiday I have ever been on and Cayo Guillermo has fast become my favourite place on earth!

At the very top of Cuba there is a little peninsular, home to the beautiful resort beaches of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. The resort where I stayed was in Cayo Guillermo and was one of the most perfect locations I have ever seen! I was spoilt for choice with a beach just 2 minutes walk from a gorgeous pool! 

Taking a walk along Cayo Guillermo beach
Surrounded by palm trees, with a PiƱa Colada in hand I'd be lying if I said I wasn't in heaven.
Everyone at my resort made us feel so welcome, especially the entertainment staff who always made sure we were having a great laugh!

There was no internet access, so I had a well appreciated break! Cuba is a place to forget about everything and relax, concentrate on yourself and enjoy your time on the beautiful beaches!

On my holiday, we did two things that I will remember for the rest of my life:

Visiting the famous city of Havana before it is Americanised 

I am so glad I have seen Havana for what it truly is before it becomes modernised and a place that doesn't have quite the same charm. Although it's obvious the country needs money to improve the infrastructure, it is also obvious the people there are happy just as it is and they make do with the little things they have that make them sincerely happy!

For me, the things that stood out the most was just how happy the Cuban people are. Walking through the streets of Havana and hearing Cuban music blaring from houses down the streets, everyone stood outside in the roads socialising and old cars from the 50's and 60's beeping their horns for no reason at all!

Swimming with Dolphins! *Eeek!*

It's no secret that swimming with Dolphins is on most peoples bucket lists and it was 100% on mine! I had seen Dolphins at an Aqua Park on a previous holiday, but I had always wanted to swim with them in the sea. 

You have to shout 'Taxi' and the Dolphins pull you through the water

A 5 minute drive from my hotel and we were at the Dolphin Centre, where people can come and interact, feed and swim with the dolphins. This was the most surreal experience!

I was in shock the whole time I think, I couldn't believe just how big these creatures were but also how friendly and agile they were! I was buzzing when it finished and couldn't stop talking about it for the rest of the day, no matter how sick of hearing about it everyone else was! 
I am so glad I got the chance to do this on my holiday!

Let me know your favourite holiday memories in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Shona x

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