Close to the Beach Resorts
06.02.2015 - 06.02.2015
Cienfuegos is another UNESCO-supported city.
Initially settled by the French, the architecture is different from much of the Spanish-influenced remainder of the Island.
We stopped here for a great lunch along the beach.
To visit the street markets.
I purchased a few items in the market and talked to several vendors. All had been teachers, but discovered they could make more money selling their handmade crafts in the market. They gave up their teacher salaries, but still receive the ration books and other social benefits.
And, best of all, to hear the professional choir of Cienfuegos.
When they sang Shenandoah, several of us actually wept - maybe that is because we could understand the words, but it was also beautiful.
Oh, listen to them sing more songs if you want.
Google Cantoresdecienfuegos and you can listen all you want!
Many groups and solo tourists come to this area to stay out on the wonderful coastal resorts a few miles from the city center. There are also many private houses along the water in the city, but I have no idea who lives or stays here - definitely people with money.