So when last we were in Trinidad, I mentioned a train trip through the Valle de los Ingenios to a town called Manaca Iznaga, famous for its tower. Given that (5 years after the event) I still hadn't finished scanning my slides, the photos were a little limited. Finally that can be rectified. Without (too many) further stories, here are some more snaps from the train trip.
Firstly, the train itself:
On the move:
Not the one we were afraid we might have to take:
The first stop was a Hacienda called Casa Guachinango, just after a railway bridge:
It doubled as a sort of bar, and I guess the intention was that we stayed there and lined the pockets of whoever was working there. I took the opportunity to check out the surrounding countryside:
... and luckily, as I explained in the previous Trinidad post, I managed to jump back on the train as it departed, unannounced, for what was to be the final destination, Manaca Iznaga, famous for its tower:
from which there was a pretty view, including of the local hamlet itself:
... in which not much happened, although they were pretty casual about a steam train crossing,
a tractor seemed to be more interesting to the locals.
Next, I revisit Camaguey , from where my first impressions of Trinidad were written, so long ago !