It’s been a week and a half since I’ve been back in Hong Kong, but I haven’t updated much from my last few weeks in Canada. During my month in Toronto, my relatives and I took a trip to Veradero, Cuba. We went to a nice resort with all you can eat and all you can drink. We really enjoy taking holidays together, it’s a time for us to relax, to catch up with each other while we’re not caught up with our own lives.
Veradero was beautiful. The resort was quite big, and our daily schedule was as follows: breakfast, lay by the pool, lunch, lay by the pool, dinner, watch the show in the resort. There were two days where we strayed away from that schedule. One day we went out into the town, walked around and checked out the beach and the other, we went on a day tour to Havana.
The history of Cuba is quite fascinating. Just about two months ago, they began to allow for private businesses so when we went to Havana, our guide took us to what has to be the most expensive restaurant in Cuba for lunch. We weren’t very happy about it since we wanted something local, but it’s understandable and predictable that he would bring us there.
Unfortunately Veradero was very touristy. The whole town is full of resorts and hotels, raising the tip expectation of the Cubans by a ton. Spending a week there, we got to experience the different mood swings of many of the staff. The waiters and waitresses at the dining hall was no where near half as friendly as the recreation staff, with one or two exceptions of course.
Anyway, it was a great trip and fantastic to see my relatives again. I’m looking forward to going back to Toronto during my christmas holidays to be with them again although it will be the first time not being back in HK. I’m currently back in Hong Kong again, so if you’re around and you want to catch up let me know!
On another note, day 6 tomorrow. Let’s do this!