One cannot travel far into the countryside without encountering fields of bananas. And if I recall correctly every home in the countryside had a food forest growing in their back and side yard. The usual, bananas, avocados, mangos, guava and an assortment of other fruits we are not accustomed to seeing. Sugar cane fields in August were planted in the Holguin province and everyone was hoping for rain.
Below in the picture is a type of bananas not grown to eat raw. To eat either boil or fry. A bag of fish. Small, tasty and delicious. The guy on the bicycle stopped us on the road to sell us the two fish for 10 CUCs. Way too expensive said our driver. Seemed like a good deal to me but, what do I know.
The small hut by the sea is where we sat and enjoyed a delicious plate of garlic shrimp, cucumbers and avocado and cole slaw appetizers. A large packet of crackers completed the appetizer entrée. And of course the champion of the meal – ice-cold Cristal beer. The culprit for my five-pound weight gain.