We finished off yesterday with salsa dancing, drinks, and lounging which was good because today was a challenge.
Lindsay doesn’t feel well so that already put the day off to a bad start. I could tell she was upset that she couldn’t enjoy her day to the fullest.
We left by 9 and kept stopping along the way to fix the air conditioning because the fuse kept blowing or something. We stopped to refuel at a gas station and dropped the semester kids there to take another Havana tour bus to Vedaro. I was sad to see them go. They were great.
Then the air conditioning broke again and a light came on saying the battery wasn’t charging we stopped for over an hour so Mario could fix the bus.
First we tried to flag down another bus, which we did but they couldn’t help so they left. Then Mario went to business. He had his shirt off and was tinkering with lord knows what.
We were mostly outside chillin’ and talking. I had to pee so bad I eventually just peed in the sugar cane field next to us. I was terrified a Cuban farmer would walk in on me peeing in his field, naked from the waist down. Thankfully that did not happen, crisis averted.
We got on the bus and drove straight to Havana. We got back at 3:30 and had lunch/dinner at the hotel.
Then we took a cab, one of the old classic cars, to the Mercado San Jose art place we went to earlier. The car was cramped and the interior was ripped but it was cool to say we did it.
At the market I planned to buy a painting I saw earlier in the week but it was sold already. I had money to burn so I bought a ring, they were 2 for 5 so Lindsay got one too.
Next I got a wallet while Barbara bought a bag for her sister. It’s white leather with a flower stamp on it. Its not the greatest quality but it’s a wallet from a Communist country. I’m so excited for it.
Lastly I got another painting. It’s a small nice sky piece of Havana that’s blue with a moon. I’m excited for it.
Soon we’re going to the ballet or some of us are. I’ve never been to the ballet before so I’m excited. Tomorrow we leave at 5 AM. Not excited and not excited to figure out how to get home but whateves. Can’t believe its almost over.