Niquiero to La Demajagua to Bayamo - Independence
From Niquiero I decided to catch a local bus to a little town called Calicito. I was told that in or near the town was another historical landmark called La Demajagua.
It was raining for much of my visit to La Demajagua. For some reason it felt appropriate. It seemed like a solemn place.
After some time I hoped back on my bicycle and rode about 15km or an hour or two to the town of Manzanillo. I was thinking about staying in Manzanillo, but my ultimate destination was the town of Bayamo.
I was amazed that it was still somewhat early in the afternoon. I estimated that if I could catch a ride I could make it to Bayamo. I inquired where I might be able to catch a gua gua. I was told that I could wait along the road, but that I would have a better chance it I went to the bus terminal. I knew that waiting by the road was not always reliable, so I hoped on my bicycle and headed down the road. People mentioned to me that the terminal was about 5km outside of the town an up a hill. I chugged along... eventually found the terminal... and within about two minutes was able to catch a gua gua bus. It was the shortest wait that I has experience thus far. I arrived into Bayamo at around 7pm and rode to the town center in search of a place to stay.