Kind of related to our 2020 pandemic, I found a Postal Stationery from 1891, unfortunately very current, where the sender makes a description of his journey through the former Spanish colonies.
It was sent from La Guayra to London on March 28, 1891. Here is the transcription.
La Guayra, March 28, 1891
An item for your collection. > off very soon to Trinidad by a french steamer. Had had > lately getting abond. From Jamaica to Havana took 8 days via Haiti & Cuban ports. At H. there is little to do or see & the town is detestable. Had to wait 13 days for a boat to Porto Rico & on arriving there could not proceed to St. Thomas & St. Kitts as intended as there is a 15 days quarantine > P. Rico. Had to come on here in a fielter cargo boat. Just return from Caracas 3000 fr up the mtns., a wonderful run of 23 miles in train. Most curios observance of food traders in the churches. Shall be glad to return to civilisation after the barbarism of the Spanish colonies. Hope you >. FWG. [firma]