Travel Blogs from Havana, Cuba

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The Lost Day, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The Lost Day

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... before dinner; we walk into the warm, dark neighbourhoods of Vedadao. Less than a kilometer from the clustered chaos of central Havana, these tranquil tree-lined streets could be in another country -- at least another city. Our first choice for dinner, a ...

Return to Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Return to Havana

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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When we arrived in Havana after our 15 hour bus trip, our stomachs were still a bit uneasy, which contributed to our decision to stay at the Nacionale for the last two days of our honeymoon (pre-wedding). We knew that we were getting married in about a ...

shopping, Havana, Cuba travel blog

shopping

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... me feeling like I┤m walking around with ĘSteal my moneybeltĘ printed on my shirt until I adjust. Besides CUCs (pesos convertibles), Cuba has monedad nacional (pesos) which are worth 1/24th the value and are used by Cubans in a parallel economic ...

A short stay, La Habana, Cuba travel blog

A short stay

A travel blog entry by kris

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... ticket to Panama City which will give me time to stock up on the copious amounts of cash needed to get by in Cuba and also use my Havana to Cancun flight too.. I will have to research the onward ticket saga for the flight aswell. I'm pretty ...

Talkin bout a revolution!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Talkin bout a revolution!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... go back to the pool for a nap before meeting Johan and his girlfriend at Chaplin Cine. The film we saw, "Suite Havana", was a silent film that documented the life of typical cuban citizens. Very moving, and moreover, extrememly controversial because it ...

Regressed to Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Regressed to Cuba

A travel blog entry by kris

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... 't remember where he said it was and the connexion bus seems too much trouble so opted for a 20$cuc OK taxi to centro Havana. My two favourite islazol hotels were full up so chose to check out this next cheap hotel on the Prado main street, its name is ...

Museums/Parks, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Museums/Parks

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Twilight, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Twilight

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... and a glimpse of the Malecon. In the other direction, the skeleton of the Capri and beyond it the lights of the Havana Libre. Lucy's fever subsides after a single dose of Tylenol. Our remaining bottles of medication are lined up ready for her, and the ...

First steps outside, Havana, Cuba travel blog

First steps outside

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... A block east of our casa particular we dodge traffic out to the Prado, a broad and treed pedestrian boulevard that runs south from Havana's famed Malecon waterfront to a park just north of the vast domes of the Capitolio Nacional. We don't go as far as ...

We made it........, Havana, Cuba travel blog

We made it........

A travel blog entry by missouri

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.....through Cuban customs without a passport stamp...very important(neither one of us can afford the $10,000 fine)...then, to our home for the next few days, the Copacabana. As we drove to our Hotel I think we had a lot of mixed emotions...we weren't ...

Our last day in Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Our last day in Cuba

A travel blog entry by missouri

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....hung out with Cuban Rastas in the park, saw a street parade and took a bus to Cristo so we could see the ...

Sad to leave Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Sad to leave Cuba

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... are not working as they once did. It used to be a thriving casino. While the people are very nice and friendly, coming to Cuba is like stepping back half a century. People from the USA are not allowed to travel to Cuba, and the embargo on exports to ...

Happy Birthday Chaney!!!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Happy Birthday Chaney!!!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... particular...after visiting one, and becoming a little discouraged....we finally found what I believe to be the best casa in all of Havana. Tamara and Juan were our hosts...they were so nice and even cooked us a huge breakfast every morning. Our casa is ...

A propaganda-off!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

A propaganda-off!

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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In the price of our room we had a buffet breakfast included, so we checked that out pretty early.  As you can likely imagine, it was the biggest damn breakfast buffet I've ever seen.  Anything you want to order, cereal, pastries, fruit, juices, ...

The revolution will be sexy, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The revolution will be sexy

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... -the-less.  We also saw the Granma (the boat that Castro & Che used to get their small revolutionary band to Cuba), which was pretty exciting.  We finally found some good food at a restaurant kiddy-corner to the Ambus Mundos hotel - it ...

Cuba: Creeps, Cigars, Collectivos and Chaos, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba: Creeps, Cigars, Collectivos and Chaos

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... wasn┤t bad, and there are some great sites to see and I had some good moments. Here are some things that were great; # Havana is a interesting city, the combination of the colonial, the crumbling and the revolution, there is a lot of history. It is ...

1am start, Havana, Cuba travel blog

1am start

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... , and the rate was reasonable (30 CUC per night, and 5 CUC for breakfast.) We spent most of the afternoon wandering around old Havana.  It was gorgeous! Warm, sunny, with a light breeze.  We sat on a patio, listened to live music (a song ...

CUBA! - Life In The Fifties., Havana, Cuba travel blog

CUBA! - Life In The Fifties.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Havana, Cuba - decrepit, time-warped, yet astonishingly beautiful! Our flight was delayed which meant we arrived in Havana late at night. Our first priority was to get money as the Cuban monetary system had only just changed over to a "convertible peso" ...

"My mojito in la Bodequita"

A travel blog entry by missouri

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July 25: The Drive into Havana Viejo was amazing. Passing buy all the old huge houses, driving next to the ocean on the famous Malecon made both of us so excited and happy to be there. We explored Havana Viejo with the help of Gabrieal a "guide, so to ...

That's Habana With A 'b'., Havana, Cuba travel blog

That's Habana With A 'b'.

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... on good-willed people that want to help but don't know how.  And unfortunately took the edge off our enjoyment in Havana. We had two further lessons at the dance school including cha cha cha and rumba, which is amazing and the most difficult dance ...

Habana, La Habana Vieja, Cuba travel blog

Habana

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... there is more to the world, so I had a surf and after a few discussions, I booked a couple of tickets to Cuba.   Havana Day 1   Straight through customs, changed some money and jumped in a cab. We had been watching the weather recently and it ...

Havana, The Last, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana, The Last

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... is to bring the car back as empty as possible, and as we were down to under a quarter of a tank, had 97 K's to get to Havana, trust me, the pedal was definetly not to the metal !!! And 97 K's later, we were back where we had started, back in old Havana ...

Back One More Time!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Back One More Time!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Just passing through, dropped of the car and 1 night and we were off on the bus the next day to Trinidad. Mireya was great and wanted to express her thoughts for our saving Luna and made us dinner.  It was lovely sitting on her balcony overlooking ...

Back to the Big Smoke, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Back to the Big Smoke

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Back in the Big Smoke! Havana draws back as planned for 5 or so days for more exploration and dancing.  I always find that a second visit shows a city in a new light and we we're quite excited at not being just tourists.  Somehow its easier to ...

SLOW INTERNET IN CUBA, Havana, Cuba travel blog

SLOW INTERNET IN CUBA

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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So... Slow it might be but we're getting some entries into the blog.  Unfortunately as we leave Havana, so we leave easy internet access. Watch this space!  We'll update as and if we can our adventures in Cuba.  Which is a really cool ...

Fiesta!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Fiesta!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... time to leave. All flights so far had been uneventful, a minor delay being the most excitement experienceed.  However leaving Havana was a bit more interesting.  After getting comfortable on the plan, the heavens opened and a torrential downpour ...

Cuba, remembered, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba, remembered

A travel blog entry by haveyouseenher

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... . When we arrived at the airport late that night, we took a taxi into town and rang the doorbell of our contact in Havana. I had chosen this place because it was very beautiful inside, with Art Nouveau details, wood carvings, colored galss doors, etc., ...

Cuba Libre!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba Libre!

A travel blog entry by hjalmar

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... vite litt om hva aa gjoere og ting i den duren. Det skulle vise seg at man ikke selger engelske boeker i havana, og det eneste bokhandlerne kunne grave frem var Fidel Castros manifest over hvordan et sosialistisk samfunns skal styres. Ellers brukte jeg ...

I'm leaving! .. nope, i'm staying... havana libre!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

I'm leaving! .. nope, i'm staying... havana libre!

A travel blog entry by rubyfunk

* see pics on... www.rubyfunk.shutterfly.com I went back to Havana a day later - the last day of carnival was clogged with the dregs of the party that had been - smelly and soggy and no reason to stay longer! I decided to take the plunge and spend the ...

Too many impressions..., Havana, Cuba travel blog

Too many impressions...

A travel blog entry by krox

... I stand out somehow, being all by myself. There's great music everywhere, and people are generally very friendly. Old Havana is really beautiful with interesting sights around every corner. Everything is expensive here though, they slap 11% on ...

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