Travel Blogs from Havana, Cuba

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Vedado, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Vedado

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... my parents (the only option available), only to discover they don't allow children there. We leave for Vinales tomorrow, returning to Havana next Saturday, hopefully en route to Varadero. The woman promises to somehow get us a room, at the best price she ...

Tour guides in Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Tour guides in Havana

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... of a contrast with its buffed, stained-glassed neighbours. I discover later that we've almost replicated the walking tour of old Havana in the guidebook, but with our necks craned up at the facades and capitals we've managed to miss all the interesting ...

Night in Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Night in Havana

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I dream of Cuban winds. Warm gusts carry me of a sudden, lift me over failing balconies. At night outside our apartment, the traffic sweeps past the Hotel Nacional in a rush like wind. I cannot discern whether old cars or new nor'easterlies move ...

Full Friday, morning, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Full Friday, morning

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... such a loser for a son-in-law. Everyone is in good spirits today, thankfully. We're picking up the walking tour of Old Havana from where we left off yesterday. Mom missed a terrific guided tour of the museum of the city (Museo de la Ciudad) and ...

Cuba - Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba - Havana

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... few spare clothes and toiletries and hit the road. With no plan and just a little money, i left Havana to embark on my 2 ½ week trip through Cuba. My next location and blog entry is from Matanzas. The website i've been using for almost a ...

Winding down, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Winding down

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... drinking rum with university students who are diving off the rocks, chatting with patient fishermen who catch nothing. The ocean at Havana is a fickle and transient thing, conspiring with the sky above to create any number of vistas over the course of ...

For the record, Havana, Cuba travel blog

For the record

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... a record store just seems to be cheating in some way. I get his card and confirm his hours before setting off through central Havana towards the hotel. The streets here are a bit rougher than even Consulado, our first address in Havana, and there is ...

Departure, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Departure

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I can't imagine a day more exactly split between pleasure and discomfort. Everything before mid-day is a joy. We luxuriate through a final Cuban breakfast of fresh fruit and coffee at our semi-outdoor dining room, followed by a farewell tour to our ...

Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Plaza de San Francisco de Asis

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... / At the opposite end of the Plaza was the basilica and the monastery of San Francisco de Asis Saint Francis of Assisi). Built in Havana, Cuba at the end of sixteenth century (1580–91) as the home of the Franciscan community, and were altered in the ...

Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Plaza Vieja

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... nectar in a tall plastic tube drawn from a tap at the bottom. There's also an outside grill. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/entertainment-nightlife/other/la-factoria-plaza-vieja#ixzz3xO3Hj3iM At the other end was a popular ice cream ...

Final Day, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Final Day

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Tuesday is our best day in Havana. We're out early and back for a siesta before the early afternoon heat. Cuba's a great country for kids, with its languid tempo. Our destination this morning is the Capitolio Nacional, a vast domed structure many times ...

Vedado, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Vedado

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... stop. We try giving her a mouthful of water. Nothing stays down. This continues for hours. Poor Rosemary spends her first day in Cuba a hostage in her own hotel room. In the end, the hotel doctor gives Lucy an injection of some Gravol-like substance and ...

The magnificent and the crumbling..., Havana, Cuba travel blog

The magnificent and the crumbling...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... , Verdado, the bizarre, star shaped monument overlooking the carpark that is the Plaza de la Revolucion.  But Cuba, to me, and especially Havana as its cultural and politial centre - more than most places I've travelled, covers itself with layer ...

Last walk along the Malecón, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Last walk along the Malecón

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... you can walk right down the middle of the empty thoroughfare and get very wet. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/neighbourhoods-villages/malecon#ixzz3x6wUYcd7 ...

Museo del Chocolate, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Museo del Chocolate

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... It also holds simple ceramic chocolate cups, pots, containers and large English bowls found in archeological excavations in the Old Havana. They evidence the presence of this kind of articles in the domestic and religious environment of Havana in the 18th ...

Fun & Games @ Havana airport, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Fun & Games @ Havana airport

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... me. This was the second time that I had seen Cuba from the air with the first back in the late 80's when I flew over Cuba from Miami to Kingston, Jamaica. Instead of a 2.00 pm (14:00) touchdown, it was 45 minutes later but considering we left an ...

Finally, a moment of calm, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Finally, a moment of calm

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... on this trip -- no early morning flights, no plans to do anything other than slow, easy drifts about the island of Cuba. But Lucy's odd, unidentified illness, which has seen her temperature spike to 40 degrees Celsius since arriving here yesterday, has ...

The long day, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The long day

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... look at the Che mural on the exterior of the Ministry of the Interior building. There are a lot more intersting places in Havana. I certainly have no interest taking the elevator for a view of it all from 150m up the Memorial Jose Marti. The ...

The Cuban Timewarp, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The Cuban Timewarp

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... does not come to mind... I was expecting to enter the "time warp" I've been hearing about upon stepping off the plane in Cuba, but the airport in Havana is not worse than some of the places we've been to on our trip and it did not really seem like an ...

Running into people all over the world., Havana, Cuba travel blog

Running into people all over the world.

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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... my eyes so I had to ask Ross, and indeed it was her! Pretty funny to run into people you know at the airport in Havana! It was a long travel day back to Kingston, but we have a fantastic week to look forward to, since we're getting married on ...

Cuba, Havana Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Cuba

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... I’ve ever seen and 3 huge elevators. Des and I dropped our bags in our spacious room and went straight out to see Havana City. A cocotaxi, just a bit bigger than a coconut, took us for an hour tour around old Havana and new, and we ended up with ...

Walking tour with Aurelis, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Walking tour with Aurelis

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... Convertible and the Peso and also accepts the US Dollar, very confusing. The CUC is worth about US$1.20. Our tour continued through Havana city, now we toured on foot with Aurelis. There were four other people with us on the tour, both young couples. ...

Water watching, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Water watching

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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13.03.10 The waves were crashing over the Malecon (Cuba's famous sea wall), when we woke up, so after breakfast I took my camera and photographed it in action. Some cars were being swamped with sea water. As I entered into an area near an old colonial ...

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 ¨Steal my moneybelt¨ 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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