Travel Blogs from Havana, Cuba

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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 ...

Barrio Chino de La Habana ~ Chinatown, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Barrio Chino de La Habana ~ Chinatown

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... to local Chinese business people to promote restaurants. Today most of the action centers on the narrow Calle Cuchillo and its surrounding streets. ...

Boulevard San Rafael, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Boulevard San Rafael

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... . Obispo awakens the anxious desire to buy and San Rafael channels these impulses. These two boulevards are designed to guarantee Havana’s dynamic equilibrium. Here, tourists discover a warm and happy land, and the residents of Havana are less prone ...

Calle Obispo, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Calle Obispo

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... , and the swaying throng of people seems to move in time to the all-pervading live music. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/neighbourhoods-villages/calle-obispo#ixzz3x75zn1O0 These photos were taken in either Calle Obispo or the immediate ...

Orquideario, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Orquideario

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Finally off towards Havana with a stop at Soroa to see Cuba's largest orchid garden at Orquideario. Here the local guides have to climb up and down the steep path up to 12 times a day leading the groups really got fit around the 35,000 sq m site. Tumbling ...

Estatua de Chrusto, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Estatua de Chrusto

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... on December 24 , Christmas Eve of 1958. Just fifteen days after his inauguration, January 8 of 1959, Fidel Castro entered Havana after finishing with the government of Fulgencio Batista by the Cuban Revolution.The image was hit by lightning three ...

Revolution Square / Plaza de la Revolution, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Revolution Square / Plaza de la Revolution

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... behind the Martí Memorial are the governmental offices housed in the heavily guarded Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/squares-plazas/plaza-de-la-revolucion#ixzz3x0lS9YZq ...

Malecón, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Malecón

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... plaques around the statue provide a history of García's 30-year struggle for Cuban independence. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/neighbourhoods-villages/av-de-los-presidentes#ixzz3x0mitpq0 A drive along part of the 8 km Malecon with ...

Calle Mercaderes, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Calle Mercaderes

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... is also characterized by its restored shops, including a perfume store and a spice shop. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/neighbourhoods-villages/calle-mercaderes#ixzz3wvS02M5K      ...

Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Plaza de la Catedral

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Plaza in Empedrado was the always crowded La Bodeguita del Medio. La Bodeguita del Medio is a typical restaurant-bar of Havana(Cuba). It is a famous tourist destination because of the personalities which have patronized it. Numerous writers, artists and ...

El pan! El pan!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

El pan! El pan!

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... one block away from the centre of town where the tourist hotels, associated landmarks and attractions are located. This area is Havana's most densely populated district with approximately 170,000 packed into just 3 sq km. A couple of local bakeries were ...

Hotel Nacional, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Hotel Nacional

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... .com/en/home.asp The Hotel Nacional de Cuba is a historic luxury hotel located on the Malecón in the middle of Vedado, Havana, Cuba. It stands on Taganana hill a few metres from the sea, and offers a view of Havana Harbour, the seawall and the city. The ...

Habana Vieja ~ Old Town, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Habana Vieja ~ Old Town

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Russian Orthodox Church was before the rum museum. Not a rum drinker I didn't go in but as the price of rum is the same throughout Cuba brought some rum as at least it came in a box! I really like the photos on a fence showing the "before and after" of ...

Museo de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Museo de la Revolución

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... is accessible from the Museo de la Revolución. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/museums-galleries/museo-de-la-revolucion#ixzz3x6yNYxSN ...

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