Travel Blogs from Havana, Cuba

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Sunset down @ the Malecon, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Sunset down @ the Malecon

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... was a short 20 minute wait to see the sun dip below the distant horizon. Nice way to finish the day and my last sunset in Cuba. Back to the up market Iberstar Hotel and in the comfort of their upstairs lounge spent an hour using the last hour Wi-Fi card ...

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 ...

Plaza de Armas, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Plaza de Armas

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... the five-star, 27-room Hotel Santa Isabel. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/sights/squares-plazas/plaza-de-armas#ixzz3wvGEcXd9 ...

Calle de los Oficios, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Calle de los Oficios

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has proposed to Cuba the construction of a mosque on the Caribbean island during a visit to Havana, pushing ahead with a plan apparently inspired by his belief that Muslims discovered the Americas. After talks with Cuban ...

Move aside Tom Cruise, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Move aside Tom Cruise

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... still drips with history as countless old black-and-white photos of past celebrity guests testify. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana/hotels/hotel-sevilla#ixzz3xO9Wrtra http://www.hotelsevilla-cuba.com/   By now the afternoon tropical heavy ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana

A travel blog entry by reynesodermatt

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... to the Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco and Plaza Vieja and back to Calle Obispo through Calle Mercaderes. The buildings in Havana Vieja are in a much better state then in Havana Centro and crossing from one part to the other feels like crossing a ...

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 ...

Feb 10, 2013, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Feb 10, 2013

A travel blog entry by lithobolia

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The Forbidden Island, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The Forbidden Island

A travel blog entry by themooners

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... creak on down the road. Amazing. And they are so BIG! Many of them rival the SUV's back home. What a treat. Then we hit Havana.... Wow. My first thoughts of Havana city were, "oh my God, what have we gotten ourselves into". It is like someone took a ...

04/08/07, Havana, Cuba travel blog

04/08/07

A travel blog entry by asiqueira08

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... ' às 10:00 quando do corredor gritaram: "Camarera!". Saímos sem tomar café e pegamos um táxi rumo à Habana Vieja, ou Havana velha. O taxista nos deixou próximo à Plaza de la Catedral, mas antes, uma feira de artesanatos. Honestamente, não esperava ...

In La Habana with Family, Habana, Cuba travel blog

In La Habana with Family

A travel blog entry by rachi.marianna

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Havana Finale....viva, Havana!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana Finale....viva, Havana!

A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg

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... daughter became a nun for a time. The paradox was so typically Cuban.  You must visit to understand that statement!  Cuba is so ethnically and spiritually diverse!  Cuba may be divided by color and class, but NOT by religion!  Just ...

Havana with Belkis, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana with Belkis

A travel blog entry by dstean

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... to the Casa where Tom and Ben have been staying, since it comes highly recommended being run by the wonderful Belkis. Not in old Havana but in an up market suburb just 5 mins by taxi.  In a charming little room decorated with much satin, lace, ...

Socialism etiquette, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Socialism etiquette

A travel blog entry by ayc17

The B&B we were staying in was located in the centre of havana, a short walk from the main tourist attractions towards the East. It wasn't the best of areas but we were told Cuba was a safe place and there's not much crime in general. We walked towards ...

Final Cuba Libre and farewell to Rach, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Final Cuba Libre and farewell to Rach

A travel blog entry by lingo83

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... though, the ones who only stay in resorts and never even realise they're in a Spanish speaking country.  But I guess Cuba tourism encourages it by only allowing travellers to go to certain places, or at least making it very difficult to do anything ...

Old Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Old Havana

A travel blog entry by krox

... . I am not looking forward to the move as I have to walk quite a bit with 35 kgs of luggage... I will be leaving Havana Saturday morning, I will try and catch the ferry to Isla de la Juventud. My travel agent told me that I will most likely have to ...

Dancing the night away, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Dancing the night away

A travel blog entry by brendadekater

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... .. But I hope you guys enjoy the reading! haha Anyway, this past weekend me and Martina decided to discover other parts of Havana and therefore we went to Havana Vieja on saturday.. it was really nice although many many tourists. We met Juni, a really ...

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