Travel Blogs from Havana, Cuba

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Havana to Cancun, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana to Cancun

A travel blog entry by rona.puntawe

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... be. I guessed it to be around 7AM, so we were out at the Malecon by then. The sunrise hid behind the buildings of Havana. The Maleconfacednorthwest. It was nice to be up early while it's not too hot by the sea, making my morning walk pleasant. We headed ...

Back to Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Back to Havana

A travel blog entry by chris.wauman

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... uit Baracoa. En tussendoor ook (2x - want lokale tijd kan verschillend zijn van de Belgische  :P )afscheid genomen van Bos en Tom (met mojitos). In mijn laatste weekje in Havana heb ik me beperkt tot slapen, lezen, mailen, eten, poppentheater, etc ...

M'he fotut un fart de..., La Habana, Cuba travel blog

M'he fotut un fart de...

A travel blog entry by bigfish.al

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... pressupost i de temps per coneixer aquest car país. He fotut realment la caminada del segle per a veure tot el centre historic, Havana Vella, i el Vedado, on estic allotjat. m'ho he caminat tot, absolutament tot. he quedat tant destrossat que no ...

Buena Vista Social Club night at the Cohiba hotel, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Buena Vista Social Club night at the Cohiba hotel

A travel blog entry by nigeljbennett

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... we had ever been.  The Cubans have so much energy and love for music it is amazing.  We wandered the streets of old Havana and took in some music.  It was really hot around 33C but we loved it.  We went back to the apartment to ...

One more song, Havana, Cuba travel blog

One more song

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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... eccentric plans, strange longings and quaint fancies”, so I suppose I simply have to waltz to my own tune as they say. So, I take a deep breath, filling my lungs with warm Havana air, because we all have more than one song to sing before we ...

Havana good time in Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana good time in Cuba

A travel blog entry by jamesdouglas

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... would have been perfect. However, the fact we couldn't sleep may have been due to the fact that WE WERE GOING TO CUBA THE NEXT DAY! Going to Havana has been one of my big goals for the whole trip and it was definitely an... experience. I wish I could ...

Havana, Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana, Cuba

A travel blog entry by mickandsarah

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... did, we got fruit, lovely fresh bread, coffee and a potato omelette.. all for $3 CUCs. We spent the day wandering around Havana, walked along the infamous Malecon seaside walkway. We got photos by the bucket of the all the 1950s cars and crockety Ladas. ...

Adios, Cienfuegos! Hola, Havana!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Adios, Cienfuegos! Hola, Havana!

A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg

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... same event/situation.   There was a 3-hour bus ride to Havana after leaving Giron.  Driving in to Havana was a whole new experience!  Cuba is a country of 11 million people; 3 million of them live here in Havana.  The vast majority of ...

EN Tiring Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

EN Tiring Havana

A travel blog entry by obrobr

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... is really broken. Local Cubans organised few sevenseaters for same price as bus, so at the end we got better ride for same money. Havana was hectic from first second. We took bici (like tuctuc) and went to see few casas and found nice room with balcony ...

Havana good time, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana good time

A travel blog entry by ayc17

Next on the agenda was the flight to Havana, Cuba was only a few hours from Panama and I would finally be visiting a place I'd always wanted to go to. Cuba has a lot of history, especially with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and America. We would be staying at ...

Cubanismo, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cubanismo

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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... tourists as the shuttle bus passes them. I didn't waste time inside the hotel room, I went out to start exploring Havana. Cafe Havana is just a stone throw away, there you would see Tropicana show.  It is quite safe to walk around, as there are ...

Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba

A travel blog entry by wooly

Strange ...

Havana, Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana, Cuba

A travel blog entry by domkop

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... a Cubans view on life, the revolution, socialism, the US embargo etc. Definitely worth the trip, just for that. Finally I visited Havana, which I decided to leave to last. I had heard that its possible to spend weeks there and not get bored, and ...

Cuba, Land of Samba, Rum and Cigars., Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba, Land of Samba, Rum and Cigars.

A travel blog entry by paulandton

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The first part of our trip brings us on a direct flight with KLM straight to Havana, Cuba. Clearing customs is no problem. First thing to do as always is getting money. Here is Cuba they have a special currency for foreigners, the Cuban Convertible aka ...

The last real day as surrogate Cubanos, Havana, Cuba travel blog

The last real day as surrogate Cubanos

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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... car had to stay in Trinidad because there was no seat for him. Here's hoping he found his ride eventually.  Back in Havana before nightfall. One of our friends from the bike tour had kindly arranged a casa particulare in an apartment for us, where ...

Then why is it so dark ?, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Then why is it so dark ?

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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... to be alone. In the end she will believe it, but always feel a little empty. What has this got to do with Havana? Abso-fucking-lutely nothing. Maybe these things just crossed my mind as I wandered aimlessly through the streets and along the Malécon as ...

New Passport Stamp!   CUBA!!!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

New Passport Stamp! CUBA!!!

A travel blog entry by tcooper7

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... . We parked our "business suits" luggage at a local hotel and headed back to the airport for our trip to Cuba!!!! When we landed in las Habana (Havana) - things were a bit more chaotic than home with everyone trying to collect their goods - not bags but ...

A New Friend in Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

A New Friend in Havana

A travel blog entry by ukcat

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... first destination was a synagogue, Centro Hebreo Sefaradi de Cuba.  Before the revolution around 24,000 Jews lived in Cuba, with 10 synagogues in Havana alone.  After the revolution 94% of the Jews fled Cuba, mostly to the USA.  Now there ...

Hasta Que Se Seque el Malecón! (Part 1), Havana, Cuba travel blog

Hasta Que Se Seque el Malecón! (Part 1)

A travel blog entry by lukas.g

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... spent some time together talking about Cuba and Cuban life. I originally wanted to walk with her along the Malecon (the famous Havana promenade), but when I suggested it she immediately said she can’t, and the reason shocked me. A few weeks earlier, ...

Havana: Beautiful, dusty & a rum drinkers paradise, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana: Beautiful, dusty & a rum drinkers paradise

A travel blog entry by cookcorn

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... queues for food, but we have yet to see it in this area - we’re staying in a Casa Particular in Centro Havana.  These are essentially private houses rather than state-run hotels.  The owners pay tax for each room they rent out regardless ...

Take me to the July sun in Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Take me to the July sun in Cuba

A travel blog entry by hare60

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... area. Upmarket hotels were all down one street and things looked fairly classy, but turn 20 metres down any street and the real Havana hit you. Drab, un-painted buildings along with rubbish and smell, this is the part your suppose to ignore! In my walking ...

Just Like a Hemingway Novel, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Just Like a Hemingway Novel

A travel blog entry by linds_and_ryan

... open to the chaotic streets while a pianist plays a baby grand in the corner. From there we walked around Old Havana reconnecting and sorting through all those things that can't be communicated over the phone or through an email. We seemed to ...

First Day, Havana, Cuba travel blog

First Day

A travel blog entry by dave-baker

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Dec 31st - Well, despite the weather issues in Europe both flights were on time and I landed in Havana slightly early.  Then the fun starts, Havana airport is an interesting place to get out of, big queues for immigration, hand luggage ...

Arriving in Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Arriving in Cuba

A travel blog entry by reynesodermatt

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After a 10 1/2 hour flight we arrived in Cuba. Entering the country was quick and painless and so was changing money in the departures terminal. Half an hour later we arrived at our prebooked Hostel. Well, that's what we thougth, but apparently they ...

New Year in Havana!, Havana, Cuba travel blog

New Year in Havana!

A travel blog entry by rona.puntawe

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Highlights: New Year's Eve celebration in Havana was subdued. My first time to greet the new year without fireworks. Instead, heard canons fired from where we were NYE, Hotel Nacional. People were still mourning death of Fidel Castro so we were told, no ...

Cuba, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Cuba

A travel blog entry by jamesjames

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... was really nice. The small town-ness of it made it a damn sight easier, and a wee break in the middle of Havana-crazyness was somewhat necessary! Coming back via Santa Clara, we visited the Che mueseum and mausoleum (he's massive there - bigger than ...

Cuba photos, La Habana to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Cuba photos

A travel blog entry by emmakelloway

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Here are a few pics from my Cuba trip in ...

"The final hour of Colonialism has struck"

A travel blog entry by ajgcooper

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... ! I don’t know where to put this story in the negative experience or not.  We approached our driver to take us from Havana to Valadero and he agreed to take us for 100 CUC.  Actually he followed us down the street some ways to come down ...

Havana adventures, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana adventures

A travel blog entry by samira_steve

... him to let me know when he does come and it would be great to see him and his family. I finally arrived in Havana around about 12 midnight. Got my luggage, got questioned by the security officers, whom were actually really nice and friendly and got ...

Carnival in Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Carnival in Havana

A travel blog entry by markandemma

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Arrived back in Havana to find the Carnaval still in full flow. Chilled out in the Havana Vieja in the afternoon and then headed to the Malecon (promenade) for the spectacular. Like all Cuban timing it started 3 hours late, so we nipped off for a quick ...

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