Travel Blogs from Havana, Cuba

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Welcome to Havana, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Welcome to Havana

A travel blog entry by lanef11

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... preservation of the culture, colors and enchanting music captures the curiosity and hearts of travelers." For this adventure I am off to Havana, Cuba with 30 fellow UF MBA students for a Global Immersion Experience. I flew down to Miami from NYC Saturday ...

Tuesday's are for daiquiris, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Tuesday's are for daiquiris

A travel blog entry by lanef11

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... them from Ireland or Scotland after they use them for scotch. With a slight buzz we headed off to the University of Havana for a discussion on journalism and communications. We sat in with a group of university students to ask them questions and for ...

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 ...

Baseball, Pizza, Rum und Salsa, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Baseball, Pizza, Rum und Salsa

A travel blog entry by senderjung

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Den Abschluss des Kubaaufenthaltes bildete eine längerer Verbleib in der Hauptstadt Havana. Wir wohnten in einem zwölfgeschössigem Haus, welches in den Vereinsfarben der beliebtesten Baseballmannschaft Kuba den Industriales gestrichen ist und direkt ...

A little art and a little marathon, Havana, Cuba travel blog

A little art and a little marathon

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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... the last few tired ones which explains the lady so encouragingly cheering me on! And yes, I later got it confirmed. It was Havana Marathon, I accidentally gate-crashed it if only for a small part. It felt a little “Forrest Gump”… But ...

Viva Cubanita!...Aquí vengo ...Espléndido, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Viva Cubanita!...Aquí vengo ...Espléndido

A travel blog entry by tim.alemanha

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... ...My room was so beautiful...but Maris made me remember it forever. There weren't many tourist way back than...It was still the true Havana to be encountered...Guess what...I met Maris again the very same night the next day...She decided to come up to my ...

Havana II, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Havana II

A travel blog entry by mariekeiii

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... .  Söndag katastrof Seija åkte på magsjuka av något hon ätit och låg däckad hela dagen, dessutom gick huvudvattenledningen till Havana av så hela staden är utan vatten. I dag var vi på ambasaden och fick allt fixat så nu får vi se hur ...

La Habana, La Habana, Cuba travel blog

La Habana

A travel blog entry by alexkons

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... taxi to the airport costs 10 pesos as opposed to 25 for a legal one.. but that meant that i did end up walking about 15 minutes as my illegal driver could have been imprisoned if we´d have been caught. goodbye cuba, i´ll come back... CUBA ...

Final (Cuban) Port of Call, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Final (Cuban) Port of Call

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts

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Returning to Havana was a little sad, as it meant my time in Cuba was coming to an end. On a positive note, it meant I'd be back in Mexico and travelling under my own steam once more. By the time we arrived in Havana, everyone seemed a bit tired from ...

Cuba (the country of no hay), Cuba, Cuba travel blog

Cuba (the country of no hay)

A travel blog entry by follow_bex

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... very colonial with beautiful architecture and plazas, Havana Centro had a more worn and Vedado was more of a residential neighbourhood. Havana's museums were definitely interesting (for want of a better word). The museo de la revolucion was comprised of a ...

Returning the salt to the earth, Havana, Cuba travel blog

Returning the salt to the earth

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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... . Now, after many unbelievably wonderful days of creativity and warmth (in more ways than one) in the enigmatic and enchanting city of Havana, with the prospect of leaving soon, the only thing blue is how I’m feeling… I must be blending in now ...

A work day, Havana, Cuba travel blog

A work day

A travel blog entry by nigeljbennett

May 25      La Habana (Havana) Nico Lopez refinery visit Dylan, Paco and I and our local representatives Rogelio from Recuco visited the Canadian Embassy to meet our trade commissioners and update them on all our projects here in Cuba and ...

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