Artedel Guest House
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TravelPod Member ReviewsArtedel Guest House Havana
Incredible accomodations. Ydalgo and staff are simply perfect. the pent house is like an art museum but comfy. the terrace sports views of the sea and city. steps to La Rampa or the Malecon, minutes by taxi to old town. Do not miss this place!!
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... international terminal but there is a dirt cheap bus from the national terminal. Thus unless you grab a taxi over to the national terminal you need to take a pretty expensive taxi into town. The network is state run so that this expenditure essentially ends up being another Gringo (immigration) tax.
Whilst on some days I'd try winging it over to the other terminal, with the amount of variables already at play in coming to Cuba, I decided to just take the hit and ...
... me to one just around the corner from the hotel. You don’t just walk into Cuban banks apparently - you have to line up outside on the footpath. There were six plastic seats along one wall where the customers were waiting to be served. As soon as a teller was free, the person sitting in the first seat gets up and goes to their window and everyone else moves up a chair. Once there’s an empty seat available, the girl standing guard at the entrance lets the person at ...
I was looking for a old local guy, a friend of my friend that would show me around without interest but I only had a photo and a firstname, Juan, but everyone is called Juan here so, not much.
After walking all the downtown streets and enjoying some music over the weekend, I wanted to move on to try to visit a more traditional Cuba, further away from this kind of tourism and the atmosphere that goes with. I spent 10$ for an hour of Internet in one of the ...
... pesos. Generally, Cubans will not be found in the CUC establishments, and tourists are not typically welcomed in local establishments. As a rule, when we entered a local restaurant, we would be handed a special menu with tourist prices and only greeted warmly if willing to pay about five to ten times the local prices. If we insisted on the local menu, smiles would fade and the best we could hope for was to be left alone while slow and reluctant service came. The ...
... very specific procedure to make a wish. I followed the procedure very carefully and my wish was for... something I'll tell you after it comes true!
Off to the farewell dinner now! Time to enjoy the company of the group and the leaders one last time before we prepare for tomorrow morning's departure. It's been a great group, so it will be sad to bid farewell to both the people and this mesmerizing ...