Casa Deysi y Adiel
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... by Cuban artists from 1959 onward. It was, of course, filled with beautiful and thought provoking works of art. It was also a excellent example of the Cuban government's struggle to forge a relationship with its art community. As we walk ed through the gallery, we could government policy evolving in front of us. We started in the 60's, when the Cuban government suppressed any artwork that dint discuss the ...
... typical socialist response, no special treatment for anyone.
Sure enough there were taxis with sufficient English for us to make our destination clear. The roads were very quiet but not well lit and we arrived at the hotel in about 30 minutes. First impression of the hotel was big with an austere functional reception, with a single receptionist to book us in. The reception area has a very fine collection of grandfather clocks which chime on the quarter hour, but not all at the ...
... and found us a place down the street. It was a nice little place run by Janet who made us feel right at home. We had a private room with a bathroom and A/C for 24CUC, roughly $25.
With concerns about having a place to stay taken care of it was time to head out and explore a bit. A ten minute walk took us to Parc Central in Old Havana and the closer we got, the nicer the buildings became. Parc Central is surrounded by elegant hotels such as the ...
- Fidel is a strong believer in the benefits of sport, so there are good sport facilities which are free to everyone, and of course it is this same drive which explains why Cuba has always done relatively well in the Olympics despite being a small and poor country.
- There is ZERO advertising, no flashing lights, no billboards or anything - I found this far more refreshing than any cola beverage! (even with polar bears)
Some of ...
... she's so overwhelmed she doesn't notice them. We get a lot of strange looks from the airport staff and Cubans hanging around.
Back to Havana town that afternoon we seek out a tarot reader in one of the main Plaza's [I forget the name of the Plaza]. Adelaide is her name and she is dressed in all white, she looks like a gypsy. Charlotte has to translate as the reading is in Spanish. Good job Charlotte, I ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Deysi y Adiel Havana
It's got a great location, across the street from one of our favorite restaurant in Havana, La Guarida. Even saw Susan Sarandon who happened to come into our dining room, and my friend, Alexander, suggested some great entrees. The chicken with lemon and honey sauce is to die for.
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