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Travel Blogs from Havana
From the moment we landed in Miami the weather has been sunny and warm, but not too hot. We begin another perfect day with a walking tour of Havana Vieja, Old Havana, or as we learn, properly called St. Christopher of Havana. The present site, the third of three, was established in 1519, 88 years before Jamestown. Not everything in Old Havana is old; rather there is a pleasant mix of architectural styles: the 16th century fortress, currently a ...
Flew to Havana, Cuba today. The flight was delayed 2 hours but we got there safely. The immigration queues were very long and the currency exchange was just as long. Took a taxi with two fellow Australians to Casa 1932. It was down a side street where my first impression was that we were going to get ...
... stuffy museum halls – but they did not seem to bear what would be necessary in overthrowing a government. Maybe my conception of revolution is skewed, knowing the global military mettle which is present today, but these photos revealed the men as nothing more than bandits. Being underdogs, whose courage was of such a magnitude that they would fight and die in the face of a U.S.-backed adversary, the apparent simplicity of these revolutionaries does ...
Juice of half a lime
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 mint sprigs
2 parts of sparkling water
1 part of Havana Club Aņejo 3 Aņos
4 ice cubes
1 tall thin glass
1 cool plastic cocktail stir
- Classic Cuban Mojito
Many vices have made a home on this little island that one could easily fall pray to - gambling, prostitution, cigars - but rum is more of a staple ...
... guarding the front door with machine guns, we jokingly discussed whether we were part of a weird experiment or "gotcha" show testing our reactions. Apparently the police lived in the hotel and they took turns guarding the entrances - I am not sure if this made me feel safer or more of a target! Around 11pm we were then put back on the bus, and I met a cool guy from Japan, whom if I understood correctly, was planning ...