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Travel Blogs from Havana
... goodbye to Matanzas before taking a taxi to the bus station for our return trip to Havana.
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We returned to Parque Central for our nightcap, then walked home after another adventurous day.
... of the locals and their legal disadvantages as compared to foreigners, Cubans are extremely fun, friendly and happy people.
Food wise, I was not as impressed as I thought I would be in terms of quality or pricing. My reference was a Cuban chicken chain in Florida I had tried and loved, whereas I experienced a ****** street meal for 20 cents and an overpriced average dinner in the touristic area for $25. You could still enjoy some ...
... we decided to grab a taxi and head to Old Havana, just a few miles from our hotel.
Havana Vieja is the main destination for sightseeing with cobblestone streets, Spanish architecture, quaint bars and paladares (privately owned restaurants), and art/souvenir shops. There are also roving musicians, like the three elderly musicians who played for us as we drank Cristal (one of Cuba’s beers) in ...
... are empty and many waiters stand leaning on the wall doing nothing. That's why it takes 40 minutes to get your luggage at the airport. And that's why 90% of them earn on average 2usd a month. And that's why the live under the conditions they do.
A guy who had been there took us to one of the few decent restaurants.
It was playing Celine Dion from the early 90s in the background! The setting was beautiful. But had to wait for 1 and a half hour while ...
... in Timor Leste only a few years after their revolution. We gave her the upmost respect for her tolerance towards us.
After almost every class we take a walk home via the local fruit market to get the necessary vegetables for roasting, stewing or frying. Whilst we are there we practice our numbers & asking the most important question “cuanta questa?” (how much?).
Often we’d stop at a bar on the way home, have a beer & discuss how ...