Casa Paco y Mercy

Calle 19 # 1216 bajos, Havana, Cuba | Hotel
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Back in Havana: my personal summary on Cuba

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... had initially been built by the Spanish to protect the city from pirates. Later they were used to defend Havana from other colonial powers. The defences worked for a long time, until in 1762 the British successfully invaded it, coming from the city of Havana. When the British had left, the Spanish built the largest colonial fortress in the Americas to prevent another defeat.

The view from the outside of the first fort was very nice. Seeing the Havana Vieja (the old town) ...

Saturday

A travel blog entry by andysprout

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Saturday Up for breakfast then we get the hop on hop off bus which takes us all around Havana and into the heart of the city where we get off and walk around. I had seen a programme about Cuba a while back and our Union Jack was part of the fashion here after they were impressed by our Olympics. It was right, our Union Jack is on T-shirts, bags and jeans everywhere which is nice to see. We were tipped off that we would get hassled a bit and it doesnt take ...

Where’s Granny Buried?

A travel blog entry by gboue

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... looking for it under a full sun until we finally decided to visit the office and seek help (don’t ask me why we didn’t do this to begin with).

When we found the grave, we learned that multiple family members are interred there. My granny is buried with her sister, Rosa, along with Manuel (Rosa’s son?), and other people whose names we did not recognize. She died in 1948 when my dad was 26 years old. We considered looking for ...

Buena Vista

A travel blog entry by muzbec

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... 8220;Cadeca”. This is where we had to change our foreign money into local currency or Cuban Convertible Pesos. We knew we would lose out on any foreign currency you brought in but as we knew and as the sign on the window specified “You will be punished with an additional 10% fee for US Dollars”. They really didn't like their neighbors and probably for fair reason. We had about $1500 in US that we were hoping we wouldn't need to dig into but had little choice bringing ...

Returning the salt to the earth

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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... skin, literally soaking up the water and the salt. I am certain that I will soon be returning the two substances to the earth as I shed tears laden with sorrow from missing Havana and all that it has given me…

I feel a strange connection with this place and I am not sure why. It is a very beautiful and friendly place in many ways, full of life and with such a hot pulse. But I feel a connection that is almost personal and human. I feel we have a ...

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