Casa Particular Ivan Rodriguez

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Back in Havana: my personal summary on Cuba

A travel blog entry by steffen102


... to the fortresses on the other side of the Bay of Havana.

Nice views from the forts on the other side of the harbor

After taking the local bus to the other side of the harbor, we had to walk ten minutes along the side of a military academy and pay one CUC per person entrance fee for accessing the fortress area. Since the revolution museum we had enough of museum visits and happily said no thanks to any offer of visiting museum inside the forts.


Sunday last full day

A travel blog entry by andysprout


... an appetite, so we give the free hotel nosh a miss and head out to a nearby restaurant to celebrate our last night and clean sandals. We later speak to a Cuban guy back at the hotel and he explained that wifi is very limited because the government restricts internet access.We were really surprised to hear it as there cant be many countries left in the world that impose restrictions on something we take for ...

Where’s Granny Buried?

A travel blog entry by gboue


I returned from Cuba with a tan, not from being on the the beach but from walking around in a cemetery.

Gladys had given me a well preserved 5X7 photo of my paternal grandmother, Obdulia Perez. After getting directions from her on the general location of my grandmother's grave, we went to one of the largest cemeteries in Latin America, Cementerio de Colón. The four of us (driver, cousin, and of course Obdulia’s son (my uncle)), spent over ...

Buena Vista

A travel blog entry by muzbec


... hesitation. He looked up from his papers and took of his glasses, handed over my passport and with a wink and a smile said “Welcome to Cuba my girl” and waved me through the gates. I was in!

The sound of deathly silence in the immigration department quickly turned to boisterous laughter and a bit of chaos. Our taxi driver that our hosts prearranged was waiting with our names on a sign dressed smartly with shirt and tie. After shaking his hand he directed us to ...

Returning the salt to the earth

A travel blog entry by mistytravels


... seem. And I am glad that I returned to Cuba and scratched a bit further under the surface. As intended, I am slowly peeling this onion layer by layer, and getting a deeper understanding of this beautiful island and its simple and complicated ways.

Sometimes when I jog along the waterfront I stop and stretch and have occasionally indulged in hopping up on the stone wall to sit and watch the waves crash in, enjoying the spray of water cooling my ...

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