Hostal Convent Santa Brigida

Address: Historic Centre, Havana, Cuba | Hostel
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        Back to the Capital

        A travel blog entry by gavin_davies on May 12, 2015

        ... my loses.

        Instead I re-traced my steps and continued onwards to the old town. There were a few bars but not much music. There are several plazas and not one central one, so there doesn't seem to be a focused area as such for nightlife. I've managed to see quite a bit of old town just wandering. So much for saving it for tomorrow! Most of it is pedestrianized and they've managed to re-use old cannons as bollards which is a pretty neat idea. They must have had a lot ...

        Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

        A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg on Apr 26, 2015

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        ... He started with the original music of the Cuban natives, who inhabited the island before the Spaniards came along. We aren't sure what they sounded like, because unfortunately every last one of them either died or was sold into slavery. Right away, we lost a valuable source of music and historical culture. Equally unfortunately, it meant that Spanish monastic choirs were the original music of Cuba.

        Yes, you heard me correctly. The Spaniards, arriving on the shores of ...

        Adios Cuba - back to the future

        A travel blog entry by dosisliving on Jan 14, 2015

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        ... very familiar with before visiting Cuba. Once I arrived it was almost impossible to go even an hour without hearing the mesmerising beats that ring the streets. Constant heavy bass from houses, restaurants and every taxi bike that drove passed. These guys blast the music as if it is a competition who can play their music louder. I am now a "regatoner" with my booty shaking on par with that of Beyoncé meaning I will definitely be downloading some regaton music once I get back ...

        I've made it to Cuba!

        A travel blog entry by ericjon97 on Jul 16, 2014

        1 comment, 4 photos

        ... room, sat there for a half hour, and then got moved back onto the same plane. They never checked our passports or anything, so it was a bit strange.

        We got on the plan and then took off for Havana. It was only an hour flight so we didn’t get as high as we would normally fly. We hit a little bit of turbulence and at one point did that thing where the whole plane drops for a second and your stomach is in your throat. Maybe it’s just ...

        The land of the "free" - La Habana

        A travel blog entry by mcdermk7 on Feb 14, 2014

        ... until 8pm. We said we would enquire quickly to see if they had any suitable car for us. Jackpot- they did indeed! After a bit of admin work, it was all sorted and we were free to hit the road tomorrow.

        Now time for dinner. We ventured for two different paella dishes this time. Both were tasty. We discussed our plan for the next few days over dinner. Once we were full, we headed home as we would be on the road early to Santa Clara tomorrow.

        The adventure ...