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... have so much energy and love for music it is amazing. We wandered the streets of old Havana
and took in some music. It was really hot around 33C but we loved it. We went back to the apartment to refresh and then headed back out again to hit a few Ernest Hemmingway's
local digs for Mojitos and Daquiries. You could feel the old smoke and smell of booze since Hammingway was here writing some ...
... up on the bar waiting for the tourists to arrive. The guy at the bar offered me a cigar from a tray - I bought the cheapest ($4CUC), got the money shot for my Havana challenge and gave the cigar to the barman to smoke.
Walked back to the hotel via Emporado Street - which is not nearly as interesting as Obispo - without finding anywhere to eat. Beautiful evening - warm, but not uncomfortably so. Asked the doorman at the Iberostar for a recommendation for dinner, but he ...
... enough for us to say is was at least a 2 star hotel, maybe pushing 2.5, but hmmmm this place was classified as 5 star in Cuba - makes the mind boggle huh. The room came complete with private bathroom and double bed, but what made this place awesome was the welcome bottle of Cuba’s finest rub - Havana Club Gold…. thank you!!
The next morning we opened the blinds and looked out our window to see Havana waving back as us… what an awesome sight! Unlike most ...
... routine leading to the firing. The whole scene is only lit by a single burning torch and a few small brassiers so it is difficult to photograph.
Now it was time to pack again and with it came a surprise - nobody, not even foreigners are allowed to take Cuban cigars into the USA even if you are leaving again, with the cigars the next day. As the option was to remove all the labels from the cigars we opted to change our flight, stay one more day in Mexico City, and not enter the ...
Back in Havana, another great Casa Particular (owned by friends of the owners of our first Casa) and Havana is still a great place.
Travelling between destinations is an excellent means to get some inside information on the country as most taxi drivers speak a bit of English which, combined with our meagre Spanish, allows for ok conversations. So, some random facts:
- Prostitutes are sent to special prossie prisons for 3 to 5 years, they'll ...
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