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- Tennis Court
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Minbar in room
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Occidental Montehabana Havana
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... before the revolution. He took us back to Casa Blanca, through the Havana tunnel, to a Paladar. He had explained to us how he gets a free meal of his choice if he takes any of his guests to such Paladars plus a big commission for him. We didn't want to take away his lunch, so we went ahead with it. It was anyway too hot to eat that day. I ordered by regular pina colada, a vegetable medley and a dessert to finish my lunch. Sharon got lobster. He dropped us ...
... palm. Vinales a valley town in the hinterland surrounded by table top mountains was my first stop, small and quaint with rocking chairs on every front porch, the locals sit outside and smoke and talk late into the night. A horse named Rambo with incredibly regular bowels for an hour ride saw my group bond over sketchy moments and rogue ponies. Central americas second largest cave a UNESCO site a beautiful mix of stalagmite and stalactites, and a ...
... Spanish-Cuban-American-war, the revolution, socialism, cold war, the ongoing US embargo and the special period all formed this country. To the outside world, life in Cuba has changed little since the 1960s. To us it felt like we had stepped into a big open-air museum with many perplexing facets to discover.
So yes, we're intrigued and enjoy this friendly but somehow confusing place. We're surely looking forward to our time here and what's still in store for us...
... 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 ...
... and her son was nestled in her arms. She is reputed to have healing powers and people come to have wishes granted. There is a strict code of etiquette; you must knock three times on the tombstone or touch the baby, lay flowers on the grave and state your wish, finally you must leave by walking backwards to avoid turning your back on Amelia.