Travel Blogs from Havana
Internet facilities are not availaible except in some of the hotels, so our blog is now restricted for the next three weeks.
However we will try to keep our minds off sleet n snow and cold fronts coming in and just focus on rum and jazz music !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See 27th Dec. for the full blog report on Cuba.
... retrieve our wallets, passports and cameras, we discovered that the key would not work to open our safe. Apparently a screw on the safe had come loose which caused the safe's locking system to become void! No one could open our safe. So once alerting the owner we thought the issue would be solved and we relaxed into our night, trying our recently purchased rum and cuban cigar.
The next morning was when the fun really began. After ...
... about their youth and it was warming to see her and my uncle relive their past. More stories about my Mom & Dad came up, including how they were inseperable.
After a while we left to visit the cousin I hadn’t known I had until two months ago, Roberto. A gentleman in his 70s, he lives alone in a small one room apartment. He had lived in a larger home and was “banished” here for striking a military officer years before. His home was neat and in good ...
... All range between 5- 15 pesos. So when my second night I ate from there, I felt sort of bad. Everyone was getting a margarita for 5 pesos and I had 3 sandwiches 10 pesos each. It is just not right.
You also get weird situations where you get an ice cream from a cafeteria for 1,5cuc (usd) and then get twice as much ice cream from those little places for 10 pesos (40 cents)! There is so much difference between the 2 currencies. But yes if you r prepared to ...
... raised suspension.
Architecture is a mix of crumbling colonial-era (see also here), Art Deco and commercial 1950s-era buildings. And some ruins and abandoned buildings. Unlike anywhere with a free market, seaside property is no different to other property. The buildings on the malecon (waterfront boulevard) are just as shabby as other buildings and we peeped in to see regular families watching TV.
A young ...