Convento de Santa Clara
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... front of the Hotel Inglaterra at 9.30 on Saturday to meet my guide.
Spent an hour in the foyer updating my journal then caught the Habana bus, which coincidentally leaves from opposite the Hotel Inglaterra. The ticket costs $5 and is the local equivalent of a hop on/hop off bus.
I got off at Plaza de la Revolución on Catalanes Hill. This is Cuba’s political centre and the May Day marches amongst other significant events are staged here. The focal point of ...
... didn’t allow US dollars and as a result created a secondary currency to be used by tourists called the Cuban Convertible Peso (a.k.a CUCs).
... the knobs to open the windows. I’m sure it took all Miguel’s will to not step out of the car and wash the windshield – which was nearly opaque with grit.
We ground through the city over roads poorly maintained and down grand streets where the homes were in ruin. I thought, “What have I done?” more than once.
Then we arrived.
Rule #1 of Habana: Things are not always as they seem.
... at a government store (which is supposed to be cheaper) for $35 CUCs.
Well, when I was finally let go by the officer and arrived in the baggage area, I found out that my checked baggage had not arrived with my flight, and thus must still be in Mexico City where I had carried it through customs and checked it in again. So I went to the guy working at the “lost luggage” office and had this very unfriendly guy file a report to find my luggage. After he informed me that my luggage would not arrive before the next day, I wanted to ...