El Comendador Boutique Hotel Havana
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... we would only get 15 Cuban Pesos of the local currency, when the actual exchange rate is 24 Pesos for one CUC. So all the time we had to be carefull and still "lost" a lot of money to these rip-offs. Many Cubans involved in the tourism business don't seem to see any need to make people come back to their country. It's all about making money in the short-term. So a taxi ride of 1km in Havana could for instance be advertized to you for an astronomically 8 CUC (8 USD). WTF!
... and the Catholic Church, who sent the children to Miami to camps and orphanages.
Those who were interviewed in the film said that when they were sent away they figured that they were not going to be gone for long. Many people thought that the Cuban revolution was not going to last. Under false pretenses these parents thought they were keeping their children safe and at the same time going to earn a good education ...
... we have spoken of two totally different matters, but who cares when the company is fine and the day is warm…He brought me old photos and wondered out loud where all the time had gone, and I thought of what someone dear said to me recently: “Det finns inte så många dagar”. It was said in Swedish and I can’t really justify the meaning with a translation, but it is something in the lines of: “Sufficient days do not exist”.
... an even more diversified image. Our casa particular was located in Centro Habana, which is where a lot of Cubans actually live; the colonial past is still ever present in Habana Vieja while Vedado and especially Miraflor are the more luxurious neighbourhoods. The earlier American impact is still visible with the well-known American old-timers, in which we ourselves very much enjoyed our ride, and the bombastic clone of the American Capitol. An absolute highlight for us was the Malecon, a ...
... traffic with the exceptions of local horse buggies. You feel back in time no
new building younger then a two hundred years anywhere.
On the first night before dinner, we decided to go to a local pub (it was shown in the Lonely Planet guide book) just around the corner. Being Saturday it was busy with locals drinking beer and loudly chatting. We occupied the last table ...
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