Gran Caribe Hotel Inglaterra
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... Dan, who is also brand new to cycle touring. Our idea is to cycle Cuba, and depending on how things go, Mexico and Central America as far as Panama.
The people sporting customs uniforms at the airport were many, and the ones we could see stood around looking stern or else, apparently on break or shift change, greeted each other with loud kisses to the cheek while coming and going from a large room near the baggage carousel. The women wore ...
... cocktails being served. My absolute favorite was the Mojito, a wonderful refreshing drink in the hot and humid Cuban summer.
Furthermore Cuba there was also a very different political system as Cuba is a socialist (one-party) country since the Cuban revolution. In theory this all sounded great. However, in contrast to what the state officials would like everyone to believe: There are definitely two classes in Cuba. One is the poor one working in state-owned companies, ...
... away, and a couple of restaurants. A tourist bus passes the hotel every half hour and takes you into central Havana as well as other touristy places so as its 5pm we will do that tomorrow. Our hotel rate is half board so we go for dinner at 8pm and its not bad at all, a good mix of grub then we settle down to watch a latin band who are really good, have a few mojito's and then off to ...
... a really good ham and cheese panini on the veranda while we listened to live music. Before the music began three pairs of backpack laden young people followed by cameras ran through the courtyard toward the Malecon. We later learned that the band had been set up to keep people away from the filming of an epsiode of some reality series. Lucky for us, the music was quite wonderful.
... passed an old Nuveo style cinema with a huge line, a couple walked in front of us to which the man in his mid thirties started a conversation. “Welcome to Cuba! Where are you going? I am an history teacher. We want to talk to you as we don't know much about the outside world, we have no Internet.” He told us something about a really great restaurant down the end of the street and following him for a little bit it soon became clear that we were heading out of the restaurant ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Caribe Hotel Inglaterra Havana
The hotel is okay, but overpriced and has not really 4Star. It's location is good but it is very old and needs refurbishment. The breakfast is okay but do not dine here. The food isn't good.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Gran Caribe Hotel Inglaterra Havana
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