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... fact waste land - oops) and ended up in some random streets. All pretty beat up and dingy when I finally found my bearings (in no rush I quite like getting "lost" in cities - it's a great way to get off the beaten track) I eventually bounced out at Parque National.
Whilst wandering around I was approached by a local asking the time. This quickly progressed to him asking where I was from etc etc. Every day is a new day and with this I mind I was polite but curt, but before ...
... Cuba. The land is full of music, wherever you are, I shall miss that about it more than anything.
Back at Parque Central we want to explore the mad city of Havana one more time. We want to wander the place that 2 weeks ago, when we arrived was hot, frustrating but new. Now we had our bearings, now we knew how to cope with the hustlers, beggars, and various people trying to make a buck. We hired a Rickshaw and travelled down to Cathedral Square for ...
... explained my dinner choices; shredded beef or fish filet for main, rice pudding or creme caramel for dessert. I opted for the fish (which is Bassa) and the caramel thingy. A glass of ceviche arrived with a couple of dinner rolls with poppy seed-infused butter. So far, very happy with my choice to start my Cuban experience in the hotel with the Buena Vista Social Club! And BTW - the A/C is perfect!!
The crowd is subdued, talking softly at their tables. Most of them are ...
... us into a local casa, that we hadn't seen and 10 minutes later the casa señorita's son arrived to take us there. In the meantime Tony went next door to the ATM. A half hour later I was starting to get worried when he came through the door blurting out a story about the machine taking his card and buying nappies for a guy helping him! Another hour later he finally had the card back and off we went to our new home. We walked a few blocks away down what seemed like the ...
... were staying was now full. Clearly we did not fall for this but later learnt that the Cuban guy who had been helping me to book a room, had sent the other man but he had never gotten back to me to confirm this. Well... what a welcome to Cuba I thought. Our bags taking over an hour to come out, the power going off (twice) and two men with a sign saying my name waiting for us. We all laughed a lot once we were in the cab, because we were indeed making memories and that the reality was ...
Other places to stay in Havana
Neptuno, esquina Prado y Zulueta, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great location and hotel
- Stay at the Parque Central
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Best hotel ever
- Needs Improvement
- An historic beauty, worth every penny
Via Camerelle 2, Capri | 5 star hotelfrom $55
- Would definitely recommend...
- Amazing views; Great Cuisine
- Great Hotel in a fantastic location in Havana
Ave 3era, e/ 76 y 80, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $160
- Above average hotel
- Could do better....
- Great hotel, even with a toddler
Ave Paseo entre 1 y 3, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $190
- Top Hotel and not too far from Old Havana
- Good Cohiba
- Watch out for long distance calls
Trocadero 55 e Prado y Zulueta Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- GREAT STAFF!!!
- Grace and elegance among ruins
- Good, but...
3rd Ave and 70th St, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Prado 603 esquina Dragones, Havana | 4 star hotel
- Great hotel, good location
- Saratoga hotel, Havana - Great!
- Good blend of modern and traditional
Paseo del Prado No 416 , Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $66
- Beware of type of room given
- Be warned
- Das inglaterra war sehr schön und gediegen
Ingnacio Agramonte 267, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $69
- Could be better.
- Hotel Plaza
- Perfect location
C/ Calzada 110, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $50
- Cheap but not so cheerful
- Well, if you do not have any other option...
- Pro's and cons
Casco Antiguo, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- Already needs a refresh
- The best.....
- A little expensive but very nice
3rd Avenue and 84th street, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- The pool is wonderful
- Comodoro OK.
- Dont do it
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 2 star hotelfrom $90
- Loved Havana City
- El mejor hotel que he estado
Calle Amargura 103 esquina a San Ignacio, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Great place !!
- Great Base
- A Gem in Old Havana!
Calle Obispo 153, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $70
- Ambos Mundos
- Avoid Terrible Ambos Mundos @ $180
- Leaky with cockroaches
Calle 1ra. e/ 44 & 46, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $95
5 Avenue Between 72 and 76, Miramar, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Nice hotel, location a bit too far out!
- Best food in Havana
- Thumbs up
Teniente Rey No 8, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Calle Baratillo 9, entre Obispo y Narciso Lopez, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $160
- It was Good...
- Splendid, elegant worn grandeur
- A mixed bag
Calle 70 entre 5ta a y 7ma Ave., Havana | 4 star hotel$81 average
3ra Ave. y 74, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $65