Palacio O'Farrill

Calle Cuba 102 - 108 entre Chacon y Tejadillo, Havana, 10100, Cuba | 4 star hotel
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Visit to Cojimar and Ernest Hemingway's home

A travel blog entry by c.i.222 on Jun 20, 2014

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... 1.2; list-style: none; clear: none;">Gregorio Fuentes of Cojimar, Cuba, claims to have been the inspiration for Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Fuentes, now 101, was the longtime captain of Hemingway's fishing boat, Pilar.



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CUBA - THE LAND OF RUM & CIGARS

A travel blog entry by breadstickstu on Feb 18, 2014

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... them, but sadly they were on their way to the airport as their time in Cuba was over. They shared some great tips with us and told us some fantastic stories about their week in the vibrant country and then they were off. Havana was a concrete jungle of crumbling old buildings, that gave everything an even more distressed poverty look. The smells in the street went from seriously delicious to vile in a matter of seconds. The men surprised us the most they were extremely feminine ...

About Cubans

A travel blog entry by gboue on Mar 24, 2013

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... pounds of Cuban coffee with us to give away.

The cynic in me wondered if the openness was from a want of knowledge in a system that controls information or because they figured we might give them money (which we did). There’s probably a little of both, but I felt a genuine connection with just about everyone we met. The smiles and looks in their eyes told me it was heartfelt, and that made me proud of my ...

Cuba Libres never tasted so sweet...

A travel blog entry by beccabaker6 on May 28, 2012

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... felt more awake for it so I could have better engaged. That night, we took to the town! Hemingway (who was absolutely in love with Cuba) had a saying: My mojito at la Bodeguita, my daiquiri at la Floridita. So the group decided to get a mojito and a daiquiri at, you guessed it, la Bodeguita and la Floridita. They were really crowded and overpriced, but you are paying more for the experience than the drink at places like that. After that, we went to the cathedral and hung out with ...

Viva Cuba Libre!

A travel blog entry by empezolamitad on Feb 02, 2012

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... s second city after Havana. I traveled by land, so I got a bit of a sense of what the interior of the island is like. The roads are pretty empty of passenger vehicles. Along with some buses and trucks jam packed with passengers and one very slow rail line, bicycle and horse drawn carriage and mule drawn carts are the main forms of transport. The landscape is mostly dominated by agriculture, but nothing like the massive export farms Ive seen in ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Calle Cuba 102 - 108 entre Chacon y Tejadillo, Havana, is near Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), Gran Teatro de La Habana, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and Cajo Levissa.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good