Travel Blogs from Havana
... walk straight off plane into the building). Customs was quick and as I decided to travel with no checked in luggage ( ie only carry-on luggage), I proceeded quickly out of the immigration area to find 1st a currency exchange window. Only one was existent and queued to change my Euros into CUC’s. Almost 1 for 1.
Taxis are easy to spot and fixed price CUC25 to wherever into Havana. 1st impressions were clean roads, farms ...
... Instead, an attendant sits outside the door. As you enter, in exchange for 25 centavos (or more), she hands you two sheets of two ply tissue paper. Hopefully, that’s enough.
Next, the bus takes us to the synagogue, “Beth Shalom Patronato” for a visit with Adela Dworin who delights us with tales of Jews in Cuba. The Jewish Community Center’s role here is similar to what BR fondly recalls from the JCC ...
... white shoes and a white head scarf that I've seen seeing since I arrived. Apparently these are initiates of the Afro-Cuban Yoruba religion who have to wear only white for a year as part of their ritual purification.
After lunch we'd took a drive in one of the iconic Cuban classic cars. Ours was a 1956 yellow and white Ford Mustang. Sweet. Drove to Revolution Square and stopped for photo opportunities (those eagle-like birds I noticed flying around it the last time I was here ...
... 8212;a paste of coconut and peanuts (among other things) in a little palm leaf dish.
On our final day of cycling back to Havana, we fought the headwinds we’d been dealing with almost the whole way back, but magnified this day by the open space of the autopista we’d chosen as our quickest route back to the big city. Dan insists to this day that it was uphill all the way. Once in the city, we had to rely on people’s gestures for ...
Twenty thousand Cubans enter the United States on non-immigrant visas every year. (This number does not include the Cubans who come on boats or through Mexico.) Their applications, 500 every day, are processed by the consular division of the United States Interests Section of the Swiss Embassy located not among the stately embassies in Miramar, but in a nondescript office building downtown. We learn this from Lynn Roche, a representative of the 'interests' at our morning Q ...
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
Calle L e/ 23 y 25. Vedado. La Habana, Havana | 3 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
Calle Obispo esq. a Cuba. Ciudad de La Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Already needs a refresh
- The best.....
- A little expensive but very nice
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $50
3rd Avenue and 84th street, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- The pool is wonderful
- Comodoro OK.
- Dont do it
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