Travel Blogs from Havana
... just prayed this Cuban grand dad wasn't going to kill me halfway through the ride. I even subjected to doing the sign of the cross in his cab before we set off. He saw that and handed me a cigarette from his pack followed by some words in Spanish which i think translated to "RELAX MY FRIEND!!!". I forced out a fake laugh in response to earn his trust.
An hour later into driving to the city, the lights of Havana were in my sights. My heart rate ...
... laughter. We never heard a cross word spoken.
After a tight schedule in both Memphis and Mexico, we decided to spend our time exploring and kicking back. We walked miles! It was great to be able to wander a bit, stop for dink and listen to the music, then move on. The mojitos and beers were cheaper than water! And a bit Moorish.
WiFi is bit off here, so I will have to say...
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... lunch and relaxing afternoon, we went along to a local salsa class and have to say the boys did very well and conquered the 4 basic steps of salsa! That night being a Saturday, the town square was going off, filled with locals drinking (they seem to start young here!) and plenty of music. John and Lisa headed along to listen to a salsa band in the corner of the plaza and got a chance to practice some of their moves and were blown away with some of the locals skills. Practice ...
Well, it was another sweltering day in Cuba. I spent most of the day walking around the northern part of the city today. I started out at the Plaza de la Revolucion, which is where there are two buildings with huge pieces of art depicting Che Guevara on one, and Fidel Castro on the other. I was pretty happy to see Che Guevara, since this was one of the photos I had to take for my scavenger hunt game.
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... back to the casa.Still pinching myself that yes I finally made it to Cuba after all these years hoping to make it one day I am here and so far I am overwhelmed by the stark reality of this place. I have a lovely 2 hour sleep as I need to be at dinner at 6.30pm.Dinner at the hostel is so welcome because I am so hungry. I realise I have had nothing to eat bar a mandarin today and coffee. My last meal was in Cancun last night at 7pm. The dinner table is set for 8 people and ...
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 $93
- 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
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