Travel Blogs from Havana
... despite the prospect of eating whilst they are all sat around watching TV. As it turns out I was there by myself, and whilst it wasn't the feast I've had in other casas it was still better than eating out.
In the evening I headed to a Casa de la Musica ten or so blocks away. It is bigged up in the LP and it feels like about time I really sampled this great Cuban music the book has been banging on about so much. It was $5 to get in and the pre-recorded music was ...
... more surprise for us after dinner. Several music students jumped up and started playing.It was time for a dance party! I personally have about ten left feet, so I probably looked pretty silly, but I had a great time. We danced for a few hours. Only occasionally were we ashamed that Cuban five-year-olds could dance circles around us with blindfolds and iron boots on. I think that the band eventually took pity on me, because they started playing Elvis and ...
... of a regular plate can be bought and cooked within 5 minutes for 20c meaning a lot of people eat them. Its a mystery how Cubans are not the fattest people in the world because they are eating these pizzas for breakfast lunch and dinner. In Cuba people always blatantly stared at me so in an attempt to blend in I sampled some of the cheap pizzas with the verdict of delicious. My plan however backfired horribly with people still staring only now I had pizza on my face and often ...
... ve not cared to update it at all. I guess this was just a little taste of what Cuba will be like before I got here. They served one meal and it was rice and meatballs, with a stale piece of bread, and a stale brownie. It was old plane food like I remember having when I was younger. Crazy!
It’s funny to see how differently Cubans travel compared to western people. Since there was no seatbelt sign, we had to rely on the cabin stewards ...
... Next we viewed the old slave escape routes in the caves and enjoyed a short stint on a horse and cart.
Feeling hungry now, we decided to head into the town centre to grab some lunch. We decided on this Italian restaurant and shared two pizzas between us. On the way back to the car, we were tempted by ice cream and also picked up a cheap bottle of rum for travels too.
It was now early afternoon and nearly time to head back to Havana. But first the two ...
Other places to stay in Havana
Calle de Cuba 2, esquina a Pena Pobre, Havana | 4 star innfrom $130