Travel Blogs from Havana
I got to go diving today! I got my taxi at 9am and went straight to the Hotel Copacabana which is only about 15 minutes away from where I’m staying. It’s another one of these nice big hotels, but this one is right on the water. I found the dive center and arranged with the dive instructor to go out right after breakfast. I had a great buffet breakfast at the hotel for 8 CUC. It was nice ...
... or not-for-profit organizations in Cuba, dance companies cannot apply for grants in the same way US companies can. On the other hand, since they are independent, the government has no say in who they bring into the troupe, or what dances they perform.
We watched them practice for an upcoming visit to the US. They will be performing at the Joyce thearter in Manhattan in late ...
... the first day our first big challenge was to get in an illegal taxi, we were told this is what the locals do, the cars go in a straight line so you need to figure out which direction you are going in and get dropped off as close as possible to your final destination. Once you've figured out the direction first thing you do is pull an illegal taxi over, these are the old Chevrolet's, fords and dodgers with a taxi sign showing on the windshield or on top of the car. You then ask in your ...
... to try to make it on a local bus and then walk the rest of the way to the airport from there. Only gov't sanctioned taxis can take you to the airport. Dulce would have none of it. She refused to let Ras pay for her last night so she would have money to safely make it to the airport. That is the kind of people you will meet in Cuba.
When we left for Cuba Ras gave us a letter to take to Dulce should we decide to stay there. Dulce's CP was our last ...
And, of course there are always ways around the whole licensing issue.
Other places to stay in Havana
Calle de Cuba 2, esquina a Pena Pobre, Havana | 4 star innfrom $130