Travel Blogs from Havana
... other side of the bay and explored the largest fort in the Americas. We tried to squeeze in every last drop of Havana, but it simply wasn't possible: like I said, there's much to do in the country's capital -- a sure sign a repeat visit is necessary.
Monday, July 28th-Friday, August 1st - Tulum/Chicen-Itza (Mexico):
We were due to fly back to Cancun on Monday, bringing our time in Cuba to a sudden end. As mentioned above, there were ...
... target, I got lots of interest I can tell you (well everyone does I know...)
Despite not being the typical gringo tourist, despite talking Spanish, it was hard to talk to local just to talk to them. They are too used to that easy money making and they only come to you for that. A bit sad really but the difference between them and the kind of tourists going to luxurious hotels in Havana is so big that yeah, it makes sense, anyone in their situation would do ...
... pigs of the US. Wonderful photos and exhibits right down to unforms with bloodstains of the martyrs of the revolutionary battles.The palace is beautiful and yet the pock marked marble staircase evident of the storming of the palace to extricate Bautista ( he escaped).As expected and is evident across the city the majority of souvenirs are depicting Che in the usual profile he is famous for around the world. The "success" of the socialist Cuba is dislayed and a slight ...
... and slow throughout the whole country, and usually only accessible from main hotel lobby's at a high cost. On a positive, this helped us to not rely on technology and we were able to enjoy the day to roam around and enjoy the sights. Couchsurfing: So long story short, check out Couchsurfing.org. There's also a great book about a travellers journeys around the world and all of his Couchsurfing experiences. This was my first insight into it, thanks to ...
... to the famous huge Jose Marti monument that is right in front of Plaza de la Revolucion and the famous Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos murals. The monument was very impressive although we were so tired from walking that we didn't hang out there long. We hit up a "university student cafe" afterwards for some aqua but there service sucked so much that we left what we owed and left. Then we went to a vegetarian restaurant and haggled ...
Other places to stay in Havana
Calle de Cuba 2, esquina a Pena Pobre, Havana | 4 star innfrom $130