Travel Blogs from Havana
... unusual and bought one for 5CUC. It took quite a while to negotiate the sale as none of the people on the stall spoke any English and my Spanish is non-existent, but a fun experience. I eventually had to write down my questions on a piece of paper: “Do you have any more I can look at?” and “Can I buy this one?”, which for some reason made more sense to the storekeepers than when I spoke the words aloud. Actually, I sort of get that - when I see signs written ...
... playing wonderful salsa music. The little woman could sing like there's no tomorrow, a powerful, husky voice. A female Bruce Springsteen with Latin soul. We were blown away by them and bought their CD. Came back home but there was a city wide blackout. It sucked because we were so hot and needed a/c and a shower. Took a lukewarm shower, which was perfect, and started scouring the city for an open restaurant. A taxi took us to Guajarito. Nice a/c ...
... population with a low birth rate. We did not have nearly enough time to ask all of our questions. Miguel gave a very balanced, intelligent presentation about their challenges and possible solutions. We were all very impressed. After the discussion we toured more of Old Havana, including the Cathedral area and Plaza de Armes. There was too much time for lunch so we walked back to the Plaza de Viejo to find the La Floridita where Hemingway drank. We couldn't find ...
... 8221; worked almost every time. Although prostitution is officially illegal in Cuba, once the sun had set, dubious looking men and “appropriately” dressed ladies started advertizing “Chicas”.
Some basics on Cuba and its history
Cuba, a country that is probably known to most people in the Western world for two reasons: the Cuban missile crisis (when the cold war almost turned into a hot nuclear war) and the socialist revolution (with Che ...
... stop by the hotel that night.
So here we are in the lobby on our last night in Cuba. Janet and I sat in a corner where the sofas formed a right-angle, I on one sofa and Janet on the other. I connected to Facebook on my iPhone and started a chat with Katie who happened to be in Utah. Carlos arrived with his wife, who was celebrating her birthday. I greeted them, but then excused myself because I was communicating with my daughter. I was so oblivious that this man had ...
Other places to stay in Havana
Calle de Cuba 2, esquina a Pena Pobre, Havana | 4 star innfrom $130