Travel Blogs from Havana
... goodbyes to Keith and told him I would keep in contact with him once I got home.
The day after, I decided to contact Keith, to see if he wanted to hang out. It was my last day in Havana and Cuba in overall, that night I would have to head back to Britain. He soon found me and we headed to the cigar shop, which I eagerly wanted to show him and then to have some hot chocolate from the coffee chocolate shop, we then proceeded to that famous mojito bar for some amazing ...
Our full day is Cuba!! It is a bit sad we only have 1 full day in Havana but it was how the flights worked out. So we started by going for a walk to the other big hotel in Havana, the first hotel in Cuba - Hotel National. We got most of the way before we were to hot (so hot in Cuba, nowhere has air con so can't escape it, except hotels) so we got a 3 wheeled bike taxi to take us the rest of the way - that's before numerous locals stop for a chat Then we went to the old town and had a ...
... way of getting about. Victor provided us with some Cuban Pesos to which 20 for the two of us was the fare to pretty much anywhere in town (less then 80c). Zoe and Victor proceed to walk us down and around the corner to Infanta Calle. The main road that led to down town Vedado where the Mafia once ruled and filled with restaurants, nightlife and hotels. The next thing we new, Victor was on the road with his arm out flagging down an approaching Almendrons. Roaring up right it front of us ...
Every night in Havana a cannon goes bang!!! This happens at an old fort called La Cabana on the other side of the bay at 9pm. The Cannon blast is a replica of colonial days & signifies the closing of the city walls, a curfew call. After reading about it we thought it best to go check it out. Our cab dropped us off & we wandered around for little bit as we were early. Our tickets allowed us a complimentary drink so we got a Cuban Libre ...
Other places to stay in Havana
Calle de Cuba 2, esquina a Pena Pobre, Havana | 4 star innfrom $130