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Travel Blogs from Havana
... up on a beautiful terrace overlooking the main Prado. A cool sea breeze was blowing, the street was buzzing with activity, we'd just eaten Cuban black beans and rice, the mojitos were cold... and I felt a connection to Cuba!
I can't even begin to describe the place. All at once it's mental, but chilled. Noisy, but quiet. Steamy hot, with a nice breeze. Old but modern. It has to be one of the ...
Cuba had featured as number one on my bucket list for many years and it certainly didn't disappoint! First stop Havana, probably the most sexy, seductive and captivating city I have ever visited and my new favourite. Our casa particular (homestay) was in a great location right in the centre of the Old Town and we set out that afternoon to explore the incredible cobblestoned streets and architecture of this crumbling old dame. Havana has life and passion exuding from its pores, music ...
... but we knew at least that it was a place you could not do much planning in before hand. As soon as we landed, a day behind schedule we set off into the bustling arrivals hall in the airport, changing money. The currency game here is interesting. Firstly there are two currencies, the Cuban Convertibles used by foreigners and the Cuban Pesos solely for Cubans, making lots of things cheaper for Cubans. It's very hard to get your hands on pesos and even if you do it's harder still to ...
Yes we have arrived back and yes I am still updating the blog mostly so I don't forget everything. As I've discovered, only family and a couple of close friends have been reading the actual words so I dare say, it doesn't matter that it's late!
Anyway so the last entry was the departure from the Galapagos Islands. It's funny, already I've almost forgotten the ridiculously spoilt pesky NYC kids and all I remember was how close we ...
... to meet the artists who were creating wonderful art but had no outlet to sell it. The Ludwigs amassed a collection of Cuban art from 1985-1995. In 1993 they offered to loan their collection to Havana if the city built a museum but the Cubans couldn't afford it with the depression of the 1990's. Instead they founded the Ludwig Foundation in 1995 when the government legalized foundations. This is the only one of the 6 in Cuba receiving their funding ...
Other places to stay in Havana
Calle de Cuba 2, esquina a Pena Pobre, Havana | 4 star innfrom $130