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Dylan; Havana is unbelievably hot can't imagine what it will be like in summer they have also got a ton of security at immigration. Pete; Cuba is hot - literally and figuratively! At least early-mid 30s, and humid to boot. We have a great spot in old Havana (La Habana Vieja) right by the harbour entrance. Good view from rooftop bar. The barman lent us some 40 year old binoculars (yes, with "Made in the USSR" on them!), to check out ...
... places; every inch of Havana steeped in a history of sacrifice so ripe, so raw and so beautiful that it made me never want to leave; every conviction so strong, every hope so tainted, every effort so honest, every conversation so meaningful, every handshake so genuine.
The past two weeks have taught me a few things - that no one can ever top what Lore and Miguelito have done for me (hah!); that the ...
... paper on the frontdoor of their house stating what they were selling. For instance "Se vende movil" (selling cellphones). Also for many goods there are no actual stores, but private businesses run by ordinary Cubans. This works as follows: in the morning the owner of the house opens the front door and windows and puts up business signs such as Pizza in the window and a wooden board in the entrance door serving as a counter. The pizza would then be prepared in the house's kitchen. I ...
... was some sequence to see, but no grand scheme to take away. It was the idea that all of Cuban history does matter, that every single thing that has occurred in this country has shaped how its people behave and live and why they believe what they believe. From the discovery of Cuba to the triumph of the 26th of July Movement, we saw every detail in the painting, and even right now I don’t think I looked at it long enough to catch every important ...
... cruise ship"), we watched the water ballet troupe of 14 do a cute, well-rehearsed water ballet in the roof top pool. Quite kitsch and quite sweet at the same time.
Dinner was at La Guarida, a paladar in a neighborhood that did not look safe to walk in. In the movie “Strawberry and Chocolate” much of the set was in the building where the paladar is now. The enterprising owner turned it into a paladar after the film. The entrance to the restaurant is ...
Other places to stay in Havana
Calle de Cuba 2, esquina a Pena Pobre, Havana | 4 star innfrom $130