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... to the fortresses on the other side of the Bay of Havana.
Nice views from the forts on the other side of the harbor
After taking the local bus to the other side of the harbor, we had to walk ten minutes along the side of a military academy and pay one CUC per person entrance fee for accessing the fortress area. Since the revolution museum we had enough of museum visits and happily said no thanks to any offer of visiting museum inside the forts.
On our second day in Cuba, our tour guide took our group to Old Havana, a very nice and tourist oriented area of Cuba. While in Old Havana we were able to visit La Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio, two small restaurant bars that the famous American author Ernest Hemingway used to frequent when he lived in Cuba during the 1940's. Hemingway used to visit La Bodeguita for mojitos and La Floridita for daiquiris. We walked down La Reina, ...
... a local lady, who gave us a completely different view of life of the Cuban woman when she has no husband and the ability to survive on the pension. Her English was excellent. It was a long day and by the time we returned to the hotel, and I realised that my electrical plugs were not going to fit into the outlets in the room. Fortunately there is an outlet down at the desk and I was able to ask the receptionist to plug in my camera to recharge the battery. Today we have ...
Before even travelling to Cuba, Sarah and I knew it would be like no other place we have been. Immediately the airport customs officials proved this point not stamping our passports on arrival but stamping a tourist card that is kept when exiting the country, thus leaving no passport record of being in the Cuba. We were so blown away by the uniqueness that we started to write a list of things that made Cuba, Cuba. From ...
... into the streets of old Havana which are amazing. Rather than bore you with the history of each square, parque and building I have added photos for a visual tour. We did find a chocolate shop where I had a chocolate milkshake (more like nesquick with milk) but very enjoyable anyway. We also found the handicraft market and some more paintings and souvenirs to fill any remaining crevice within my backpack.
What is Cuba really like?
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