Casa Habana Lourdes
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Habana Lourdes Havana
We stayed for 4 nights and found it to be a charming and cozy spot right in the heart of the historical district. The owners were very hospitable and a great source of information on where to go. The room was small and basic but it was freshly painted, clean and comfortable.
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A hop, skip and a jump from Cancun takes us to Cuba, gateway to the Caribbean. Cuba is an interesting holiday destination, the combination of its rich culture, unique political history and continued survival through ongoing economic hardship makes it one of the more interesting places we've visited. First stop Havana.
Havana is visceral …
... they were all wearing official name tags which meant that the 3CUC fee went towards restoration of the area. El Templete is the oldest neo-classical building in Havana. There’s a local legend that if you walk around the Baobab tree in the courtyard three times on a certain date in November, and then knock on its trunk, the spirit of the tree will grant you three wishes.
Walked south for a couple of blocks where we reached Plaza San Francisco de Asis where we took ...
... to be the case, it's absolutely packed with people sitting on the sea wall just chatting, drinking, listening to music and watching the world go by.
We walked a bit of it before dinner in our Casa Particular (awesome Bed and Breakfasts that are relatively cheap, absolutely everywhere all over Cuba and the only places you should stay if you ever visit Cuba) and with a beautiful sunset and a bottle of rum
there can't be many better places to sit and ...
... a new private modern dance group founded by Fernando Sainz, Executive Director from the Cuban Ludwig Foundation and two other dancers. They were excellent and will perform in New York City in May for 6 days.
Fernando briefly discussed arts in Cuba. The Art Policy was formed in 1961 by the government and important Cuban artists. The principles were:
1. The democratization and participation in art.
They created art schools throughout the country ...
... hungry I also made my first experience with food and prices in Cuba. Maybe I was still just too tired and exhausted from the long travel and the hot and humid air, but I really struggled to find drinks and food at first. It took me about half an hour walking through the outer parts of the old town until I actually found a store selling bottled mineral water. When I had to pay 2 CUC (= 2 USD) for a 500ml bottle, I was very unhappy. Later I found a place selling the bottle for 1 CUC, but ...