Casa Habana Lourdes
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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 …
... Cubans could buy tickets, depending upon the seat they chose, for amounts ranging from five cents up to fifty cents. Under the direction of the famous Alicia Alonso, the lengthy performance (9:00pm-11:20pm) contained dances from the full “Prologo Para Una Tragedia” inspired by “Otelo, el moro de Vencia” by Shakespeare to an energetic “Tango” interpretation to a farsical “As You Like It” and on and ...
... as I expected it to be, but I’m sure it’s pretty nice inside. I walked around the coast to check out a couple of the small parks around the city. I made the walk back through the city and ended up back at my apartment at about 7pm. It was a long day of walking in the extreme heat, and I was completely soaked with sweat. Not the most pleasant environment to walk around in, but there wasn’t much of a choice there.
... by Cuban artists from 1959 onward. It was, of course, filled with beautiful and thought provoking works of art. It was also a excellent example of the Cuban government's struggle to forge a relationship with its art community. As we walk ed through the gallery, we could government policy evolving in front of us. We started in the 60's, when the Cuban government suppressed any artwork that dint discuss the ...
... typical socialist response, no special treatment for anyone.
Sure enough there were taxis with sufficient English for us to make our destination clear. The roads were very quiet but not well lit and we arrived at the hotel in about 30 minutes. First impression of the hotel was big with an austere functional reception, with a single receptionist to book us in. The reception area has a very fine collection of grandfather clocks which chime on the quarter hour, but not all at the ...