posts tagged: Havana

See you Cuba!

Although, it is not much easier with fruit. I tried to eat apples and bananas bought from the grocery store the other day and I made a sour face as these tasted like grass. Enough about complaining, it doesn’t help … Keep Reading…

Queues in Cuba

I joke that Cubans speak fast because they want to make up the time loste standing in queues. During my first weeks in Cuba, I refused to stand in queues as it was so unreasonable to me. Once I realized … Keep Reading…

Affairs with the accommodation

When my plan of coming to Cuba took a more concrete shape, I contacted Luis, the owner of Casa 1932, where we stayed a year ago in Havana. Luis said he had no vacancy for such a long period (8 … Keep Reading…

Last day in Cuba

We were so drained emotionally that we didn’t feel like doing much else. Eva and Peedu decided to go for a final drive around the city and did so in a pink 1956 Ford Cabriolet – vanity knows no bounds … Keep Reading…

Old Havana (Spanish: La Habana Vieja)

During our last full day in Cuba we decided to go for a walk around the old town and visit the cigar factory. The visit to the factory didn’t work out because we discovered you have to make reservations for … Keep Reading…

Hotel Nacional De Cuba

The Hotel Nacional De Cuba was opened on the night of 30 December 1930, and in its 80+ years of existence it’s had many important guests, like us 🙂 . The hotel has lost most of its historic sheen of … Keep Reading…

Back to Havana

Time flies when you’re having fun and we had to head back to Havana, where we had another two days of exploration ahead of us before boarding the plane back home. We weren’t planning on stopping in any towns on … Keep Reading…

Morón

After spending three days in Santiago de Cuba we started our journey back towards Havana. Our first stop along the way was Morón, and today’s goal: almost 500 km. We got a taste of the extreme on the road to … Keep Reading…

The road trip begins!

We weren’t really swayed by Luis’ warnings about the expense of driving around Cuba on our own, or about the supposed danger – the state of the roads isn’t the best and there’s a lack of proper road signs. We’d … Keep Reading…

El Andarín – Coordinating houses

The first night we arrived at Luis’ place he’d asked us how we were planning to get around Cuba. We told him we had no specific plans – we’d just see how things turned out and take it from there. … Keep Reading…