Havana Vieja, Cuba

Havana diaries

OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! We’ve been to great places, we’ve seen a lot, we’ve followed the dead and the alive, and now it’s time to do the most important thing in Havana: throw out your tour guide and follow your heart Being busy while visiting all recommended attractions, we often forget to have a […]

Plaza de la Revólucion, Che

Vedado

How do we start writing about Vedado? Well, it was a borough of Havana we liked the least (in comparison to the two others we stayed in for longer: La Habana Vieja and Centro Habana). In Vedado all old-Cuban-style glamour and charm is somehow lost under the concrete. Streets are overcrowded, busses and cars too […]

La Bodeguita del Medio

In the Footsteps of Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway is an iconic writer, known by almost everyone 😉 and worshiped by all that can read. A novelist, a journalist, a short story writer and a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. I know Hemingway from the elementary school, as The Old Man and the Sea was one of the obligatory […]

Necrópolis de Cristóbal Colón, Havana

Between life and death

In the last two days we visited in Havana all sites that most of the tourists usually do. We took you for a few walks in Centro Habana and La Habana Vieja. We saw El Capitolio, the Malecón, and Paseo de Prado. We walked through the most famous touristic Calles. We admired pampered squares in […]

Old Cuban car in Havana Vieja

La Habana Vieja: walking tour

Day 2 Time to start day 2 in Havana and discover La Habana Vieja. La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a major tourist attraction in Havana, and one of the most beautiful places in the capital of Cuba (though if anyone would ask us to pick the most beautiful place, […]

Centro Habana

Centro Habana walking tours

Day 1 We wake up at 4:20, after notoriously waking up all night. And now it is 6 am. The sun is rising and roosters are crowing. Yes, yes, we are in the middle of old Havana and roosters are crowing in the morning… If you have just arrived to Cuba from Europe, you probably […]

Capitolio, Havana

Havana in black and white

Havana’s nostalgia toast To Havana – the most photogenic city in the world, where every street corner is a postcard: To Havana, To its cars – living memories of the past; To its glamour hidden in the paint scratches To its people To its dust To its colors And to its blacks and whites…   […]

things to do in Havana

Things to do in Havana

What to do in Havana in 6 days. A list of the major tourist attractions. During our trip through Cuba we were in the capital three times. Havana is where most of the tourists land and pass while travelling through the country. Havana is a hello and good bye Cuba spot. Before I visited Havana, […]

Casas Particulares in Havana, Cuba

Casas Particulares in Havana

If you are staying in Havana during your trip to Cuba, there is absolutely no reason to book a hotel. There are many other definitely more interesting options of accommodation, that offer you not only a cozy room but as well a home like atmosphere and an opportunity to see how real Cubans are living. […]

Centro Habana Cuba

Welcome to Cuba! A slap in the face!

We land in Havana at 8pm. Checking our documents goes really quickly, as here people with a kid are picked by the officials from the crowd and taken to the front. No pushing, no big deal, it’s simply reasonable and human: you have a baby, you go first. People say that coming to Cuba is […]

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