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Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana June 25th 2007

last stop Cuba Paul Michael James Drea Well my flight with Cubana got cancelled but i didnt find out til clo had already checked in for her earlier Mexicana flight, god knows what i would have done if i had turned up the normal 2 hours before departure. Since the flight cubana had put me on was hers leaving 3 hours earlier. anyway it was kinda a stroke of luck and meant we both got to havana at the same time. Strange place, it has the cars, some great buildings, pretty decent people.not a lot in the way of shops,obviously. it had some really run down bits and some very very skinny cats and dogs. the sight of one black cat in particular and a kitten that seemed to be abandoned will haunt me forever. ... read more
Habana Colourful Character
Barcadi Bar  - Cuba Libre time!

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » Varadero June 25th 2007

Well, after the noise and heat of Havana and the endless bus journey,(it was only two hours but felt longer), we couldnt believe it when we got to the Blau it was really quiet,everyone was on the beach or in the pool. i guess the place lacked atmosphere but then the fact it wasn't noisy was great. We lounged on the beach,swam in the sea, lounged by the pool and swam in the pool, that was pretty much it for a week!(other than the dolphin thing). The sea was amazing,very warm, blue and clear, the bottom was sandy and it was very shallow. Other than the little island off Thailand and Cancun probably the best i have seen on my travels.(The South Pacific is gorgeous but full of coral which is great to look at ... read more
Scuba Girl
The Blau Varadero Hotel
Varadero Beach

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste June 22nd 2007

Cuba Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Cuba By MickB June 22nd 2007.... read more
University of Havana
Capitalio Building

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana June 18th 2007

Vibrant Cuba Central America Caribbean » Cuba » La Habana By cheryl_r June 18th 2007 Cheryl21st August 2006 - 27th August 2006 It's been a long time since I have updated my travel friends know why...but it's now time to get back online and get some updates onto my blog! Cuba...was truely amazing, such a vibrant happening city.....check out my photos.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana May 6th 2007

Tssssss!! Mango! Belinda! Etter en tur rundt Cuba både med buss og bil er vi nå tilbake til byen vi startet i - Havana. Heldigvis hadde vi en del dager på oss her, og det trengte vi. Her er noe gjorde i Havana de neste dagene: *Allerede dagen vi ankom byen dro vi for å se Capitolio, som vi kan se fra rommet vårt. Det er en kopi av the US Capitol building i Washington DC, men rikere på detaljer. Til 1959 var den cubanske kongressen der, men ikke nå lengre. Inne i Capitolio så vi den 17 meter høye bronsestatuen (som blir regnet som den tredje største i verden) og en 24 karats diamant. *Til Museo de la Revolucion dro vi dagen etter. Det ligger i den gamle delen av Havana. Før var museumet presidentens ... read more


Trioen paa tur :p Tidlig neste morgen var vi altså på veiene igjen fra Santiago de Cuba, mot Baracoa. Michael hadde leid seg bil og vi var så heldige å få sitte på. Vilde sovnet (selvfølgelig!) ganske tidlig i baksetet og gikk derfor glipp av alle stoppene som Michael og Kine hadde. Ved veiene står det nemlig masse folk som selger diverse mat og frukt, og siden det er sånn at det kjører forbi ca 2 biler i timen er de veldig ivrige etter å selge oss mat når vi først stopper. Vi hadde fått vekslet til oss litt av den lokale valutaen og fikk dermed alt veldig billig. Smakte på masse spennde frukt og småretter :) På vei til Baracoa kjørte vi gjennom Guantanamo, men så ingen ting til den kjente amerikanske militærbasen. Vel ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana May 4th 2007

Cuba Vi ankom Cuba den 13 april. Vi tok en taxi inn til Havana sammen med Inger og Svein (fra hostellet i Costa Rica) og to norske gutter. Inger og Svein har vært flere ganger på Cuba, så de kjenner en del folk her. Dermed skaffet de alle overnatting. På Cuba er det ikke så mange hoteller, og de som er der er veldig dyre. Det er bedre, og billigere å bo hjemme hos folk! Det kalles Casa Particulares!! Vi bor hos den koselige damen Aurora, med konge utsikt til Capitolet i Havana! Her skal vi også bo når vi kommer tilbake! Vi har også fått adresser til folk vi kan bo hos andre steder på Cuba:) Kjempe flott!!!:):) Det ble bare en natt i Havana nå, siden vi har planer om å avslutte med noen ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba April 27th 2007

Cuba is a very difficult place to describe; you really need to go there to see it for yourself. Most of the buildings are old and in urgent need of maintenance but there are some renovated ones that seem to be quite presentable, the works are financed mainly by grants from UNESCO but they do raise some of their own from use of things like renovated hotels and restaurants. The people in Cuba seem to be quite content with their lot but most of them do not know of anything else. General health seems to be quite good; we noticed very few overweight people and were reminded of those on wartime rationing diets in UK. In some ways, the USA sanctions have been good for the population. They do not have MacDonald’s, Starbucks, Junk food, chewing ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana April 17th 2007

Hola! Well I have survived Cuba as well. I have just had 10 days in Cuba, and as you would expect I hooked in to the Cuba Libres everyday. I have decided that I may be a rum drinker after all. It was good training for the next 2 weeks. I was on a tour with about 10 60 plus year olds. Entertaining but not as much fun as the last group. No near misses with flights anyway. In the group we had a duck who is a travel writer and used to write for Gourmet traveller. I liked her the most!! Cuba was amazing and most of the time I thought I was in a movie from the 50´s. Everyone talks about the old cars in Havana, I thought I would see a couple but ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana April 12th 2007

After the rest and relaxation of Viñales, we returned to the livelier and more chaotic buzz of Havana. Returning by taxi with an Italian/Israeli couple was pleasant and we were delivered right to a decent, and cheap casa particular on the Malecon, Havana´s seawall. However, after one night in this only slightly dirty place, Laurence decided that it would be best if we searched for other accomadations. After a lengthy morning of visiting one casa after another we finally ended up taxiing to the first place where we had stayed in Havana upon our arrival nearly a month before. Unfortunately due to a miscommunication, our reservation was cancelled and filled by someone else leaving us high and dry. Nevertheless, by mid-afternoon we had found a nice casa in Havana vieja which was to everyone´s liking... ... read more
Plaza de la Revolcion
Che mural, at far corner of the Plaza de la Revolucion
Revolution sure is cute!

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