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Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana February 3rd 2014

Its been a fascinating experience, and as some if you may know we have not had access to WiFi until we returned to Havana for the third time at the end of our tour..local Cubans have the Intranet, most have no access to the wider world. Our group was small but perfectly formed , All very interesting, widely travelled with views to match!! I was the only singleton so to speak and all made me feel very comfortable so thank you guys for your support and enclusion. The tour was packed with a variety of different places to visit food to taste people to meet and snipits of knowledge was passed on to us by our fab guide Ellie who turned out to be an accomplished musician ,writer, band leader as well as her guiding skills ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana February 2nd 2014

Viimeinen täysi päivä Havannassa. Ideana oli käydä ostamassa matkamuistoja vanhankaupungin rannasta, jossa oli myynnissä kaikenlaista.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana February 1st 2014

Tällä kertaa keskityin vanhaankaupunkiin. Kävin myös parissa museossa, joista jälkimmäinen oli vallankumouksen museo.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana January 31st 2014

Otin 4 euroa maksavan kiertoajelun, joka meni vanhasta Havannasta länteen aina Miramariin asti. Poikkesin sitten Vedadossa tutulla pelaamassa shakkia. Paluumatka sieltä tultiin vanhan amerikanauton kyydissä. Sen nimenä on almendron (iso manteli) ja hinta 0,4 euroa/matkustaja. Kyseessä on eräänlainen reittitaksi.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana January 30th 2014

Palasin bussilla Havannaan. Aamulla kuvasin vielä Cienfuegosin paikallisliikennettä. Havannassa kerkesin tehdä lenkin vanhaankaupunkiin.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana January 25th 2014

Tänään keskityttiin vanhaankaupunkiin ja ajettiin vielä mopotaksilla vallankumouksen aukiolle.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana January 24th 2014

Majapaikkani oli siis rähjäisessä Keski-Havannassa. Kun en saanut unta, kävin aamuvarhaisella vanhassakaupungissa. Päivällä oli sitten vuorossa tutustuminen Vedadoon, joka on uudempi kaupunginosa Keski-Havannan länsipuolella.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana January 23rd 2014

Saavuttiin sitten vuorokauden myöhässä Varaderon kentälle. Meitä suomalaisia omatoimimatkaajia oli menossa Havannaan kahdeksan. Otettiin kaksi taksia. Taksi maksoi 90 pesoa eli noin 68 euroa.... read more

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana November 13th 2013

The final stop on the Latin American leg of my travels was Cuba, and to help me finish this chapter and start the next my sister was able to fly out and meet me for a 2 and a half week holiday! How fantastic! A personal recommendation had allowed me to book a “Casa Particular” in advance. This huge network of Cuban families who rent out extra rooms in their houses is certainly the cheapest and most atmospheric way to travel through the country, and looking back on the trip I can certainly say that the casas were fantastic – each one being of a very high standard and always having their own quirks – both positive and negative!! Our introduction to Cuba was the capital Havana, resplendent in a kind of faded glory, where some ... read more
Havana Bay looking out towards the lighthouse on the headland
Che Guevara - his image is on the side of the Ministry of the Interior
A Coco Taxi

Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Oeste » La Habana September 2nd 2013

Walking around the streets of Old Havana, it feels like the city has not changed in a long time. The majority of the wonderfully architectured buildings have not seen a coat of paint, let alone any maintenance in decades, whilst the potholed streets have piles of rubble and debris that has fallen from above, and the sound of salsa bands and old men playing domino's echoes from within the hollow buildings. If the street is large enough, then an American Yank Tank from the 50's will roar past full of big Cuban men with their arms firmly planted on the open windows, trying to let in any cool air from the oppressive heat. If it is a small street then expect to see a motorbike with sidecar splutter past, or a bicycle tuk tuk painted in ... read more
Street Art - Havana Centro
Lane way in Old Havana
View over Havana

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