La Habana

Cuba: Day 7 (Part 1)

November 28, 2010
Needing a little break from the capitol, we chose to take an eight hour tour of the city of Las Terrazas, which is located about one hour from La Habana. Las Terrazas is an eco-tourism centered community.  It is situated in an area where a project of sustainable rural economy...

Cuba: Day 6 (Part 2)

November 25, 2010
El Malecon, the seven kilometer oceanside pedestrian walkway, can definitely be seen as the heart of La Habana.  It is a place where minutes easily melt into hours, a place where you can leave all of your worries behind as you watch life pass you by, a place where the...

Cuba: Day 6 (Part 1)

November 22, 2010
What a disappointment Revolution Day was!  We had each bought kick-ass Che shirts to wear in celebration, which we had imagined would be a mass of Cubans out in the streets marching and partying.  Unfortunately, the celebration was in another city far away and due to this, La Habana was...

Cuba: Day 5 (Part 2)

November 20, 2010
On our way to Playa del Este we encountered more propaganda signs.  We each had our eyes glued to the taxi windows in case we should see one, as we were completely enamored! In the parking lot at the beach there were a myriad of cars that just oozed coolness....

Cuba: Day 5 (Part 1)

November 17, 2010
Kristin and I still felt like we had not seen everything we wanted to see in La Habana, so we decided to continue our walk around the city.  This time it was concentrated in Habana Vieja.  We followed the “Habana Vieja Walking Tour” that was recommended in my Cuba Lonely...