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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...

Cuba: Day 4 (Part 4)

November 14, 2010
We decided the plan for the evening would include: strawberry daiquiris at Hotel Inglattera, dinner at La Floridita, and salsa dancing at La Casa de la Musica Centro Habana. First, we met Marc at the Inglattera, which is another one of the finest hotel's in Cuba.  It is located near Parque...

Cuba: Day 4 (Part 3)

November 10, 2010
That misadventure I alluded to?  Well, it definitely was not my finest travel moment.  You see, we got scammed, and as much I would like to not admit it, it was totally my fault.  I am obsessed with the musical group Buena Vista Social Club and when two Cuban ladies approached...

Cuba: Day 4 (Part 2)

November 7, 2010
My recommendation for your first day exploring La Habana is to get rid of the map, forget any advice anyone has given you, and get lost.  You do not have to worry about wandering into any unsafe neighborhoods or truly getting lost, as it is a safe city and so...