La Habana

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...

Cuba: Day 4 (Part 1)

November 4, 2010
Having still not properly seen La Habana yet, we chose to spend the day walking around the city.  However, before we set out, we had one last stroll around the grand Nacional.  Unfortunately, Kristin and I had to leave it for our new casa (Sergio and Miriam’s place was booked...

Cuba: Day 3 (Part 2)

November 2, 2010
We decided the plan for the evening would include: mojitos at one of the Nacional’s bars, dinner at the nicest restaurant in town, and then dancing at a salsa club. We left Marc to get freshened up and to check our e-mail.  In case you want to get online while...