Category Cuba

Old Havana, Cuba

Old Havana is sandwiched between the iconic Caribbean waterfront promenade known as the Malecon and the district of Vedado, the hip area containing boutique hotels & trendy restaurants. The Malecon Old Havana is the true grit of the city. This is where several families cram into crumbling old mansions that once housed the the rich […]

Havana, Cuba

Friday Photo – Three Generations, Old Havana, Cuba

I took this snap in the Old Havana District of Cuba’s capital. This is the real Havana where people live crammed into ancient buildings, many of which are in bad disrepair. The overwhelming impression however is that people are happy with their lot and just get on with living their lives as socially as possible.

The Malecon, Havana, Cuba

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – H is for Havana

Havana is in my top five favorite cities ever visited. I went in January 2017 for four days with Mrs Wilbur and my regular travel buddy Hamish. Here is why I loved it so much. Havana, Cuba – Population 2.2 Million Havana is like all the best Spanish cities moulded into one – the edgy […]

Old Town, Havana, Cuba

Wordless Wednesday – Fruit Stall, Havana, Cuba

Camaguey, Cuba

Monday Morning Blues – Camaguey, Cuba

I took this photo in January 2017. Notice the pelican stood on the jetty.

Monday Morning Blues – Cuban Tree

I took this photo in January 2017 whilst on a bus trip from Santiago to Baracoa. Any ideas what tree it is?

Old Havana, Cuba

Monday Morning Blues – Old Havana, Cuba

This week’s ‘blue’ photo comes from my January 2017 visit to Cuba. It was a wonderful trip taking in many cities, but Havana was undoubtedly my favourite. Old Havana is a poor district full of colourful characters going about their daily business and was a fabulous maze of streets that were perfect for just meandering […]

Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Wilbur’s Travels – My 7 Travel Wonders Of The Past Decade

Travel is a great defining constant in my life and as I reflect on the last ten years of travels, I am extremely grateful that I am able to indulge in my passion on a regular basis. I have visited 22 new countries in the decade and revisited many more old favourites. I found it […]

Dancers at the Santiago de Cuba Carnival Museum

Wordless Wednesday – Cuban Dancers

The Malecon, Havana, Cuba

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #2 – Havana

Havana – Population 2.2 Million Havana is like all the best Spanish cities moulded into one – the edgy old town of Cadiz, the oceanside promenade and Art Deco of Barcelona, the majestic buildings of Madrid, the music & dance of Seville, the cuisine of Valencia, the bars of Bilbao, the fortifications of Malaga, the […]