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 […]
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 […]
It is that time of year to reflect on travels undertaken this year and to look forward to what the new year will bring. All in all 2017 was very good travel wise. It started with a bang in January when I visited Cuba with Mrs Wilbur and regular travel buddy Hamish to celebrate Mrs […]
Having visited the three main districts of Havana, it was time to cross the water to Casablanca. Not the iconic Moroccan city but the settlement on the small island across Havana bay, home to the city’s former fortifications and Cuba’s Estatua de Cristo. We walked through the old town, past the cruise ships (they are […]
Having embarked on a wonderful tour of Cuba taking in Santiago, Baracoa, Trinidad, Bayamo, Camaguey, Cienfuegos and Santa Clara, we returned where it all began in Cuba’s mesmeric capital. We were staying in a Casa Particulare in Old Town Havana. Casas were the staple accommodation of our trip, a cross between a State sponsored Airbnb […]
The whole of Cuba is home to some wonderful characters. From those that have witnessed pre-revolutionary hardships to the youngsters who have known nothing but the relative security of Fidel’s education, healthcare & welfare systems. Havana Old Town is home to more than most…….
From the moment we received an unexpected mojito welcome at the ace Casavana, our time in Havana had been brilliant. Would day two keep up the enjoyment? You bet. First port of call was the iconic Hotel Nacional, where we would be staying that evening as the first part of out organised tour with G […]