Tag Archives: Havana
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 […]
As ever when I travel out of Europe I like to take shots of exotic flowers & trees. Cuba was no different. I do not have a clue what these flowers or the majority of the trees are (please let me know if you do), but I think they look good so here we go…… […]
Love this photo of Rania & Hamish. Thanks for choosing and sharing it Dave.
On our last day in Havana, Mrs Wilbur, our new friend Guy and myself decided that we would buy Panama hats as a final souvenir of our wonderful trip to Cuba. Mrs Wilbur spotted a nice looking hat shop in the Old Town, so in we popped. The shop owner called Paco was a very good […]
There are always winners and losers in any struggle for power. The very different scenes in Havana and Miami at the news of Fidel’s death in November are perfect testament to this – an outpouring of grief and gratitude in Cuba, unbridled joy in Florida. I have read many accounts of the revolution and the […]