• Plaza Vieja
  • Plaza de Armas full of book and flea markets
  • Castillo de los Tres Reyes
  • School class at Plaza Vieja
  • Balconies of Habana Vieja
  • Sweet corn snacks
  • Street pizza
  • Coffee roastery
  • Café in Habana Vieja
  • Steet food
  • Catedal de Habana
  • Mercado

Carro & Mia in La Habana, Cuba

Havana

Both Carro and I had the dream to go to Cuba, and being in Cancún we realised we were only one and a half hour away. We decided to go two days before the flight, and we will never regret it.

We stayed in Habana Vieja, Old Havana, a Unesco heritage area with beautiful colonial buildings, some restored and some falling apart. We had the luck to be able to stay with a cuban family in a so called Casa Particular, in a small room in a colonial house with a view over Habana Vieja, a patio and a grand common area.

Havana is a really busy city, lots of tourists and locals out socialising on the streets. We walked wherever we were going . Havana was one of the most dificult places I have travelled. The tourist places and the places for locals are very separated, both in prices and culturally. Anyway we managed to make some Cuban friends, dance salsa at clubs and eat street  fastfood (for Cubans).

Some highlights:

Plaza Vieja, cosy plaza with cafes, beautiful houses and lots of life.
Bars in Habana Vieja, most of them have a house band playing really good salsa music while people dance.
Rum museum, some rum tasting at the famous Havana Club and a guided tour on the production and its history.
Museo de la Revolución, everything in spanish but interesting to learn some about the process of the revolution (althought biased).
Eating fastfood like and with the Cubans. A small pizza for 10 peso (3 sek), a spaguetti with tomatosause 15 peso (5 sek) and a tiny sweet cuban cup of coffee 1 peso (0,3 sek).
A small market on Calle Obispo/Obispo street  in Habana Vieja selling hand made jewelry and porcelain.
Catedral de Habana, just beautiful cathedral and cosy plaza.

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