I’ve had my eye on Cuba since the US loosened the regulations on travel and jumped at the chance to experience it (before the borders are eventually fully open to Americans).
I had pretty high expectations going in and I was a little worried I was setting myself up to be underwhelmed but HOW wrong I was. I could go on and on and on about this country and its beauty – both the people and the place – but I will try to capture at least a fraction of it here over the next few days.
We hopped from Mexico City to Havana, the capital of Cuba and the largest city in the country. We’ve all seen photos of old town Havana – the picturesque buildings with candy colored 1940’s and 50’s cars lining the streets – but it’s not just the touristy epicenter that looks like that. The
whole city whole country is decked out in pastels and every. single. person. drives those awesome old cars. It is truly frozen in time.
Among other (less) important things, Havana is the birthplace of the mojito AND the piña colada so we spent a good chunk of our time trying every cafe and restaurant in pursuit of the best one.
When we weren’t slurping down frosty beverages, we explored old town, sipped on beers and rum with the locals on the sea wall, followed our waiter to a Cuban nightclub and danced it out until 4am, went to a jazz show, watched the sunset from a rooftop overlooking the city, ate AMAZING seafood on the marina, and spent a day at the world famous Hotel Nacional.
^ Santa, putting in this request ahead of time since I know shipping in/out of Cuba can be tough. Thanks!!
^ Hemingway’s fav hangout.
^ Crab claws the size of your face.
Don’t forget to pop by tomorrow for our snaps from Viñales (aka Avatar land and our favorite stop in Cuba).