Havana Part 1 Round Up

Maggie and I visit Havana three times on this trip and I’m going to wrap up the first part in this post. I have a lot of photos I haven’t yet shared from this amazing city. I’ll start off with our casa paticulare. It’s so warm and inviting, with magnificent views of Havana and the water….

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European Vibes in Havana Vieja

The plan for today is to take the Havana Bus Tour around Havana Vieja (Old Havana), see what we see, then maybe do some exploring on foot. Lonely Planet has a nice looking walking tour of the main sites that I’d like to check out. But on the whole, I just want to wander with…

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A Bus Tour of Havana

You would think with how tired I was after arriving in Cuba, I’d have passed out right away. But this is definitely not the case. Havana is an extremely noisy city – dogs barking, roosters crowing, horns honking and people shouting all night long. Even 20 stories up, these noises carry, keeping me awake. Closing…

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Walking Along the Malecón

Have I mentioned yet how excited I am to be heading to Cuba? It’s only been on my bucket list for ages. AGES. And let me tell you, it does not disappoint. In fact, it exceeds my expectations. I know, I talk a big game. But I’ll get to that in good time. I fly…

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My Favorite Cuba Photos

Cuba is such a photogenic country, I swear it’s impossible to take a bad photo. It was almost as impossible to put my camera down. I took over 2,200 photos on my recent 10-day trip and I can’t wait to share more of them in my upcoming posts. But for today, I’ve narrowed it down to 88 of…

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How/Why – Cuba

Ah Cuba, the forbidden fruit of the Caribbean. So many questions. So many things unknown. I went into this trip, it felt, with only one eye open. Off limits to American’s for roughly 55 years, travel to the Caribbean nation has now resumed in full force. While it’s still not technically legal for American’s to travel…

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Hola Cuba!

You guys. It’s happening. I’ve been hinting and blatantly mentioning to everyone who’ll listen, I’m finally on my way to a place I’ve been hoping to go for the last 16 years – Cuba! Words can’t describe how happy, nervous, anxious and excited I am to finally be taking this trip. As most people know,…

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