Cuba Part 1

 

 

7 days in Cuba, my dream had finally came true. Always dreamt of going to Cuba under the regime of Fidel Castro. We were there in 2008 so it is 3 years ago, but I remember it lilke it was yesterday. Cuba is known for its 50s style, with the buildings and the cars, and you don't really get the feeling that we are living in the year 20th centry when you are there. First thing I notised this on was in the airport, they actually use tractors to push and towe the aircrafts, can't see it that well from the picture but I thought that was hillarious. We just landed 50 years back in time.)

 

 

 

 

One week in Cuba, is that enough? For me, no, I would have loved to stay there much longer and drive all around the country. Since we only had one week, we wanted to get most out of  it, we wanted Havana and we wanted the beach, so we decided to book a hotel in Santa Maria del Mar, only 15 minutes outside Havana city centre. We thought we had a great plan going on there, but no way, that was not a very good idea. First of all, the hotel we stayed at was not very good at all. The rooms was not nice, the food was horrible and nothing much going on there at all.

 

 

 

 

 

Not exactly a five star room! The pool area and the beach area was a lot nicer though, and we didn't have any plans spending our days inside the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We thought it would not be a problem at all getting a taxi into Havana at night time, and it wasn't, it just that the drivers tried to trick you all the time. They "pretended" to be your best friend and wanted to take you everywhere and then to charge you shit loads of money for doing it. You really get fed up having to talk youre way out of all the "friendlyness". Don't get me wrong here, Cuban people are so, so nice, and they just want to make a living, but it really get on your nerves to discuss this every night and day, trying to be polite and say no thank you, taxi drivers do not take no for an answer.  So one night we did go with one of the local taxi drivers so he could show us around. He was going to take us to a traditional Cuban restaurant where only local people go and I really wanted that. The restaurant was really good, but there is no way we would have found it without any help from the taxi driver. It was located on the second floor of a residence building and from the outside it just looked like any other balcony.

 

 

 

So the first night we went to that restaurant and just drove around the city to see a little bit and try to get to know the capital.

 

 

 

On the images below you will see El Capitolio or Capitolio Nacional as it is also called. Probably one of Havanas most famous buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capitolio Nacional. This was the seat of the government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Today it is the Cuban Academy of Sciences and inside you can find the world's third largest indoor statue ( La Estatua de la Repùblica).

 

 

 

The second night in Santa Maria del Mar we were a little bit fed up with the place already, so we went into Havana early that afternoon. There was one thing  we really had to do in Cuba, sigar bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can not go to Cuba without having a sigar. This was during Liams smoking days so he liked it very much. From the picture I look very skeptic, but I did like it, it was just that the sigar was so god dam big:) The atmosphere in that bar/restaurant was so Cuban, well, in my eyes it really was, maybe it had to do with all the sigars and the pictures on the wall!

 

 

 

 

 

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born on the 14. of June in 1928 in Rosario in Argentina. He was Marxist revolutionary and a Cuban guerrilla leader, he also is a major figure in the Cuban Revolution. When he lived in Mexico City, he met Raùl and Fidel Castro and he joined their 26th of July Movement. It was when he then arrived in Cuba he was promoted to second-in-command and he played a major role in the victorios two-year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime. On the 9th of October 1967 he was executed by Mario Teràn, a Bloivian officer in co-operation with the CIA.  

 

 

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5 kommentarer

Caroline Solli

21.02.2014 kl.10:20

Heldig du er som har vært i Cuba!

Mstraveltipsy

21.02.2014 kl.10:47

ja det må jeg innrømme at jeg er selv også. Det er noen år siden nå så jeg kunne tenke meg å reise tilbake en gang snart. Caroline Solli:

Linda

21.02.2014 kl.10:59

Så herlig!

Alexa

21.02.2014 kl.12:02

Så utrolig herlig! Og liker at du skriver detaljert om hele reisen, er så mye morsommere å lese da

Mstraveltipsy

21.02.2014 kl.12:11

Takk, det var koselig sagt :) Alexa:

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