Real Life in: Cuba – Part 1

My heart! Cuba is literally EVERYTHING. I’ve wanted to go ever since I was about 12 years old watching Vanessa Williams slay the salsa and about every other dance in the movie Dance With Me. Thinking about it, that may have been where my obsession with salsa and ballroom dancing started but I digress.

Another thing that makes this trip so special to me was that it was my first holiday with my bf Leo 🙂

Two weeks in Havana was everything I dreamed of (well except the food on occasion tbh, but we managed to find a few lovely places)

We made sure to get a quick tour of the city by a guide in a classic car – living the dream ey? It was really great to see some of the major landmarks as well as some gorgeous greenery, and of course who wouldn’t want to drive around in a hot pink convertible? Again, childhood dream – tick.

We started the tour outside the hotel Habana Libre, which was our regular stop for most meals. We were staying in a “Casa Particulares” which is basically a private house that you can rent as a tourist) but of course had no plans to cook for ourselves so tried to find nice places to eat everyday.

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Of course we had to stop at the “Plaza de la Revolucion” alongside many other tourists to take pictures and marvel at the collection of classic cars we were each touring in 😀 You could also see the Jose Marti monument from here.dsc_0812dsc_0814dsc_0827

Leo was absolutely loving posing in the car, he was about half a second from driving off in it…if he could only figure out how to work it!dsc_0847-2dsc_0837dsc_0818

We stopped in this gorgeous wooded area for a while. I have no idea where we were but it was absolutely breathtaking.  All the greenery was so lush out there.

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We then moved on to Old Havana… dsc_0917-2dsc_0985dsc_7556

These ladies were so colourfully dressed, we had no idea what they were there for. They insisted on giving the men a kiss on the cheek, and naturally we had to take photos 🙂 All fun and games till they turned around and demanded money from us. I guess their business is a makeshift kissing booth?? *Kanye shrug* dsc_0932-2

The “Plaza de la Catedral” was just stunning! Such an imposing building, and against the backdrop of such a clear sky…wowdsc_0940

Wandered around for a bit…dsc_0951

Camera ever-ready for the next shotdsc_7497dsc_0927-2dsc_0924-2Well that’s all for now, but there’s lots more to come. I’ll post some more pictures of the other places we visited, including our beach trip to Varadero

Chat soon! xx

Lou

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12 thoughts on “Real Life in: Cuba – Part 1

    1. It was definitely one of my longer trips, and was great because we could really relax and take our time to explore the city. Normally I’m a 4/5 day holiday kind of girl 😁 But 4 days would definitely be enough to see the city – no trip is too short!

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