Last June my Sister, Mum and I went on a holiday to Cuba! First stop was Havana for a few days. It turned out to be one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been! It was so colourful, and with such interesting and nice people. A truly beautiful city, I’d definitely recommend you visit, and I hope to go back there.
Here’s a small selection of photos I took from the days we were in Havana. I took around 2,000 over the whole two weeks holiday, and will be putting a selection of them up in a few blog posts similar to this.
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Day 1 –
We arrived early evening after a ten hour flight and had dinner on our hotel rooftop restaurant next to the pool. Cuban food is very basic (meat and rice etc) but it’s always beautifully cooked, and tasty. Here’s a couple images of the views as the sun set, the views from the roof and the pool. It was a quiet evening as we were all quite jet lagged.
Day 2 –
Today was our first full day in Havana. Went on an open top car tour of the city in the morning,, which was great (as really cheap thanks to the exchange rate, definitely recommended). My sister speaks Spanish so she translated what the driver was saying, although a lot of them can speak English. They recommend you get one called from your hotel reception, as they are safer and less likely to rip you off! All the cars here are beautiful, something I don’t normally notice about cities.
We then went to a Havana Cigar factory/work house, but sadly you can’t take photos as it’s an actual work place. The rest of the day we sat by the pool and just relaxed.
Day 3 –
We went to the large indoor market today, it was very hot, but we bought a fresh coconut to share as we walked around. After that we went for a walk around the older part of Havana. We saw some very interesting people, who are all so friendly! Most of the people are there for their photo to be taken, but they are big on tips (little money to us, is a lot to them).
It’s a wonderful place to take photos, around each corner there is going on! A celebration, an interesting car or street, wonderful people, it’s so bustling with life!
Day 4 –
Our last day in Havana. We did more sightseeing around different parts, and got a horse and carriage ride! I was sad to leave Havana as it was so beautiful and interesting, I would love to go back again and experience more, hopefully I will.
Later that day we left to go to Varadero, where I’ll do another blog post on soon, so keep an eye out!
I’ve also got another daily photography blog, and covered these few days and the rest of my holidays if you’re interested! They start here!