Kate from Oz

Cuba

a BEAUTIFUL RUIN

havana and varadero


Hemingway. Cuba. Cigars. Rum. Food. Castro. Beaches.

May 2015, I ventured to Cuba, specifically Havana and Varadero. It was on my Top 10 list, and I was so excited with President Obama making it even easier to make a trip to a little island just 90 miles south of Florida. It is one of the few places that ended up being even more magical than I could imagine. For many years, the communist country wasn't even a possibility due to budget restraints. I thought I was going to have to go with an organized tour group and pay $4000+ just for myself to go for a week. With Obama's relaxing of the travel restrictions, I was able to plan and enjoy an eight day Cuban adventure for less than $2500 for two of us. Below you'll find links that explore highlights of my Cuban trip, including travel logistics with info on visas, health insurance, etc. PARTS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  Mojito prep at Dos Hermanos, Oldest bar in Havana.

Mojito prep at Dos Hermanos, Oldest bar in Havana.


HAVANA CITY GUIDE

A PROPER MEAL

Dona Eutimia.

Nazdarovie.

304 O’Reilly.

Taberna La Muralla.

El Canonazo.

Algabria?

 
  Dona Eutimia

Dona Eutimia


 
  304 O'Reilly

304 O'Reilly

BARS

304 O’Reilly.

Taberna La Muralla.

Dos Hermanos.

La Bodequita del Medio.

El Floridita.

Ambos Mundo Hotel rooftop.

El Bodegon (House of Beer)


  Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

VEDADO

Malecon.

Hotel Nacional de Cuba.

Plaza de la Revolucion.

Monument a Jose Marti.


FOR YOUR SUITCASE

Cigars

Rum

Clandestina

  La Bodequita Del Medio

La Bodequita Del Medio

HEMINGWAY

Finca Vigia Museum.

Ambos Mundo Hotel.

La Bodequita del Medio.

El Floridita.


HABANA VIEJA

Plaza de la Catedral.

  Habana Vieja

Habana Vieja

Plaza de Armas.

Plaza Vieja.

Plaza de San Francisco.

Parque Central.

Parque Humboldt.

Museo del Ron.

Museo Nacional Bellas Artes.

Memorial Granma.

Capital Building.

Clandestina.

Prado.

Obispo Street.


HAVANA BEYOND THE CENTER

La Triada.

El Morro.

Christopher Columbus Cemetary.

La Corona Cigar Factory.

  Montecristo Habana

Montecristo Habana


  Varadero Sunset

Varadero Sunset

VARADERO CITY GUIDE

Rosa’s B&B and breakfast

Varadero beach

Nonna Tina

La Vicaria


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