A Snapshot of Havana, Cuba

From Cienfuegos we had a chartered bus drive a group of 12 of us from our ship to Havana for a three-day, two-night exploration of the historic capital of Cuba. In retrospect, almost all of us had the same recollection of our time there – a city full of great spirit — with the locals’ joi de vie very evident – and a city that is a living museum, as the city appears to be literally frozen in time (January 1, 1959 – the end of the Cuban Revolution). This blog is a highlight tour of the major elements of our experience in Havana: COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE, ERNEST “PAPA” HEMINGWAY, REVOLUTION, CLASSIC CARS, RUM, CIGARS, MUSIC, ART, DANCE, and FOOD.

COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE (Gran Teatro de La Habana “Alicia Alonso” – the ornate Great Theatre of Havana, built in 1838, whose main hall is now home to the Cuban National Ballet)


REVOLUTION (Fidel Castro)



A rum tasting and CIGARS (Monte Cristo, made locally)



DANCE (Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba)

FOOD (dining at Paladar San Cristobal)

CUBAN license plate on a 1950s Chevrolet in Havana, Cuba

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