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Havana – Cuba’s Bustling Capital

Vintage cars and amazing live music

I heard mixed and rather polarised opinions about Cuban capital. They were ranging from “you’re going to love it” to “don’t spend too much time there – it’s awful”! Slightly confusing to say the least, it made me want to see Havana even more. Especially that it was the last stop of the Cuban trip with my friend Zofia.

Vedado

Vedado

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Cienfuegos – French elegance meets Caribbean spirit

Scorching heat and stunning architecture. These would be my two main memories from Cienfuegos if someone asked me today about visiting this port town. Known as the Pearl of the South, Cienfuegos featured on my travel itinerary from day one. It’s located on the Caribbean coast of south central Cuba. It was a perfect stop for my friend Zofia and I on the way to Havana from Trinidad.

Parque Jose Marti

Parque Jose Marti

The city dates back to 1819. Although located in Spanish territory, it was a home to many settlers from Bordeaux and French colonies such as Louisiana. That French style and elegance are definitely visible until today. Continue Reading

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Varadero – Away from the resorts

There were few twists and turns that really kept me on the edge before visiting Varadero and Cuba. At some point I thought that I might not go at all. My flights were cancelled (thanks AirBerlin!) and the Hurricane Irma was leaving a trail of devastation across the Caribbean. Except drafting a rough itinerary, asking few friends for recommendations I have not done much planning ahead of my trip. That’s very unlike me! This time round I was not going on my own and I could speak the local language. Somehow I trusted that everything will be fine in the end without spending much time on preparation.

Old cars in Varadero

Old cars in Varadero

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