Beautiful Havana; 4 days of Music, Food and many many Mojitos 馃嵏馃嚚馃嚭

I decided to strike off one of the items from my bucket list for my big 3-0 (shhhh don’t tell anyone my age!) I have always dreamt of driving around the colourful streets of Havana (Cuba), in a 1950s American Classic car like a Hollywood Queen Bee 馃懜馃徎 馃悵 . And so I did! I am an advocate of ‘If you dream it, do it’!

The beautiful city of Havana, is postcard perfect. Like time, just stopped still, in 1950s Cuba, while the rest of the world carried on.

Cuba was once a thriving and vibrant country, visited by wealthy Americans in the 1920s as a party centre. The relationship between USA and Cuba was strained due Cuba’s communist nature and during the 1950s America placed a commercial, economic and financial embargo on this country. This included a restriction on Americans travelling to Cuba.

I decided to visit this gorgeous country (with my partner in crime), shortly before President Obama’s started easing the restrictions on Cuba, so that I could experience this place, before it got commercialised. When my holiday ended, and I came back home, I felt I left a little piece of my heart behind. 馃槮

Our Accommodation 馃彔

We stayed right in the heart of it all. I love walking around and needed to be close to the bustling streets of Old Havana. Why not have a look at at one of my affiliates, Bookings.com for a hotel in Havana (if you are planning to travel there any time soon)? I only recommend booking sites that I personally use. We picked The Plaza Hotel – Amazing location, brilliant breakfast terrace views (with a delicious cheese and omelette station), however a very basic (but clean) room. The hotel, being built in 1895, has a traditional rustic feel , and was very comfortable.

Plaza Hotel in Havana Cuba
Plaza Hotel in Havana Cuba

 

Views from my room at the Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba
Views from my room at the Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba

 

Views from the Breakfast Terrace at the Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba
Views from the Breakfast Terrace at the Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba

 

Views from the Breakfast Terrace at the Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba
Views from the Breakfast Terrace at the Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba

 

Beautiful Sunset views from the Breakfast Terrace at the Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba
Beautiful Sunset views from the Terrace at the Plaza Hotel in Havana, Cuba

the cars!!!馃殫

Just look at these bad boys (cars), lost in time!
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Classic Cars in Havana Cuba
Classic Cars in Havana Cuba

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ings to see:

He was so proud of being featured on the front page of Traveler Magazine. Check out his massive Cuban cigar!!!
He was so proud of being featured on the front page of Traveler Magazine. Check out his massive Cuban cigar!!!

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The streets of Obispo in Havana, Cuba are buzzing and full of life! I miss this place! The streets of Obispo in Havana, Cuba are buzzing and full of life! I miss this place![/caption]

Colon Cemetery in Havana Cuba, with it's Spanish influence Colon Cemetery in Havana Cuba, with it’s Spanish influence[/caption]

Gorgeous Morro Castle in Havana Cuba Gorgeous Morro Castle in Havana Cuba[/caption]

Check out the wonderful views of the Christ of Havana, Cuba Check out the wonderful views of the Christ of Havana, Cuba[/caption]

Plaza de la Revoluci贸n (Revolution Square) Havana, Cuba Plaza de la Revoluci贸n (Revolution Square) Havana, Cuba[/caption]

Plaza de la Revoluci贸n (Revolution Square) Havana, Cuba Plaza de la Revoluci贸n (Revolution Square) Havana, Cuba

It’s always cocktail o’ clock !馃嵐

Outside La Bodeguita del Medio, my favourite Mojito Bar in Havana, Cuba (Also Ernest Hemingway s favourite place too!)
Outside La Bodeguita del Medio, my favourite Mojito Bar in Havana, Cuba (Also Ernest Hemingway s favourite place too!)

Delicious (and alcoholic) Mojitas at La Bodeguita del Medio, my favourite Mojito Bar in Havana, Cuba (Also Ernest Hemingway s favourite place too!)

Next time you are at La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana, Cuba, try locating Priya (Piyu) :) Next time you are at La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana, Cuba, try locating Priya (Piyu) :)

The best Pinacolada I've ever had (Havana, Cuba) The best Pinacolada I’ve ever had (Havana, Cuba)

yum yum, in my tum (mostly)

I can't (for the life of me) remember the name of this boat shaped restaurant on the seas of Havana. But I do know they make the best Paella in town. Much of the food in Cuba is rather bland and boring, but this was the only place with some tasty treats.
I can’t (for the life of me) remember the name of this boat shaped restaurant on the seas of Havana. But I do know they make the best Paella in town. Much of the food in Cuba is rather bland and boring, but this was the only place with some tasty treats.

I can’t (for the life of me) remember the name of this boat shaped restaurant on the seas of Havana. But I do know they make the best Paella in town. Much of the food in Cuba is rather bland and boring, but this was the only place with some tasty treats.

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  1. Adore these pictures as a massive fan of what Fidel, Raul and Che achieved, not to mention the old Master (Hemingway). Really well constructed write up too. But, since I started following you my feet are begging to ‘itch’ 馃榾馃榾

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