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  • Trinidad, CubaHostal Margaritas, Trinidad Picture postcard cute, Trinidad is an almost fully intact colonial city of about 30,000. It feels a bit like San Cristobal de Las Casas in Mexico, with hills and cobblestone streets. Of course, that was close Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Aug 14, 2015
  • Havana: Everyone Loves Kittens[center][/center] Travelling by land across Central America, changes in landscape and culture happen relatively gradually - each country feels noticeably different, and even within countr Posted by gadgetex in Juan Direction | Aug 5, 2015
  • CienfuegosLeft Habana yesterday with our amiga from Nicaragua, in a private taxi arranged by our current hosts Zunilda y Raya. Cienfuegos is a laid back place, about three hours or so by car from Habana. It has a wide Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jul 27, 2015
  • Habana ContinuedI spent another 4 days mostly walking my tail off after moving to Maribel's casa in Vedado, a newer section of Habana. This was much closer to Nanette's hotel and also near the Hotel Nacional. The latter is probably Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jul 23, 2015
  • Book 7: Cuba, Southern Italy, GreeceFOR MY FAITHFUL READERS, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME, BUT HERE IS THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF VAGABONDING AT 60. Please note the dates. As per usual I am writing this back in my home in beautiful, at this time Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jul 11, 2015
  • Cuba Dos Gardenias, two gardenias, is a poignant Cuban love song. The haunting lyrics tell of a lover who fears losing his beloved to another. He will know this has h Posted by teethetrav in Tee the Trav | Jun 21, 2015
  • CubaDAY ONE – HAVANA Settling into the magic of Cuba! On Day One i will get your first taste of genuine Cuban hospitality as i move into your Casa Particular (Cuban home stay, or B&B, Cuban style!) in Central Posted by Josip98 in My Dream Trip around the World | Jun 11, 2015
  • To the beach and homeSadly, we board the bus for the final leg of our trip. Truth be told, we would like to have stayed in Havana the next two days with more time to explore the old city and just engage with Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 23, 2015
  • Our last day in HavanaOur last day in Havana began with overcast skies and showers. This turned out to be temporary, and the day ended beautifully. With rain jackets handy we began the day at Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 23, 2015
  • Music,Dance and Farmer's MarketOur Sunday morning began as usual with breakfast at the extensive buffet in the hotel. We remained at the hotel for a presentation by Professor Baez on the development of Cuban music - the history and it's many Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 23, 2015
  • Cuban Fine Arts Museum and MuraleandoAfter walking around all morning, a really nice lunch, and more walking around, the sound of the arts museum elicited groans from a few. As we soon found out, this wasn't going to be like your last art appreciation Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 21, 2015
  • La Habana ViejoBy late morning the skies were clearing as we continued our walk around the squares and side streets of Old Havana. There is restoration happening everywhere. There are no vehicles allowed on the cobblestone streets, pedestrians can meander Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 21, 2015
  • HomecomingAs we were leaving our visit with Kelvin, Carole and Vivian said because we were so close to the address for grandfather's house we would try to at least drive by. We were only about 8 blocks away. Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 20, 2015
  • Labor DayThe morning started a little earlier than hoped. About 4:40 AM the sound of bongos coming from the street awoke us. They would come and go with the addition of claves, singing and other rhythmic sounds. It Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 20, 2015
  • Hotel Nacional de CubaAfter a long and exciting day it is time to check into our hotel. We gather in the bar to receive our instructions for the next morning and here comes another mojito! The dining room and lobby of Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 19, 2015
  • After DinnerAfter dinner we were off to visit our first artist's studio. We were welcomed into the home of Harold Vasquez and Glenda Salazar. Harold and Glenda are both artists working in photography but in very different ways. Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 19, 2015
  • Our first PaladarSince we were running late, instead of a late lunch we were having an early dinner. Our destination, La Fontana, is a lovely privately owned restaurant in the home of Ernesto. The mojito glasses were lined up on Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 19, 2015
  • Our very personal journey beginsOur travel blog requires a little background. Many Americans are travelling to Cuba now to see the old cars and architecture before too many outside influences imprint themselves on the island. My husband comes from a Cuban family, most Posted by cobaltcat in La Habana, Cuba | May 19, 2015
  • Cuba Libre: A Nation in TransitionLesson #1 Cuba is controversial. Travel to Cuba is controversial. At least from an American perspective. O Posted by TulsaTrot in Globetrotting Around the World | May 9, 2015
  • Cienfuegos, Trinidad, VaraderoCienfuegos Next stop is Cienfuegos, further south. We share a taxi with a couple from Quebec, at least we thought it was a taxi, it turns out to be just a guy with a private car who takes us about 1hr Posted by Lifeis4living in 6 months in South and Central America | Apr 17, 2015
  • ViñalesViñales After queueing 2 hours the previous day to get our bus ticket (only one ticket desk open at a time and many tourists), we arrive in Vinales, about 3 hrs west of Habana and home to much of the tobacco Posted by Lifeis4living in 6 months in South and Central America | Mar 30, 2015
  • Last Point on the TourAs I finally get around to posting this entry, more than a month has passed since I basked in the warm weather and blue skies of Cuba. Spring has taken her own sweet time in coming to this part of Posted by pscotterly in Tour to Cuba | Mar 22, 2015
  • HavanaIt is difficult to describe my first impression, our taxi is a 25 year old Lada, outside the architecture is very square, very grey and very bleak, although I have never been to Russia, it is how I imaged it Posted by Lifeis4living in 6 months in South and Central America | Mar 20, 2015
  • I love Cuba - Fascinating, complex and vibrant2nd March With a little trepidation, I make my way to Cancun airport for my last destination - country number 13 (and last) on this trip - Cuba. My first job of obtaining a tourist card was easy, just hand in Posted by Lifeis4living in 6 months in South and Central America | Mar 20, 2015
  • GuantanamoUntil I visited Guantanamo, I knew only two things about Guantanamo: 1. The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmyQOq4MAdY|Guantanamera]] You might remember [[http://www.josefeliciano.com/wp/|Jose Feliciano]]J singing it, but every group throughout Posted by pscotterly in Tour to Cuba | Mar 11, 2015
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