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  • 1. Havana Vieja (Old Havana)

    En el mes de Septiembre estuvimos de vacaciones en Cuba y buscando hoteles por internet vimos que muchos Cubanos estan alquilando habitaciones en sus casas. Nos dio curiosidad y ganas de ensayar pero...

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  • 2. Money, Health and Safty info

    Cuba is on a two-tiered currency system and it can easily confuse people. One of my favourite moments in my friend Jovana paying for a round of drinks (at a bar where they charged in CUC, obviously)...

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  • 3. Old cars

    great to drive, get a nice car and you go sightseeing, then stop as you like and walk its narrow streets, just wonderful and don't forget to get those old American cars to be driven on, its special....

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  • 4. The Malecon

    Built along the Northern coastline of Havana, during the early 1900's EL MALECON is a favourite walk for the locals and tourist alike. It runs along the main arteries of Havana and provides incredible...

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  • 5. Plaza de la Revolucion

    One of the buildings in Revolution Square is the Ministerio del Interior or MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR. It would just be another building, if not for the giant ironwork mural of the likeness of Ernest...

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  • 6. Immigration and Customs

    Yes, U can bring laptops with U but for sure the customs will ask U why U bring one. Just say is for working or for your own use. If U plan to give it as a gift, don't say that. Maybe the will...

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  • 7. El Castillo del Morro'

    Declared National Monument. Its construction started in 1589 and finished in 1630. Its construction was directed by Juan Bautista Antonelli, an Italian military engineer. It was the most important...

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  • 8. Plaza De Armas

    I was surprised to see so many little parks in Havana, but in a hot day (i.e. all the time) it was very pleasant to sit in the shadow for a while. My favourite park is on Plaza de Armas, it's so...

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  • 9. Local Culture

    It's not hard to find a restaurant with a live band in Old Havana. You don't necessary have to go inside the restaurant, as the band usually plays in front by the patio, which is a good way to attract...

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  • 10. History and Facts

    The previous rulers of this magnificant and historical important country. The spanish ambassady. Waking up early - see the Capital waking up aswell - the city has to be cleaned up because the nights...

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  • 11. Plaza De San Francisco

    Named after the convent next to it PLAZA DE SAN FRANCISCO or San Francisco Square, once served to stockpile goods arriving by ships from the harbour. Residences of the Captain Generals were built...

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  • 12. Bario de Chino (ChinaTown)

    The entrance of the chinese's community. The first chinese arrived in Cuba in the half of '800 to work in the sugar's fabrics as slaves... Even if they preserve their traditions, the community is now...

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  • 13. La Catedral De San Cristobal

    THE CATHEDRAL Located in Cathedral Square, that is the heart of Old Havana, a popular meeting place from where famous Empedrado and San Ignacio streets begin. Nice terraces under arcades all around...

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  • 14. Musem De La Revolution

    In a pavilion of cristal walls (1976) the famous boat "Granma" is exposed.The boat used in 1956 to start the revolution (82 rebels) coming from Mexico. Next to the boat there is an exposition of many...

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  • 15. El Capitolio

    THE CAPITOLIO This building was built in 1929 as an imitation of the Washington DC one. Considered the symbol of the 'pro-USA' period of cuban XXth Century, now houses the Academy of Sciences. Located...

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  • 16. The Beaches

    I allways stayed in Havana and drove with the Taxi to the beach Santa maria. They beach has some tourists of course but a lot of local people there to. Police are on the beach but just dont leave...

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  • 17. Havana University

    You can´t leave Havana without having visited the University Campus. It is the best place in the city to know how the Cuban youth think. Just talk to the students. Run into any one randomly, they´ll...

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  • 18. Phone calls & Taarif's

    If you don't have to make a phone call from Cuba, don't. The average price per minute is anywhere from a dollar U.S. to 2. I've heard of instances where the phone was not hung up from the caller's end...

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  • 19. Visiting Havana - find a local guide

    Came back from my 5th Cuba trip since 2011. My Spanish is pretty bad and very few Cubans can speak any English, so I used a local guide/facilitator on all of...

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  • 20. Info and planning when in Cuba

    trying to get decent info when in Cuba and trying to plan dynamically as you go along is a nightmare. Web access is very limited, very slow and for various...

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  • 21. Trying to get web access in Cuba

    Web access in Cuba is very limited and also a candidate for the world slow record. In each town there will be one or two etecsa offices that have internet...

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  • 22. Be careful

    I don't think the heading fits the comment but anyway.Havana felt to me like just a festival of deceit and dishonesty. The prolificy of people trying to scam...

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  • 23. To come or not to come and with whom

    It is expensive regardless of what they are providing. They are taking advantage of the fact that Americans would want to go and they will pay whatever they are...

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  • 24. Answers to Questions about visiting Havana

    1. budget 50 cuc per day. beer 1-2 cuc. mixed drinks 2-4 cuc. cafe prices are similar to europe.meals 10 cuc per meal. your casa may sell you a breakfast.of...

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  • 25. San Carlos and San Ambrosio Seminary

    This building was erected by the Jesuits in the mid 18th century to house a seminary first founded in 1689. After the Jesuits were expelled in 1767, it was...

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