CUBA 2019 -Leaving Cuba

Hello Everyone! Here we are, our last day in Cuba. Our departure day. Our flight was scheduled for 5:30PM. Varadero was about a two and a half hour drive from the airport in Havana. We had reserved a vintage taxi to pick us up before leaving for this trip. And, our last driver, Lester, told…

CUBA 2019- Varadero Beach, our last full day

Hey Everyone, Ok, well, after all this time, I am finally typing out our last full day on the island of Cuba!  After this is our departure back home.  😦 We woke up to beautiful bright skies on our first morning in Varadero. Our only plan for the day was to hang out at the…

CUBA 2019- Hemingway House and Varadero

SELRES_5de68f1d-210b-4da2-999f-c2a2ba0030aaSELRES_87e291db-d27c-4a01-99d4-5cbcc2b777a3SELRES_84962270-c50c-402a-a416-6f68d561dfd0SELRES_659a1678-f381-4d9d-858f-d5380c9c7c70SELRES_659a1678-f381-4d9d-858f-d5380c9c7c70SELRES_84962270-c50c-402a-a416-6f68d561dfd0SELRES_87e291db-d27c-4a01-99d4-5cbcc2b777a3SELRES_5de68f1d-210b-4da2-999f-c2a2ba0030aaWhat’s happening, everyone!?!? Here we are on our sixth day in Cuba.  It was VALentine’s Day, and it turned out to be a pretty great one! Especially compared to the day before.  For starters, the rain stopped. Yes! Then we left the bustling city of Havana, in our third reserved classic car, for the laid back…

CUBA 2019- RAIN DAY

Hey Everyone! Well, as you can tell from the title, the rain we had the day before barely let up overnight and washed out this day. Our plan for the day was to head back to the center of Havana to check out some shops and continue on our historic tour around.  Well, we never…

CUBA 2019- Fusterlandia and Habana Vieja

Hello WordPressers! Our fourth day in Cuba started off with bright sunny skies. The day’s plan was to eat breakfast then head to the pool to enjoy some sun before heading out on our second previously reserved classic car tour.  Pick up was for 1PM, which left us a good amount of time to relax…

CUBA 2019- Viñales

Hello Everyone! Here we are on our third day in Cuba.  We had made three classic car reservations ahead of our trip.  One was for this day to take us to Viñales.  Viñales is a town, about 2.5 hours from Havana, known for their tobacco farms, and their 51sq mile lush valley that is surrounded by large mountain-like…

CUBA 2019 -La Habana Vieja

Hello Everyone! Our plan for our first full day was to spend it in Habana Vieja. Habana Vieja is the older part of the city.  This area is peppered with so many architecturally stunning buildings on narrow streets.  Some research beforehand revealed that there is 500 years of history in Havana, which yielded over 900…

CUBA 2019- Arrival

Here we go! Quick note:  Before leaving for this trip, we had downloaded an interactive offline mobile map of Cuba to our phones from http://www.maps.me.  Also, we downloaded the offline Spanish dictionary from our Google Translate apps. These came in handy many times throughout this trip. If you want more information on how to travel…

Planning for CUBA

Hello WordPressland! Out of all the places we have visited, this trip to Cuba is the one generating the most excitement from everyone.  The number one question we have received, after being asked to bring back cigars and rum, is “Is it easy for us (US citizens) to travel there?”. Not terribly difficult, but, US…