The news in September 2017 were so disturbing. Reports on Irma hurricane rushing through Cuba glued me to TV screen for hours. The monster storm was tearing off roofs, wrecking the power grid and damaging crops for couple of days on the island, leaving Cuba in need for assistance. More than 10 people were killed, … Continue reading Cuba: HOW ERNESTO ESCAPED ME (10)
There really is a lot to see in Cuba. Even though Havana is not to be missed, it's not the only place to visit. One of the reasons one comes to the island is probably the legacy of Che Guevara, the famous guerrilla leader who helped belated president Fidel Castro carry out the revolution. So, … Continue reading Cuba: TRIP BACK IN TIME, AND THERE’S CHE GUEVARA! (9)
Since the energy crises of the late 1980s, when the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries stopped supplying Cuba with the petrol it needed, "every possible means has been used to get around the island". I read this in a guide book and let me tell you - it's so true! You can see vintage … Continue reading Cuba: CADILLAC OR CHEVROLET, HM? (8)
Remember that we were on foot strolling around the Old Town? Well, we will just keep walking, since there are some beautiful spots to see and visit in the Centro Habana. So, the next neighborhood, the very center of the Cuban capital, is dominated by Capitalio. The building is inaugurated in 1929 and is a … Continue reading Cuba: THE CAPITOL AND THE REVOLUTION (7)
Thought to type down few tips on things to do in Havana first, but I just can't wait to tell you about my lovely tour around the city, actually the outskirts of the city. So, we will start off with a sidecar motorcycle. And Hemingway. And colorful street art... You think that they have nothing … Continue reading Cuba: MY LITTLE BLUE TAXI – SIDECAR! (2)
What is the other word for bright sunshine, blue skies, turquoise waters, some rum in your beach cocktail with the sound of salsa in the background? Well, it's Cuba of course! The whole month will be dedicated to Cuba travel! Glimpses will take you to plunge into charming streets of Havana, stroll around the traditional … Continue reading Let’s heat up the summer, it’s CUBA time!