As many of you know, few weeks back my husband and I spent some time in Cuba. Cuba had been on my Bucket list for many years and I really wanted to go before the embargo was lifted. That is why I was super excited to finally get to visit that beautiful country. Maybe you are as curious about Cuba as I was and maybe you are planning your Cuba trip as we speak. In that case, I hope my experience can be helpful to you.
So let me tell you about our trip.
The first 2 nights we were staying at a hotel, but then moved to a Casa Particular perfectly located in the city of Havana. The government owns the hotels in Cuba so if you want your money to go to the people, and if you really want to experience the real Cuba I suggest you to live at one of the many Casa Particulars which means you will be renting a room in someone’s house. Our room was big and felt more like an apartment, with kitchen and bathroom and was much nicer than the hotel room we spent our first two nights in. A big plus was that we got to meet and spend time with the sweet woman owning the house and her cute little grandson.
We did a lot of walking in Havana. Every street is beautiful, colorful and exciting and the whole city feels like a big museum with beautiful architecture, cathedrals and an amazing castle. I can’t remember ever taking so many beautiful pictures of doors and walls and of course cars as I did in Havana.
I love how lively the streets are and how friendly the Cubans are. They approach you and are curious of who you are and where you come from. They like to give you tips on where to go and what to see. They are very proud of their country, and you can feel their fighting spirit. I also found that Cubans, despite of having not lot of the materialistic conveniences that we are used to, they were still proud of what they did have. I think there is a lot to learn from the Cuban way of life.
Be happy with what you have and don’t just focus on what you don’t have.
Ok so let’s end it here for now as this post is starting to get way too long. But stay tuned for more about Cuba in upcoming posts.