When we heard that the U.S. would lift the political isolation and economic blockade of Cuba, we felt the urgent need to pay this country a visit before a great amount of tourism flows in and takes away its originality.
We have such mixed feelings about it. Timeworn but magnificent, dilapidated but dignified, fun yet maddeningly frustrating, Cuba is like an old-time prince in a poor man’s coat, behind the sometimes shabby, dusty facades. Trapped in a time warp and reeling from an economic embargo that has grated since the 60s, this is a country where you can bid farewell to Western certainties and expect the unexpected.
UNESCO tobacco plants encircled by mountains and primitive farming techniques
Time has stopped here for 200 years
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La vie quotidienne à Havana
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Our stay at two exquisite plazas at Havana old town
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Havana's evocative winding sea drive gave us the most romantic and soulful memory in Havana
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Incredible baroque cathedral described as "music set in stone"
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From the shabby Spanish houses to the highest standard neoclassic hotels