New Years in Havana

Duncan and I spent New Years in Havana, Cuba.  I have shared a lot of my photographs on my Instagram account but I have a ton.  I know that not a lot of people have been there yet and I have been asked a lot of questions.  Feel free to email me if you are planning a trip, I have lots of information!!  I will add my email at the end, just in case.

The cars are legit!  They are painted every color under the sun, some are convertible, some are station wagons and they are all date back to the '50s.  The owners are very proud of their cars and they love to tell you all about them. 

This is the car we were picked up in from the airport.


Our driver installed his own air conditioner.  


On to the architecture.

This is the Grand Theatre located in Central Park.

Another great view of the Grand Theatre.

I was able to capture a closeup of the details from a rooftop bar.  It is beautiful.

The Cuban flag was hanging from a lot of the buildings.

There was an old monastery that had been converted into a hotel and this is one of the beautiful sculptures of a monk in the courtyard.

A closeup of the rosary around the monk's neck.  Pretty fabulous.

A beautiful medieval lighting fixture in the same hotel.

Typical balcony scenes throughout the city.

A fine restaurant with live entertainment.

This was the street view from the cafe where we had breakfast each morning.  Amazing coffee.

One section of a building might be pristine but the section next to it in the same structure could be covered in mold or have no windows or roof.

Havana was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Michael.  Some buildings have no windows or roofs and a lot of them are covered in mold.

There were billboards and signs with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara all over Havana and I have to say I became very interested in the politics and history of Cuba.  Two books I highly recommend are:

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

This Is Cuba: An American Journalist Under Castro's Shadow

Hope you liked the tour.  Let me know if you have any questions, Duncan and I would love to share what we learned.