My first trip to Havana made such an impression on my heart. The rawness and realness I felt moments after stepping out of our taxi and into the bustle of Old Havana is something I’ll never forget. Few countries are able to make me feel a complete authenticity about them, but, Cuba and it’s people, have that special something that travelers yearn to find when exploring a new place. I could say it’s the colonial architecture or the classic cars or the unique history, but it’s something that can’t be written down or successfully expressed, it’s something that needs to be experienced.
So, what are you waiting for?
A mecca of cathedrals, squares, street music, and colonial architecture, Havana is like stepping into another time period. From the colorful classic cars, the beautifully weathered buildings, the way of life, we enjoyed every moment of it, in particular the moments with a mojito in hand.
We were lucky to stay steps away from Havana Vieja or, Old Havana, where we spent most of our time. I wanted to stay in an old colonial house/ apartment and luckily I found the perfect place on airbnb. We had views of El Capitolio from our bedroom veranda, and the cutest lady who would come over each morning around 8:30 to make us a beautiful vegan breakfast complete with the best coffee! Cuban coffee is out of this world.