TRAVEL DIARY: HAVANA, CUBA

Dress: Urban Outfitters // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Cross-Body: Zara (old, similar)

When deciding where to stay in Cuba, we knew we wanted to explore Havana. With that in mind,
we stayed in Varadero at the Melia. If we had a choice of resorts, we would definitely have gone to
Royalton in Cayo Santa Maria, but since Havana was on our list of to-dos (a two hour drive), we
opted for a closer resort. We booked a private old car, with our own tour guide to take us through 

the history and town which we would recommend over taking an over crowded bus tour.
We wanted to photograph, and really experience culture straight from the locals.
Our personal tour guide was the sweetest man! We ate lunch on the terrace at La Moneda Cubana 

(we later found out Beyonce & Jay-Z ate there as well on their trip). It over looked 

Cristo de La Habana, the water and the streets of Havana. Other places we got to see were, 

The Museum of Revolution, Hotel Ambos Mundos (the charming coral building above where

Hemingway lived for a while), Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón, the beautiful Havana Cathedral 

(rumour has it Christopher Columbus’ remains once resided here). 

Candy coloured lined streets and old cars were a feast for the eyes, but we also learned about

the difficulties of everyday life for the people of Cuba, and a lot of history about this land.


If you ever have the chance to visit Cuba, I recommend bringing extra cash or toiletries to give back. 

The people of Cuba are so grateful to tourists and can use all the help they can get to support their families. 

Travelling has a way of opening our eyes to different cultures, sights, colours and more ways we can be grateful.

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