Over the Christmas break, the entire family spent a week in Havana, the capital of Cuba. Unlike the stereotypical resort vacation, we rented 2 rooms in a guesthouse and navigated the city at our own pace.
After filling out multiple forms and jumping through many gates at the airport we walked out to the warm and bustling streets to flag down a taxi. Along the way we were amazed to see so many classic cars still on the road.
The standard building architecture, shops on street level and residence at the top, in center Havana. The buildings have many fine details but are mostly unkempt.
Crusing in his Chevrolet into the sunset. I just couldn’t get enough of the classic cars spewing out black exhaust.
By nightfall we stumbled into a building to find a restaurant, the details and layout were breathtaking.
The interesting staircase and courtyard.
El Capitolio, the National Capitol Building, was constructed in 1929 and was the tallest building in Havana until the 1950s.
Butcher shop with a mural of Che Guevara in the back. The locals are still very proud of their national hero and his iconic portraits can be found throughout the city.
The quiet streets in the early morning.
A kitten finding a morsel of food on the street.
Horace has also posted some photos from his perspective, go take a look!