Travel Blog for Fredrik and Gunnhild

Havana sightseeing

We started the day with breakfast at 0900 and went out to meet our guide Jorge around 1000. He told us that daylight saving time ended and the time was 0900. We walked a few blocks to our car for the day, an old Opel, but the clutch did not work, so we got an old Buick instead. We drove around for 5 hours to Plaza De La Revolución, Hemmingway Marina, the Cigar factory, Necrópolis Colón, Rum Factory, Hemingway Museum and other nice parks and view points. The last stop was Castillo Del Morro with a nice view of Havana. We had lunch at a charming paladar, where we had sea food, sugar cane juice and fresh coconut.

After a Bucanero (local beer) by the hotel pool, we did some more sightseeing around Plaza De Armas and Plaza De La Catedral. We stopped by La Bodeguita Del Medio, Hemingway’s favorite Mojito bar.

We walked along the boulevard Paseo Del Prado, and discovered a hidden salsa place with only locals. We came a bit too late because they were closing after 10 minutes there, but we had already made friends (Karina and Roberto) and they took us to a night club.