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Cuba-(Havana es Havana)

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Cuba-(Havana es Havana)

Recently I had the privilege to visit Cuba before the death of Fidel Castro. Travelling Cuba is like being in a time machine, travelling more than half a century ago. This is a country where you can wave goodbye to Western certainties, digitally detox and expect the unexpected.When I think of Cuba, I always think of my first night back in Havana; the busy atmospheric streets, the thumbing Jazz and Salsa music from every corner bars, plazas and rooftop casa’s restaurants, and the unmistakable aroma of cigars and old car’s petrol. The old Havana along with other Cuba Unesco listed cities has meticulously preserved its historical legacy, one of revolution greatest achievement.Most of all I loved Havana for its robust culture, run down old buildings with their colorful makeup and the fact that it can be frustrating for a moment and surprisingly inspiring the next.In this post, I will showcase my images from Havana hoping to give a little flavor of my Cuban experience. Followed by posts of photos from other cities I have visited. 

Dec 04, 2016

Cuba-(Havana es Havana)

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Recently I had the privilege to visit Cuba before the death of Fidel Castro. Travelling Cuba is like being in a time machine, travelling more than half a century ago. This is a country where you can wave goodbye to Western certainties, digitally detox and expect the unexpected.

When I think of Cuba, I always think of my first night back in Havana; the busy atmospheric streets, the thumbing Jazz and Salsa music from every corner bars, plazas and rooftop casa’s restaurants, and the unmistakable aroma of cigars and old car’s petrol. The old Havana along with other Cuba Unesco listed cities has meticulously preserved its historical legacy, one of revolution greatest achievement.

Most of all I loved Havana for its robust culture, run down old buildings with their colorful makeup and the fact that it can be frustrating for a moment and surprisingly inspiring the next.

In this post, I will showcase my images from Havana hoping to give a little flavor of my Cuban experience. Followed by posts of photos from other cities I have visited. 
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The Lighthouse and the castle of Tres Reyes del Morro 

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The Lighthouse and the castle of Tres Reyes del Morro 
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A local teaching a tourist Salsa dance steps.

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A local teaching a tourist Salsa dance steps.
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Cathedral of Havana San Cristobal

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Cathedral of Havana San Cristobal
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El Capitolio

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El Capitolio
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Cigar Factory

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Book sale at Plaza de Armas

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Book sale at Plaza de Armas
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Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis

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School Children

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School Children
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Plaze de Armas

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Plaza Vieja

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Mike CrosaDec 4, 2016 03:33 PM

Jenna you said "Traveling Cuba is like being in a time machine, travelling more than half a century ago. You just travelled a Cuba that is now a third world country. Here is the Cuba from half a century ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNixpGx4AV8

Zahra BalalDec 5, 2016 02:54 AM

Beautiful photos, you have such a gift x

JenaAlbaziDec 5, 2016 05:05 AM

Mike...Thanks for your comment. I disagree Cuba is a third world country. The analogy of "time machine" I was referring to meant Cuba still retaining the old cars and the old architecture that are un-touch.
Zahra...Thank you and am glad you enjoyed the photos.

AhmedDec 11, 2016 12:01 PM

I have always wanted to visit Cuba. Seeing these vibrant, stunning pictures has made me want to jump on a plane tomorrow and go and visit these beautiful locations. Well done.

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