Cuba has a fascinating history and its political and social situation make it a very special place in the Americas. I wanted to travel to Cuba since I was a teenager. I have never been interested in going to the resorts as many Canadians do. I wanted to go where I could see the real Cuba, not the touristic one. I wanted to see what Havana was like when not on a postcard and, concretely, what was life like on this communist island so close yet isolated from the USA.

Unfortunately, this trip dates back from a couple of years ago, so I don't remember all the streets names. Don't hesitate to correct me in the comment section if you know Havana well and you noticed that I misnamed a place.

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Paseo De Martí

Paseo De Martí

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#2

Parque Central, With Taxi Drivers Waiting For Tourists

Parque Central, With Taxi Drivers Waiting For Tourists

We took one of those taxis because, like many tourists, we wanted to ride one of those beautiful and classic cars. The driver was an engineer. He attended school for free but working as a taxi driver was far more lucrative. We also talked to the lady collecting the tickets on the tourist bus and she told us that she was actually a professor. But collecting the bus ticket paid more than teaching. In fact, as we learned by talking to Cuban people, any job related to tourism was far more profitable than any other kind of job.

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#3

Plaza De Armas

Plaza De Armas

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#4

Playas Del Este, The Closest Beaches To Havana

Playas Del Este, The Closest Beaches To Havana

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Playas Del Este

Playas Del Este

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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Paseo De Martí

Paseo De Martí

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Jeri Cooley 1 month ago

Reminds me a little of Rainbow Row in Charleston, S.C.

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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El Malecón

El Malecón

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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#11

Postcard Vision Of Cuba, Playas Del Este

Postcard Vision Of Cuba, Playas Del Este

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#12

Calle Del Obispo, One Of The Most Touristic Street In Havana

Calle Del Obispo, One Of The Most Touristic Street In Havana

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#13

A Beautiful Square, Close To Calle Del Obispo

A Beautiful Square, Close To Calle Del Obispo

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Calle Del Obispo

Calle Del Obispo

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#15

Calle Amargura

Calle Amargura

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Tourists And Workers, Plaza De Armas

Tourists And Workers, Plaza De Armas

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#17

Central Havana, A Few Minutes Walk From The Touristic Center

Central Havana, A Few Minutes Walk From The Touristic Center

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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#19

Central Havana, Close To Plaza De Armas

Central Havana, Close To Plaza De Armas

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#20

Playas Del Este

Playas Del Este

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Cuban People Playing Sports Next To The Beach, Playas Del Este

Cuban People Playing Sports Next To The Beach, Playas Del Este

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#22

The View On Habana When We Arrive From Las Playas Del Este

The View On Habana When We Arrive From Las Playas Del Este

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#23

Taxi Drivers Waiting For The Tourists, Plaza De La Revolución

Taxi Drivers Waiting For The Tourists, Plaza De La Revolución

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#24

Tourists And Cuban People, Watching Each Other

Tourists And Cuban People, Watching Each Other

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#25

El Malecón

El Malecón

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El Malecón

El Malecón

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El Malecón

El Malecón

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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Portrait Of Ernesto Che Guevara, Plaza De La Revolución

Portrait Of Ernesto Che Guevara, Plaza De La Revolución

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Portrait Of Fidel Castro, Plaza De La Revolución

Portrait Of Fidel Castro, Plaza De La Revolución

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Viviane Katz 1 month ago

That's actually Camilo Cienfuegos - he had a very long beard.

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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#33

Playas Del Este

Playas Del Este

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#34

El Malecón

El Malecón

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El Malecón

El Malecón

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#36

Statue Of José Martí, El Malecón

Statue Of José Martí, El Malecón

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#37

Memorial Of Emblematic Figures Of The History Of Cuba

Memorial Of Emblematic Figures Of The History Of Cuba

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Matt York 1 month ago

Lenin...?

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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Central Havana

Central Havana

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#40

Playas Del Este

Playas Del Este

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