Our last day started out with a big breakfast at our casa particular, complete with eggs, bread, fruits and juices.  We didn’t order breakfast the first few days because it was too late for them to buy anything.  In general, a day’s notice is necessary for owners to buy the food, as in Cuba ingredients are still scarce – not that they are going hungry, but to buy certain things requires more work.

Now that we’ve already seen many of the major sights, we decided that this last full day would be a relaxing one in which we walk through some of our favorite places and perhaps discover new ones in between, along with a proper lunch at the right time.  We also wanted to capture more street scenes in the process.  So here are some of our favorite spots and things to do:

Breakfast at our casa particular

Breakfast at our casa particular

La Habana Vieja

Even though the streets may be potholed, and dead rats may appear here and there, this is still our favorite part of Havana.  The history of the city and the beauty of the buildings are all here.

Streets and colors of La Habana Vieja

Streets and colors of La Habana Vieja

Streets and colors of La Habana Vieja

Streets and colors of La Habana Vieja

Streets and colors of La Habana Vieja

Streets and colors of La Habana Vieja

The Malecón
The clear waters of the promenade and its sunset are just amazing.  Oh yes, and we had a lot of contact with the waves.

The Malecón

The Malecón

Street Life

I wish I could have taken more street life photos; however, I also want to respect people going about their daily lives.  This one you’ll really have to observe in person.

Old cinemas

Old cinemas

Food hall and market

Food hall and market

Doors, Doors and more Doors

See this photo and you’ll understand why.

Doors of Havana

Doors of Havana

Sadly it’s time to go home.  I had a really good chat with our hosts on this last evening, and really got to know them more.  This was one of the things on my agenda as well, it’s not just about seeing the architecture and street life, it’s interacting with local people.

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