Tag: Travel

Havana Taxi, the Almendrones

Lessons Learned in Havana, Cuba

Now that we're back, I wanted to share with you some of the lessons learned during our trip.  Hopefully you will find these useful as you plan your trip to Cuba. Taxi Always agree on the pri…

Streets and colors of La Habana Vieja

Havana, Day 4

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 bu…

Hemingway at Finca Vigia, Havana

Havana, Day 3

Today was Hemingway day.  Well, sort of. The main event was to visit La Finca Vigia, which was Hemingway's residence in Cuba.  The home is actually out in the suburbs of Havana, and not reachable b…

Our Casa Particular in La Habana Vieja

Havana, Day 2

Today was a busy, busy day. All 35,000 steps worth. After some morning coffee and chatting with another guest at our casa particular (and found out how lucky we were because it took them four h…

Castro at the Plaza de la Revolución

Havana, Day 1

After a flight delay and a mistake on the part of Copa Airlines that almost had us stuck in Panamá, we finally arrived at José Martí airport in Havana. Immigration was quite easy, but the pain …

Map of Cuba

Havana, Cuba: The Planning

Cuba has always been on my list. However, with US regulations the country has always been off limits to Americans. In 2015 the restrictions have eased, specially you no longer need to apply for a …

View from Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

South America 2016: Rio de Janeiro, Day 1

17 hour later, we landed in Rio on a Sunday to cloudy weather. Our first order of business was to get to our bed and breakfast on Copacabana Beach using a premium taxi for 130 Reais (1 USD = 3.85 Reai…