23
Aug-2012

10 Must Do’s in Havana

  1. Drink a Mojito in “La Bodeguita del Medio”; try a Daiquiri in “La Floridita” – do it like if you were Hemingway!

    Hemingway at La Floridita

  2. Eat fried plantain in a Paladar.

    Typical plate in the Caribbeans, the plantains are crispy like chips but even better!

  3. Use all types of transport available.

    The Bici-taxi (on the right) and the horse pulled car are relatively cheap and a funny way to visit the city. They seem quite unsafe, though…

  4. Check more mural paintings.

    This art is an omnipresence throughout the whole island.

  5. Drink a tea with Eça de Queirós.

    This Caffe at Calle Mercaderes (between Obispo and Obrapia) is in memory of the writer that lived in Havana as a Consul.

  6. Eat peanuts in the street. And drink “TuKola”!

    The commercial substitute for the American Coca-Cola. Very inventive these Cubans…

    Cubans sell them in the street in white paper rolls. Delicious!

  7. Watch the kids playing baseball in the street.

    Instead of a football in their feet, the kids in Cuba have a baseball bat and you can see them playing enthusiastically in the middle of the street. Nice to watch!

  8. Listen to live music and take part of a street celebration!

    We didn’t know the motif of the parade but the performers all wore black, with spider hats and web umbrellas and they walked in reverse.

  9. Play chess.

    Chess is a very important sport in Cuba and you could see it being played everywhere. Cubans are very competitive!

  10. Appreciate Cuban art.

    This old theatre is covered with giant ants! But don’t worry, they’re just an art installation that made part of one of famous Havana’s Art Biennial.

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