10 Must Do’s in Havana
- 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
- Eat fried plantain in a Paladar.
Typical plate in the Caribbeans, the plantains are crispy like chips but even better!
- 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…
- Check more mural paintings.
This art is an omnipresence throughout the whole island.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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.
- Play chess.
Chess is a very important sport in Cuba and you could see it being played everywhere. Cubans are very competitive!
- 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.