My trip to Matanzas was very relaxing. The city is also known as the Athens of Cuba, the Venice of the Caribbean, the Sleeping Beauty and the City of Bridges. It has a spectacular bay, more than twenty bridges and many eclectic neighborhoods. It has a great cultural tradition: it is the cradle of the rumba, the danzon and land of great poets and musicians.
Few scenarios are as beautiful as Pinar del Rio. That was my next stop on the tour of Cuba. In the most western province, we will find two World Biosphere Reserves, the best tobacco in the world and the Viñales Valley, a cultural jewel of humanity. Also, we can enjoy the beautiful Orchid of Soroa and its incredible waterfalls.
After several days in the warm and rhythm of Havana, I decided to visit two of the most cosmopolitan neighborhoods of the capital: Vedado and Playa. I woke up with the desire to expect the unexpected and that’s how I discovered. The contradictory curiosities that exist in these “residential neighborhoods” of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Read More
In Old Havana
My third day in Cuba was quite interesting and heterogeneous. I decided to visit the famous Old Havana and my experience was nuanced by the tourist offers and the daily experiences, two sides of the same coin, or better to say, the face of two coins. Read More
My trip to Cuba began in the heart of its capital, the city of Centro Habana. The decision to start my tour here was not random, I wanted to start with a true look at Downtown life, between the old and the modern, the popular life of the Habaneros who swirl to their work, shopping or chatting to their neighbors while the children play marbles and jump rope. My goal was to mingle among them and I got it, thanks also to the help of the family of Cándida, who, more than my hosts, became friends and guides of this journey. Read More