Travel to Havana, Cuba – Episode 806 – Novice Traveler

Listen to about journey to Havana Cuba as the Newbie Traveler talks to Talek Nates, a Cuban-American, about the capital of the place of her ancestors.

Talek suggests, “I traveled to Cuba back and forth. I had family there up until finally not too long ago. I like it. It’s gorgeous. I like the songs, the men and women, the character. Havana is fascinating for quite a few causes. It is a colonial town. It was established in 1519 by the Spaniards who arrived around, searching for gold. It was the jewel in the crown of the Spanish empire.”

“Havana and Cuba alone have been forbidden fruit due to the fact the embargo in 1962. And it was extremely hard for quite a few, many decades for Us citizens to journey there. During the Obama era, it turned a little bit a lot easier. In the course of the Trump era, it turned extra limited. Now, most lately, just a few of times in the past, it became a lot less restrictive. Most People in america do not know that they can go to Cuba.”

This nation that is so close to the United states has no McDonald’s and no Burger King. It continue to has its colonial fortifications, its outdated town, shorelines, and the aged vehicles that it is so nicely-recognised for.

Talek commences us in Aged Havana traveling to a series of the plazas. These include the plaza outside the house the cathedral, as nicely as the Plaza de San Francisco de Asís where locals will celebrate important occasions. She also indicates we check out some of the aged lodges that were well known with People in america in the 1950s. Americans simply cannot remain there as their journey is far more restricted, but citizens of other nations could get gain of these resorts. 

Cuba is recognized for its nightlife which contains jazz clubs, open up-air nightclubs, floor exhibits, and more eclectic venues like the Cuban Artwork Manufacturing facility which is a converted cooking oil manufacturing facility turned into an creative location. 

Havana has a range of perfectly-known museums like the Museum of the Revolution and the Museum of Fine Arts but also smaller sized museums like the rum, chocolate, and tobacco museums. It also has a museum with one of the greatest collections of  Napoleonic artifacts.

We speak about what Us residents in specific can and are not able to do in Cuba. Talek also presents us some recommendations of things to do in Havana that she does not think are worthy of your time. 

Hiring an outdated 1950s auto and going to some of the gorgeous beaches are on Talek’s listing of issues to do. 

Aged Havana is a UNESCO Earth Heritage website “Old Havana and its Fortification System”. Talek also suggests a day trip to Viñales Valley to see one of the other 8 UNESCO web pages in Cuba. This is a lovely valley that is the heart of tobacco cultivation and sits surrounded by karst rock formations recognised as “mogotes”.

Havana is an amazing town that must be frequented right before it looks like the relaxation of the entire world. 

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Show Notes
José Martí
Havana Cathedral
Plaza de Armas
Palacio de los Capitanes Generales
Plaza Vieja, Havana
Plaza de San Francisco de Asís
Old Havana
Resort Nacional de Cuba
La Zorra y el Cuervo
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana
Napoleon Museum (Havana)
Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), Havana
Finca La Vigía – Ernest Hemingway’s House in Cuba
El Capitolio, Havana
Tobacco Museum, Havana
Museo del Chocolate
Museum of Attractive Arts, Havana
Museum of Santeria
Cuban Artwork Manufacturing unit
Dona Eutimia
Cafe Laurent
El Cocinero
Hamel Alley: A Location with its Personal Identity in Havana
Bodeguita del medio
Playas de Este (Havana) – All You Want to Know Before You Go
Viñales Valley
Havana Sugar Kings
10 Dos and Don’ts for your Cuba Excursion


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