¡Vamos a La Habana!
Trip Start Jul 14, 2009
3Trip End Jul 29, 2009
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Walking into the bar 'La Floridita' we did not realise that this was one of the favourite places for Ernest Hemmingway to spend his evenings and it soon became apparent that the place capitalised on this with drinks 15 pesos (£10) each!
After a walk around, we went to a cheap state owned café where we were greeted by a 7 piece Samba band who played for the whole evening and made for one incredible night. People were just casually glancing towards the band whilst sipping their Mojitos and Daquiris
The next we took the obiligatory city tour to see the environs of the whole city. This included the Plaza de la Revolución, a large open square and a favourite place for Fidel Castro to make inspiratational speeches.
Amongst other things there were many posters reading '¡Viva la revolución!' (Long live the revolution) as it was the 50th anniversary of the communist revolution so we headed for the 'museo de la revolución' to explore. It contains blood stained clothes of Che Guevara and other guerillas.
Whatever the political situation, it must be said that Havana is one of the world's greatest cities.