Many people describe Cuba as a country frozen in time. This is evident by the large number of vintage vehicles on the roads, many in pristine condition.
There is a place in Old Havana called the Plaza de la Catedral. It is here where you will find many Cuban Cigar Ladies posing for pictures. For me though, it was “No Photo for You”.
Manaca Iznaga is an old plantation located outside of Trinidad, Cuba, in the Valle de los Ingenios area. Torre de Manaca Iznaga is located there.
Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula in Havana is no longer a church. One of Havana’s most attractive churches was fully restored in 2000. The stained glass windows, heavy cupola and baroque facade are distinctive architectural elements.
One thing that can be said about Cuban society is that they have an incredible ability to adapt. Cuba was highly dependent on the Soviet Union. This all came to an abrupt halt with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
While in Havana last year I had the opportunity to visit many museums and tourist sites. On the way back to the hotel one evening I decided to take a little detour through some of the streets in Havana.
Hemingway was a big game hunter and frequently traveled to Africa on safari. As I toured his home in Havana (by viewing through the open windows) I could not help but notice this guy on the wall.
Ernest Hemingway was a famous author. In 1939, he moved to Cuba where he was adopted by the community. This was evident when I visited Cuba in 2014.
The old presidential palace in Havana, Cuba, became the Museo de la Revolución following the Cuban Revolution of 1959, led by Fidel Castro.