Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 6 - Havana - Cuba

We arrived in the capital city of Cuba, Havana, after clearing immigration and customs, We began exploring this fascinating city. The streets were bustling with all the old classic cars that the city is so famous for. Directly opposite the terminal building was an exhibition of bears representing the countries of the World. 

We then began walking the streets of old Havana and our first stop was the impressive old capital building which houses a museum to the cuban revolution and an old tank stands outside as a reminder of those historical days. There we so many impressive building and street characters to take in and photograph.The local people were very friendly and helpful and we never felt harassed. We then wandered over to the square where the crumbling Cathedral stands and once again a number of colorful characters were on show.

 We then went for a lovely meal at Dona Eutimia restaurant, which is just around the corner from the Cathedral and we sat outside as trio of wandering troubadours played relaxing background music as we ate our meal of shredded lamb and refried beans washed down with a couple of glasses of red wine. We took one last look at the old cathedral, now lit up for the evening before taking the short stroll back to the ship. 

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