Havana, day 1

united_kingdomAfter an awesome breakfast at our Casa Particular, we walked towards the Capitol. We enjoyed the old cars, staying on the bench on Prado, looking at people. The pollution is intense, the old cars leave clouds of gas behind them.


romania_flagDupa un mic dejun copios am luat-o pe jos spre Capitolium (replica celui din Washington). Am admirat masinile vechi, am stat pe o banca si ne-am uitat la trecatori pe Prado (bulevardul ce leaga Capitoliul de Malecon). Poluarea este intensa, masinile vechi lasa nori de gaz in urma lor.

old cars habana cuba

 

Lion on Prado

havana streets

dog havana

repairing old car in havana

old cars in havana

havana old cars

on prado

havana building black man

waiting in line for bus in havana

havana

capitol habana

cuba people

in havana

united_kingdomWe are taking a break in Plaza Vieja, absorbing the sun and the atmosphere. The music sound is coming from restaurants. The real cuban experience! Vlado is taking photo of me while I am writing this (on my little notebook). There are some tourists, but not so many to ruin the authentic cuban feeling. Cuban people seem to hang out on the streets – I am not sure what they are doing. They just stay, talk, walk.

Our attitude towards sightseeing is pure leisure. We are taking it easy. Maybe to easy. We don’t really care to mark the checkbox for every sight in the guidebooks. Instead, we walk, observe, enjoy.


romania_flagAm ajuns in Plaza Vieja unde luam o pauza, absorbim soarele si atmosfera. Se aude muzica de la restaurante – ah, muzica, adevarata experienta cubana. Vlado imi face poze in timp ce scriu asta (in carnetel). Sunt ceva turisti, dar nu atat de multi incat sa strice senzatia ca te afli in Cuba. De fapt asta mi-a placut foarte mult, ca sunt mai multi localnici decat turisti. Cubanezii stau pur si simplu pe strazi, la geamuri sau in usa. Nu stiu care e treaba lor, probabil ca nu au nimic de facut.

Atitudinea noastra de vizitat orasul e o relaxare totala. Nu incercam sa bifam toate obiectivele turistice din ghiduri, ci din contra, ne plimbam si observam viata strazii.

 

when in cuba

boys playing baseball on the streets of havana

cuban man stitting on balcony

in plaza vieja

people in havana

playing with chihuahua

plaza vieja habana

plaza vieja in habana

united_kingdomWe finished the walk on Malecon, which is more beautiful than I imagined.


romania_flagAm terminat ziua cu o plimbare pe Malecon, faleza Havanei.

havana malecon at sunset

havana boats and fort

malecon havana

 

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