We started that morning with a walk in our area
We caught a Salsa instructional video in the making
Then we were planning on taking a bus to the beach but something said let me see if possible to get a convertible imagine driving to the beach in a convertible we found a lovely guy who gave us a great price and drove us to the beach – the night before a man named LASARO we love that name by the way – he told us about the best beach to go to and he was right – called https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarara – this is about 20 minutes from Centro Havana and beautiful
Upon arrival you can rent for like 6 CUCs a umbrella and chair it was great also near by there is a restaurant we didn’t eat there but the food looked great
Meet Eyder I have his info if you go to Cuba and want an amazing tour guide !
Back in Centro Havana
We went to the most interesting restaurant La Guarida I have ever been in – filled with so much romance – I would say this makes my top 5 list maybe even my top two – I love Baccarat in Paris as well very much but this was really wonderful – I hear Rihanna and Beyonce visited this restaurant when in Cuba
Then we walked back to our place in Old Havana it took about 1/2 hour but on our way back we walked through Paseo del Prado this is where Chanel held there show – hoping that some money during that show went back to the local people. I hope some of the models and guests stayed in local homes and visited local businesses – every time we go to Cuba we have the opportunity to bring money there to some of the local people who might not make a lot each year. One of the tour guides is also a psychics professsor and he makes $150 CUC a year !!! So when you visit make sure to try to give money to those who need it – whether it is booking a local tour guide and tipping them or visiting a local restaurant when possible or going to a local bakery. We did a mix of the tourists hot spots to trying to eat with our hosts but this is super important.
We had to have a daiquiri at El Floridita – a haunt of Ernest Hemingway it was a super yummy one and it was filled with tons of fun music and more it is listed here as a best bar in the world so glad I was able to visit – https://www.worldsbestbars.com/bar/havana/city-center/el-floriditaThere was this little cat haven where it seems like a lot of strays hang out together – like cat alley – people bring food for the kitties here which is super refreshing so it is not them looking through the garbage which is super sad. There are a lot of strays but this made me feel a bit better that at least some places where they can stick together and people can bring food.
In the square on the way to dinner we had some time so we stopped to listen to music and try their brewery – they have a local brewery in the middle of one of the most beautiful squares you will visit – it was very cool to just sit there and take it all in.
Later that night we went to another restaurant that was visited by Obama on his trip to Cuba – Dona Eutimia – this is on a very busy street – it was really lovely inside and their signature drink is the frozen mojito – it was delicious – I really enjoyed it. We ate the signature dish of Cuba – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ropa_vieja and had the most delicious chickpeas
The next morning we woke up with not much time before we went to airport so we walked around & then made sure we went to visit the Museum of the Revolution Cuba: which is a beautiful building and there is a bunch to read and learn about inside. We wish we had more time to really read up but glad we had time to visit.