23. Go to the Barrio Chino
There is a Chinatown in Havana.
But there are no Chinese individuals there. In truth, there as soon as was a big Chinese neighborhood in Cuba.
What is left these days is just about two blocks of Chinese restaurants. Nonetheless intriguing to see. I enjoyed it for certain.
The 1 point you can be certain of is a Cuban tout saying the word “this is China Town but there are no Chinese individuals. They will then attempt to sell you. a thing.
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24. Listen to Cuban Musicians
Ok, this is not a really hard 1. I noticed that Cubans are quite musical, and they carry about a radio wherever they go!
Fairly a lot at just about every corner in Havana Vieja, a person will be playing some fantastic tunes and it is good to cease and listen to the tunes.
Most bars and restaurants in Havana also have reside music, at just about any time.
If you go into a restaurant for a drink, probabilities are a band will get started playing.
- Note: They will come up to you to ask to obtain 1 of their CDs. We purchased 1 for as low as $five and we spent $20 on a set of two yet another evening. The costs variety pretty a bit. I recommend paying much more about $five-10 tops.
Verify out yet another musical city at Montreux and its Music Legacy
25. Discover to Salsa
Can you essentially listen to salsa with out wanting to dance to it?
I can not. I am a practically hopeless dancer, but I nevertheless had to give it a attempt, and took 1 salsa lesson in Havana, so that I could make a fool of myself for a fantastic afternoon.
The teacher was significantly less than impressed with me and kept saying I required to loosen up and let go.
I was actually stiff. But, I had a fantastic time!
There are a number of locations to find out salsa in Havana, all you want to do is Google “Salsa Lessons Havana.”
Or you can do we what (Dave and Deb did) just go up and dance with the band, they will lead the way for you.
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26. Browse The Book Industry of Plaza de Armas
The oldest square in Havana hosts a beautiful book market place in its center.
I am a book junkie, and I had to browse.
In addition to, I met some intriguing individuals there as well and took some cool photographs. Peple are quite friendly in Havana.
But be ready, they will want income for a phto like this.
27. Discover the Plazas of Old Havana
Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Web page and it is worth spending a day exploring every single of the plazas.
No autos are permitted in Old Havana (save for city workers) and the streets weave via narrow cobblestone walkways major to unique plazas.
Get lost and see if you can. come across all the plazas of Old Havana: you will really feel like you are walking via a Spanish City rather than getting someplace in the Caribbean.
- Plaza de la Catedral
- Catedral de San Cristóbal
- Plaza Vieja
- Plaza de San Francisco
- Plaza de Armas
Plaza Vieja has some outstanding cafes to take pleasure in a frozen lemonade overlooking the square.
28. Stop by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Arguably 1 of the finest art gallery in the Caribbean, this is a will have to pay a visit to for art lovers.
I really like art, and I spent a fantastic afternoon browsing via the collection of this amazing museum that hosts international art from 500 AD onwards.
The museum is now divided into two buildings, 1 is devoted to Cuban art and yet another devoted
29. Bonus Tip: Attempt Guarapo
I come across the heat exhausting and at occasions I want a fantastic dose of sugar to recharge my batteries.
Nothing at all beats guarapo for this: it is pure sugarcane juice, freshly squeezed.
I do not like the specifically sweet taste, so I added some lime and it was best!
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