TIMELESS ESCAPE | HAVANA | CUBA
The moment we landed in Havana felt like arriving at a grand film set for a classic movie and we were getting ready to experience and play the role of our lifetime.
Come and join us as we embark on this incredible timeless escape through space and time in Cuba.
#readysetplay #playyourpart #timelessescape
Best time to go? Now.
With the USA lifting their gates to Cuba, things will rapidly change and develop quickly. So if you are interested in seeing a raw and untouched Cuba, we recommend you get on the next plane out.
Make it happen. The time is always now.
For three days in a row we tirelessly walked the colorfully inspiring streets of Old Havana.
Every street led us to encouraging stories. Every corner unfolded untold secrets.
Every crack in the wall told us unknown tales. Every door opened up to unthinkable possibilities.
And every smile welcomed us with hearts wide open to get a step closer to comprehend the beauty of many Cuban lives.
#streetsofhavana #beautifullyinspiring #lahabanademicorazón
…to the real world.
Cuba offers close to no Wi-Fi at all.
On our first day in Havana we found ourselves at the Hotel Nacional like little Wi-Fi junkies, who needed their fix of emails and social media to make it through the day. (To be fair, that’s what I was doing while Barto mapped out our stay in Havana)
But by the second day we already stopped caring and decided to go on a total Wi-Fi detox for the remainder of the trip.
Sometimes you need to disconnect to reconnect.
#livingthemoment #wifidetox #disconnecttoreconnect
I read, you read, we all read.
In Cuba the literacy rate is as high as 99.8%, which makes it one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
For Cuban second hand books, records and souvenirs go and browse to your heart’s content at the market on Plaza de Armas in Havana Vieja.
Some of our favorites founds included Cuba by Korda, The Motorcycle Diaries and various Van & Van vinyl records.
It’s never to late to read and learn up on the history of Cuba.
A trip to Cuba wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t try at least (!) one of these classic Cuban cocktails:
● Cuba Libre (famous at Hotel Nacional)
● Daiquiri (famous at La Floridita)
● Mojito (famous at La Bodeguita del Medio)
Music is life, that’s why our hearts have beats.
Most of the bars in Cuba offer live music through out the day – so isn’t it always a good time to set yourself free with a Cuba Libre and dance?
Baila, baila, baila!
Papito’s private salon and hairdressing museum Arte Corte is hidden on Aguiar 10 in Old Havana.
At this tucked away place on a second floor of a residence building, Barto was getting a haircut in a 100-year old vintage barber chair, while I was roaming this fascinating place, admiring incredible antique razors, scissors, brushes, vials and local artists paintings on the walls.
#myhusbandisaspy #cuttingart #hairdressingmuseum
125 inspiring artists from 45 countries around the world exhibited their work for the annual Art Biennial spread over various premises all over Havana.
To paint a full picture of Cuba all year round we recommend the National Museum of Fine Arts filled with exquisite traditional and contemporary paintings pre and post revolution.
These places made our trip, let them make yours, too!
● Dona Eutimia (Lunch)
● Bianchini (Coffee & Cake)
● El Dandy (Snacks & Cigars)
● La Guarida (Dinner)
● Madrigal (Drinks & Live Music)
● Fabrica de Arte (Dance)
Casa Particulars are private homes that function like B&B’s in Cuba.
Staying at local beautiful homes made us experience real Cuban life and feel part of the family right away.
Favorite part of the day?
Engaging in long breakfast conversations with the owners about their life stories and experiences that no one could even read about in history books.
#storiesofyourlife #casaparticular #homeawayfromhome
Pack your bathing suits and let’s go!
After a few days it can get hot and sticky in the city, so how about a refreshing day trip from Havana to the beach? The “City Beach” Santa Maria – only one hour from Havana – is conveniently located for a daycation.
Dreamy Varadero is located further east, which we reached in two hours in a chic hot pink Chevrolet.
At the Plaza de la Revolución in the center of Havana you can find many drivers offering a grand variety of classic American cars in different brilliant colors. Match the color of the ride to your #ootd !
Coordinates: 23.1333˚N 82.3833˚ W
Driver of Pink Cadillac: Sr. Alfredo López
(53) 5 322 6014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Silvia Hostal : Paseo 602, Vedado La Habana (537) 833 4165
Casa Museo de la Barbería- Arte Corte di Papito
Aguiar 10, Habana Vieja (537) 861-0202
Outfits: Rhode Resort