Throwback Thursday: Plymouth Fury

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el peluquero

600_4105-e_wor “the hairdresser” in English.

This project in Havana is meant to give the poor an opportuntiy to earn their own money by teaching them to become a hairdresser. On the other hand old and poor people can get a free haircut by being a volunteer for the trainees. So, both side can profiting.

You, as a tourist, can visit the school and the regular salon. It’s a complete (even small) street between Continue reading

The castle

600_3923-ec_wHavana is located at the coast, but it also has a big bay that is used for the harbor. This bay has a small passage to come in. The city with the old town is located on one side of this entrance and an old castle is located on the other side:  Continue reading

Walking aroung in the old town of Havana II

600_3725-e_wThis is the second post on the old town of Havana. I don’t want to write much, but show photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoys being in Havana.

This time I show you photos taken at the former governors palace. You know, Cuba was founded by the Spanish conquistadores and Havana was the capital (as the successor of Santiago de Cuba, the originally capital).

Our local guide also told us about the place in front of the palace: the ground is covered by wooden tiles instead of  stones. That’s because of noise. In that time, it was common to have a siesta, a rest time during the noon times, because the sun is too hot at that hours. Continue reading

Walking around in the old town of Havana

600_3688-e_wHavana is the capital of Cuba. The complete name is Villa San Cristóbal de La Habana.

The city was founded back in the early 16th century by the spanish conquerors. You can still find many old buildings in Havana, i.e. strongholds and churches from that time.

The Cuban government is currently doing many renovations. Houses, streets and places are undergoing a renovation process to get rid of broken facades and holes in the streets. Houses are also freshly repainted, i.e. the houses around Plaza Vieja are all bought by the government, renewed and repainted. Now Continue reading

From dusk till down

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Today I have a few photo’s from Havana for you.

I took these photos from my hotel in Havana at the first evening and the first morning. It’s located near the historic center of the city. You can see the Capitol in the background, the Paseo del Prado (main avenue leading from the Capitol down to the Malecón at the sea).

You can also see the quarter Centro with the sea in the background Continue reading