Before moving from the Netherlands to Hong Kong I took some time off to travel to see new parts of the world. For years I’ve been dreaming of visiting Cuba, so I thought that would be the perfect opportunity to go visit. I spent a couple of weeks roaming around the country, and exploring as much as I can.
My first stop in Cuba, was Havana. What a city. It’s hard to describe, it’s something that you must see for yourself. It’s a postcard photo anywhere you point your camera, stuck in time, yet full of life, vibrant and happening. Complex history, strange and somewhat sad current political status, it may feel a bit overwhelming at first, but the more time I spent in the city the more I could connect to and learn about. As a tourist, especially if you don’t speak Spanish, you obviously experience a very specific type of Havana, and it’s hard to get away from that, but there are ways to atleast taste a bit more, and try and get away from the tourist traps.
I covered my “visions of Havana” back then, in 2017, very briefly, but I thought it’s worthwhile to go back and give a more comprehensive photo summary of my visit, to show just how special it is.
National Capitol building…
Old Town Square Plaza Vieja
Christ of Havana El Cristo de La Habana
La Cabaña Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña
Plaza de la Catedral
Plaza de la Revolución
Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta
Real Cárcel de La Habana
Plaza 13 de Marzo
Faro Castillo del Morro
And finally, a mix of all the above… 🙂