Bienvenidos a Cuba. Havana Cuba, the morning view from my hotel room:
We took a tour bus to the area of the city known as Old Havana and we walked and walked. Plaza de San Francisco aka Pigeon Plaza:
The pink hotel, 5th floor on the corner, is where Ernest Hemingway lived for 7 years.
The very popular bar where Hemingway drank mojitos. We all had one.
In the Plaza de la Catedral:
Traditionally, Saturday is laundry day. Who needs a dryer anyway?
A public bus. First the motorcycles are loaded, then they see how many people can fit.
Arte Corte: a community enhancement project on one of the streets, centered around a hair salon and a barber school. Hair cutting scissors from all over the world have been donated and attached to this sculpture. It’s not finished.
Hamel Alley, a community project dedicated to art.
A local explained the connections between religions in Cuba, including Santeria.
Lots of walking today. Everyone is quite tired. After a 2-hour break in the late afternoon, we boarded the bus again and went out for dinner. Dinner was at one of the many paladares in Havana – small family-run restaurants.