Returning From Cuba

by Brenna Holeman
Havana 1 Havana 2 Havana 3

Havana, Cuba

I’m back from a week that was nothing short of amazing. Havana has quickly become one of my favourite cities, and I’m already imagining visiting again. We laughed and we ate, we smoked Cohiba cigarillos and drank copious amounts of espresso. We learned how cigars are made and saw one of the best collections of Cuban art in the world. We downed mojitos and Ron Collins and Habana Especials. We rode around in classic American cars, we made friends with so many Cuban people we encountered, we bought artwork and necklaces made of beans. We wore bright colours every day, we smiled from morning ’til night.

More (much more) to come.

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Ali Banali March 17, 2012 - 5:44 am

I can’t wait to hear & see more of your Cuban trip honey, I’m going there myself whilst in Central America so it’ll be good to get a taste & some recommendations xxx

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures March 17, 2012 - 7:09 pm

This post literally brought tears to my eyes. I miss La Habana sooooo much. You look gorgeous in that last shot.

This Battered Suitcase March 18, 2012 - 11:12 pm

Ali – I can’t wait to tell you about it! You will absolutely love it. I really hope we can meet up while we are both in Central America; I’ll be living in Guatemala for most of May and June! xx

Andi – Thank you so much! I would love to share stories of Havana sometime. xo

Ekua March 19, 2012 - 4:08 am

Ah, Cuba. Cubans are some of the most lovely and genuine people I’ve come across in my travels. You’re so lucky to be able to go there without the hassle. Great pics so far, looking to seeing more and hearing your stories!

This Battered Suitcase March 19, 2012 - 5:34 am

I agree – the Cuban people we met were all so wonderful!

Jessie March 19, 2012 - 5:39 am

I absolutely love the photo of you in the bright dress by the bright wall!!

This Battered Suitcase March 19, 2012 - 5:48 am

Thanks, Jessie!! That’s my new favourite dress…

Christine loves to Travel March 19, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Cuba is amazing!! Glad you had fun 🙂

This Battered Suitcase March 20, 2012 - 4:14 am

Thanks, Christine!

mina March 21, 2012 - 6:36 pm

the last photo of you is so pretty!

we were really contemplating going to cuba recently but ended up going to ny instead. i’ve heard that the food is awful and there are cockroaches everywhere… any truth to this? it definitely looks picturesque.

This Battered Suitcase March 22, 2012 - 5:55 am

Mina – First of all, thank you! Secondly, to address your question, I cannot speak for any of the resorts or beaches, only for Havana. That being said, in my opinion, I really loved the food (but I tend to love all food everywhere) and I didn’t see one bug anywhere. In fact, I found Havana to be very clean and full of great little restaurants. I would definitely recommend it!

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