Ever since American travel to Cuba has been possible again, I have been salivating over the idea of visiting this forbidden country. I honestly didn’t know what to expect besides what I’ve seen in American movies. You know, dreamy Havana nights, super strong coffee (yum!), cubano sandwiches, salsa dancing, and a country that seems to still be living in the 1960’s. But it all sounded extremely inviting, and I couldn’t wait to see this hidden gem for myself!
I started my trip off in Havana – which was the city I was the most excited to see! I began in Centro Habana, making my way into the Habana Vieja. Following my wanderlust feet, the lines between the two neighborhoods began to blur.
I wandered the streets for hours, getting lost in the beauty that ultimately is Havana. This city has a pulse of life that beats so strong. I love stumbling upon local markets as I mosey through the streets. I’m obsessed with the vibrant colors of the local fruits and vegetables.
I love the sounds in the streets! La rumba music just seems to reverberate around the city. I found it hard to resist the urge to throw my ambitions to the wind and just dance my way through the streets with a mojito in hand.
Crowded, dirty, (sometimes smelly!) but always enchanting, Havana did not disappoint. I could have stayed a lot longer just getting lost in the streets. ?
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Tiffany created Lavender Vines as a place to share her love for Jesus and adventures from around the world. She has a slight obsession with salted caramel lattes, Japanese kimonos, and an ongoing love affair with NYC and Paris.