Since Fidel Castro established his regimen in this Cuba, no relationships whatsoever were accepted with the United States, so basically if you live in the states and you want to enjoy the beautiful beaches of this country, YOU CAN’T. But since Barack Obama restored communication with Cuba now the idea of visiting this country is more real. So this past summer me and my girlfriend (who btw is half Cuban) decided to take a trip to her “half country”. Of course I was the rookie one, she has been to Cuba since she was like 5 years old. While we were a little bit scared because we heard and read around the internet that it was really difficult to enter Cuba before the “peace” with the United States, but since my girlfriend was Cuban, I said, “well at least we should be able to visit half the country”. Anyways, so we decided to go for it. Let’s begin with this craziness, we took a flight to Panama (from JFK), and then from Panama to Cuba. We literarily saw the entire “Habana Vieja” form the plane. But its ok, we were entering Cuba from another country that wasn’t the state, so makes sense. Just so you know (we bought the Tourist visa at the gate in Panama)
After we arrived into Cuba, I could say that everything was extremely easy, going thru Immigration faster than we thought (Cubans love to have friendly visitors). At the airport we convert some money and had to buy an Travel Insurance (around $45). But let’s go to the fun part. Our AirBnB friend was waiting for us in this car below.
Awesome right?!! We just arrived in Cuba and we are experiencing the “Real Cuban Vibes”. We drove thru all “Habana” and the feeling was incredible, the overdose of history and cultural richness that we were having. Now I understand why everyone was saying that this was a magic place. We quickly arrived into our apartment for the trip, an really cozy second floor apartment in the middle of “La Habana Vieja”, the best part was the balcony, you could see people all the time walking and just talking to each other.
We stayed over 10 days and we visit another provinces of Cuba, we went to Varadero (of course, because we wanted to feel like we are living in Al Capone’s times) and Trinidad. I would say that “yes, the beach in Varadero is AMAZING!, but the culture you will find in “Trinidad de Cuba” is priceless.
“Trinidad de Cuba”
Now I will include some of the other photos we took: