We took a bus tour into Havana from our resort in Varadero. I’ve already posted photos. Here’s a short video clip from inside the bus:
We left around 9:00am, stopped off half way there to down the creamiest, tastiest piña coladas on the planet, and made it into Havana around 11:00am. Along the way we passed a few oil wells and refineries that stunk up the air with sulphur (reminded me of Eastern Passage in Nova Scotia):
We drove past the real Varadero along the way:
We stopped at some historic fort in Havana:
We also had lunch and walked around old Havana for a while. My camera made me a target for people selling junk on the street, but after I got rid of it and walked around unharassed, it was fine. If I could do it again, I would avoid all the tours and rent a hotel in Havana for a weekend instead. You can barely get a taste of the culture and the life of the city on a tour.
I just uploaded morefrom Cuba. And by the way, avoid chocolate like this in Cuba:
Apparently real chocolate is hard to come by. This stuff was chocolate flavoured goo. If you want chocolate in Cuba, bring your own.
Related posts for my trip to Cuba are filed under Varadero.