5 REASONS YOU SHOULD VISIT HAVANA

Location: Havana, Cuba

Havana is a vibrant city truly meant to be explored. Whether you are a blogger or not, there are a plethora of beautiful sights to see and photograph.  Walking through the neighbourhoods of Old and New Havana, you experience the culture of the city and get to meet various locals along the way.

5 reasons you should visit Havana!

1. The History

Walking through the streets of Havana, you can not only see but feel the history around you. The Hotel Nacional, where we stayed during our time in Havana, was the beginning of our first history lesson. Now a hotel, it once was the headquarters for various illicit activity, involvement with gambling, the mafia and an important site during the revolution. Located in Vedado, Havana, it has the most beautiful view overlooking the Havana Harbor and the Malecón.

TIP: Take a tour. You won’t regret it.

2. The Culture

Vintage Cars and vintage feel – Staying a few days in Havana really takes you back in time to the sweet rides of the 1950s. These vintage cars are passed down from generation to generation, many now turned into taxi services.  There’s so much authenticity in Havana, it’s truly an unreal experience.

TIP: Get picked up in a convertible and ride alongside the retro buildings – Feels so surreal and very cool.

3. The Ambiance

Street corner, restaurant, bar, hotel, you name it!  There will be live music all around and around the clock.  By the end of your trip, I’d be surprised if you didn’t know the lyrics to Guantanamera!!

TIP: A cabaret show is a must!  I went to see Tropicana in Cuba and it was fantastic. What got me wow-ed was not the elaborate costumes, or the beautiful music, or the true authenticity of being greeted at the door with a rose, or the rum and coke during the show, but that all combined, it was performed outdoors under the beautiful stars.

4. The Heat

I just can’t get enough of sunlight. The hotter the better I always say. And Cuba is no shortage of it!

TIP: Download the Cuba App on your phone prior to travel. – It’s a great offline app that gives you your location, suggestions to various restaurants and bars and tourist attractions with a light history reading of popular sites to visit.  With limited data, this offline map comes in handy.

5. The Views

As gorgeous as they say – Some of the streets of Havana are pretty run down yet it is important to gain perspective and understanding.

TIP: If you’re a morning bird, enjoy that time to walk the Malecón, an 8 km stretch along the coast of Havana. – Not a morning person? The sunset is just as beautiful and a sight to see.

Currently Wearing: Zara Floral top with full sleeves (exact one here), and Zara Bermuda Shorts.

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June 12, 2017

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20 Comments

  1. Reply

    Katherine

    June 7, 2017

    Love your outfit and the views look amazing!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    Sheena

    June 7, 2017

    I will visit Havana soon.. anyway, i love your outfit. Did you diy your short?

    SheenaLovesSunsets

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      Jamie

      June 8, 2017

      Nope! the shorts are actually from Zara!

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    Allie

    June 7, 2017

    I absolutely LOVE that top on you!! Beautiful pictures 🙂
    xo, Allie

    http://www.champagne-tuesdays.com

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    Amy

    June 7, 2017

    Seems like everyone is in Havana this year! Cuba is definitely on my bucket list, thanks for these tips – hope you had an amazing trip!!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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    Violette

    June 9, 2017

    I definitely should go there! The photos are beautiful!

    http://violettedaily.com

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    Ashley Schuberg

    June 9, 2017

    Omg!!! These pictures are amazing babe!! It’s been on my list for so long! I would love to go one day!! Sooner than later I hope!! I love love the cars and architecture in Havana.

    xxx

    Ashley

    http://www.missgunner.com

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    The Peachy Soul

    June 9, 2017

    great post!!
    amazing photos 🙂

    check my blog out: http://www.thepeachysoul.wordpress.com

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    Carmelatte

    June 9, 2017

    I think everything about this post is perfect! The quality of the pictues, your outfit, the location! Super lady you are 🙂 <3

    Carmelatte

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    Jessi Malay

    June 9, 2017

    I visited Cuba last year and it was such an amazing trip!! So happy I got to experience it 🙂 Love all your travel photos babe <3 Glad you got to experience it too!!

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/cannes-final-recap/

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    MimaMochi

    June 9, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your amazing experiences in Havana! It is such a beautiful city with much to admire and offer. Ever since Chanel showcased their runway show there last year, it has been on my radar of places to visit 🙂

    Adrianna xx | http://mimamochi.com/

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    Yiota

    June 10, 2017

    I always wanted to visit Havana and you are right, the ‘old’ vintage cars are so 1950! I love it!! Your top is so cute xx

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    nikoline

    June 11, 2017

    Thanks for the tips! I would love to go someday, it looks beautiful! 🙂

    TheNormcoreRebel

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    Lora

    June 11, 2017

    It looks like a very gorgeous place! I love that view from above, so beautiful!

    Xx, Lora | Cherry Cola Style

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    Mel

    June 12, 2017

    I totally agree girl! Havana was the highlight of visiting Cuba for myself as well! The culture wins every time… as does the delicious churros. Loved your travel diary!

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com

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    Radi

    June 12, 2017

    I will for sure visit Havana one day. I really want to do some salsa dancing and of course see everything you mentioned here.
    Beautiful post!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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    Jessica

    June 13, 2017

    Oh, I would love to visit Havana! It looks amazing based on your photos!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    Nina Nguyen

    June 20, 2017

    Wow Havana is gorgeous!! It’s on my bucket list!! I adore your top!!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.ninalnguyen.com/2017/06/shopping-on-budget.html

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    Kim

    June 21, 2017

    Wow Havana looks like a dream, and for all the reasons you’ve mentioned! Maybe someday!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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    Kristen

    June 21, 2017

    Wow, love these photos!

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