Mojito La Bodeguita del Medio Havana Cuba

A Foodie’s Guide to Food and Drink in Havana

Before we went jetting off to Cuba, I’d heard so much about how awful the food was, how bland and tasteless it would be, and that a foodie fanatic like myself would be hugely disappointed. I hung my head in sorrow before delving into tons of research on the food in Havana – what to eat, where to eat, which street food to try and the best cocktails in town (because of course cocktails had to be on the list when in the Caribbean).

I was so thrilled to find that the food in Cuba, especially Havana, is absolutely divine and anyone who tells you any different is a great big fibber.  Or maybe they just didn’t do their research.

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Vintage cars Parque Central Havana Cuba

A Vintage Car Tour of Havana

I’m not a car person. At all. I can drive but I rarely do and I wouldn’t know what make a car was if my life depended on it. I don’t even know how to fill our car up with petrol. This is one of those times when I’m perfectly happy to put my feminist views to one side, relax in the passenger seat and leave all the car business to the man of the house.

But when it came to visiting Havana, the vintage cars that the city is so famous for were one of the things I was most eager to see. While I might not have been able to tell the Chevrolets apart from the Buicks, they were just so colourful and pretty that the make ceased to matter to me. Yes, the colour is always the thing that grabs my attention when it comes to cars, whereas Alex was a little more interested in the fact that they were original models from decades ago – like I imagine most people would be.

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Cocktails Cuba

We’re jetting off to Cuba!

I absolutely love exploring new places, planning itineraries of days filled with sightseeing and adventures, of trying to see as much of a place as possible while also soaking up the culture. But, despite being incredible journeys that I wouldn’t change for the world, these sorts of trips can also be exhausting, and after full on trips to India and South America last year, we have been in desperate need of a simple relaxing break. Because everyone needs a relaxing holiday once in a while.

So for our respite from the cold English winter, we are jetting off tomorrow for 10 days to the paradise that is Cuba. Yes, you should be jealous 😉

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