‘Go to Cuba before it is too late’. We have heard it from others and even said it ourselves. After Obama and Raul Castro began exchanging handshakes, we felt that it was time to do something about it.
Our friends, Tony and Ruth, who we traveled with around Norway in May last year, felt the same. Since it is not possible to ship our Cambulances to Cuba, it was time to pull out the backpacks instead.
We were picked up by a 1954 Buick at the airport and taken to the casa where we would stay. Instead of a hotel, we chose a private homestay in one of the island’s many thousands of casas particulares. Pay a few CUCs* extra and you get breakfast and dinner as well. It is definitely worth it, as they make great food and plenty of it too.
With full bellies, we can take a closer look at Havana.
*CUC= Cuban Convertible Peso
Sometimes it pays to be curious. We peaked through this doorway and a moment later we were invited in.