1Arriving in Havana at sunrise.

2Stepping out on the other side of the port terminal already feels like stepping into a different world…

3Plaza de la Revolución – Che Guevara and his famous saying, “¡Hasta la victoria siempre!” (“Until victory, always!”).

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6A parade of classic cars in a range of beautiful vibrant colours can be found at the square.

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10My favourite one!

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13Everywhere around the city visitors can hire the cars and ride around Old Havana in style.

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17They really do come in all sizes, shapes and colours, and are delightful to behold!

18Against the backdrop of the stunning colonial architecture, it almost seems like you’ve stepped into a time machine and gone back to the 1950s.

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22The Cuban Presidential Palace is now the Museum of the Revolution.

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29My Spanish is a bit rusty, but this roughly translates into: “On 13th March 1957 a group of brave Cubans came here to bring the tyrant Batista to justice and retake the lost liberties. Remember this heroic deed so that oppression and injustice can never rule in Cuba again.”

30Fort Morro with brilliant views of Havana.

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There are monuments of the Revolution all around Havana. It is one of the strangest, but also most stunning places I’ve been to. A country where time stopped over 50 years ago, but the passion of its people and their lust for life can be felt everywhere in the streets.

In the next post, I will share some photos portraying that Cuban gusto in the most enjoyable light – through song and dance!

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Thanks for reading,

xx Niya

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Cruising the Caribbean {Part 6}: Classic Cars and Commandants, Cuba

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