When I look back on my time in Havana, I will definitely remember the range of eccentric classic cars, the lovely people in the streets, who are always dancing and singing, and generally the great atmosphere which makes the city feel like a place entirely out of this world. But what will certainly stay with me are the beautiful colours; the way the pastels complement each other across neighbouring facades, and how the vibrant shades blend in an artful expression of the city’s character. Here is a look through my lens as I try to capture the most beautiful sights in Havana.
Here is an exclusive look at some of the incredible performances at the crown jewel in Cuba’s entertainment scene – the Tropicana Cabaret. You’re welcome 😉
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Havana is famous for its pastel-coloured houses, so I wanted to show you some of the truly vibrant and colourful citizens that can be seen on its streets. I also wanted to try and capture what I find is the most unique trait of the Cuban population – their gusto, or their passion for life, exhibited in their song and dance!
Arriving in Havana at sunrise.
It’s not for nothing that they affectionately nickname it ‘Brand Cayman’… After all, the island is considered the top shopping destination in the Caribbean. Even if you haven’t planned an excessive splurge in your holiday budget, it’s still nice to do some serious lusting after luxury items behind polised window displays to nurture your inner shoppaholic.
Our day in Honduras was easily the most relaxing time we had on the cruise. The fine white strip of sand in Roatan was without a doubt the most beautiful, breathtaking beach I’ve ever had the pleasure of walking on. If you’re looking for adventure, the place would probably disappoint, but if you just feel like soaking up the sun and bobbing along the shore in the crystal clear water, I would highly recommend visiting in Mahogany Bay.
A cruise in the Caribbean sounds like the stuff of dreams. Blue skies, blue seas, not a care in the world. But when you spend a longer period of time outside of your home or your usual surroundings, there might be the odd day or two where things don’t necessarily go as planned. For us, that happened on our stopover in Belize City.
Although we weren’t the first people to chart the Mexican toen of Costa Maya, we made a few discoveries of our own. We spent a nice, relaxing day scoring the perfect spot on the beach in the neighbouring settlement of Majahual, finding the greatest place for lunch, and hunting for the best bargains in the little tourist village by the port.
I don’t expect that the first half of this post will surprise you much. It consists of photos of the Caribbean Sea. Blue, green, blue-green, turquoise, aquamarine … you get the idea. It is absolutely beautiful, and even after two weeks there, the colours continue to seem impossibly vibrant. But if you stick around for the second half, I can guarantee you’ll enjoy something unique to Jamaica, which will be worth your while. Let’s go!
I have been away for a few weeks but there was a good reason: I was travelling around the Caribbean and collecting photographic material for your viewing pleasure.