If you follow my adventures, you know I recently went to Varadero Cuba with 12 of my family members. Spending quality time with them was seriously amazing but if I’m being honest, all inclusives just aren’t really my jam. As much as I love sleeping and relaxing and eating all day (#slothlife) I get bored and restless after a few days. A few of us talked about doing a day trip to Havana and I’m so glad my aunt convinced me to get off my lazy ass and go!
We booked our day trip to Havana from some random guy on the beach which could have been a disaster let’s be honest. Our guide and driver showed up right on time and we could tell right away we were in good hands. Our guide was the sh*t. Seriously the nicest guy ever and super smart and funny. The drive took about 2.5 hours with a stop at a beautiful look out. Got me a fancy Pina Colada made right in a pineapple!
After our pit stop, we continued on to Havana! I thought I would see one or two of those fancy old school cars but they are literally EVERYWHERE! They are so gorgeous and you guys know how obsessed I am with bright colours so I was in heaven! When we got to the city, we were instantly immersed into the fascinating Cuban culture. I’ll be honest, I knew nothing about Cuban history (I know, I know, I live in a bubble!) It was super interesting to learn about everything that Cuba has been through, especially since our guide had lived through a lot of it and we got first hand experience!
I had some preconceived notions about Cuba in general and kind of thought Havana would be a dump. But I was wrong! It’s a beautiful vibrant city filled with history, beauty and culture. My only complaint was I didn’t get to spend enough time there! I hope one day I’m lucky enough to have my travels take me back to this amazing city!