Cuba Photos – Through the Lense

Traveling to Havana, Cuba was the trip of a lifetime. These Cuba photos capture the unique feeling of entering a country that is off-limits to the everyday traveler from the US.

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Beautiful Cuba Photos

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I chose to fly there from Mexico, which meant I didn't need to apply for a license from the US. This method is technically illegal but Cuba welcomes Americans with open arms. cuba photos old cars

The risk and the reward paid off as I explored Havana, made new friends, and saw some amazing sites. No matter where you call home I recommend traveling to Cuba if you have the opportunity.

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I stayed with a family in Old Havana in what is called a casa particular, basically a homestay, for around $30 USD per night. In 1997 the government permitted Cubans to rent private rooms in their home.

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This change opened up a world of wonderful accommodation in the country. Not only was it a new source of income for Cubans but it is a wonderful experience as a tourist. Take a look at some of my favorite photos from my trip.

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I love staying in guest houses when I travel and renting a room in a casa particular was just as hospitable.

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My host pointed me to all of her favorite restaurants, bars, and sites in the city.

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I retraced the footsteps of Hemingway, sampled local cuisine, and attempted to salsa with some new friends.

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The decaying architecture and classic cars took me to a time that I have never felt in any other city around the world.

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I wouldn't trade my experience in Havana for anything and I can't wait to return.

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Enjoy a few more Havana Pictures

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