When we were planning our trip to Cuba there was no question that we were going to be spending some time in the mountains. And so we opted to go to the most popular, granted, but equally part of the most stunning of Cuba’s natural splendour: Vinales. The valley of Vinales lies a 4 hour bus ride west of Havana and is one of the … Continue reading The 3 Best Restaurants in Vinales, Cuba
I can safely say I’ve eaten in many strange a place in my time. Actually I tend to seek them out, these interesting places to eat; be it a farm, a castle, a treehouse, a boat, a spaceship, the moon. I’d heard of El Cocinero through a friend, and had seen it mentioned online, and my interest only grew when I read that it found … Continue reading A night above the city at El Cocinero, Havana.
As I mentioned briefly in my previous post, I researched far and wide on the food in Cuba, determined to make this a foodie destination, much as I do everywhere else. Armed with my notebook and laptop, I took down restaurant names, addresses, must-try local dishes and recommendations from friends and landed in Havana with an arsenal of possibility. Everything I read online told me … Continue reading Challenging the popular belief that food sucks in Cuba; Lamparilla 361
I honestly believe that no amount of research and pictures on the internet can truly prepare you for Cuba. You can expect the old cars, the crumbling buildings, the colours of everything, but there’s something magical about this place, a hot fire in your belly that blazes with passion and curiosity whenever you wake from your slumber. I feel it now, I’m sleepy, I’ve woken … Continue reading Cuba: first impressions