8 Days in Cuba

Cuba is the most complex and challenging place we have traveled yet. It was also fascinating, deeply rewarding and, most importantly, possible. For detailed information on how we did it, check out our Cuba travel guide.

Travel time: 5 PTO days + 2 weekends in April of 2017

During this time, we wandered our way through museums, narrow city streets, Viñales Valley, Tobacco farms, an eco-community called Las Terrazas, rainforest ruins, and more. For more on our adventures and misadventures, see our posts below.

Cuba #3: Museo de la Revolución
The Museum of the Revolution: As Americans, we didn't feel much love here.
Cuba #4: (Video) Cuban Guard in Lockstep
¡Todo por la Patria! / All For Country! Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba
Cuba #5: (Video) Give us this day our daily bread
Vertical, low-tech lifestyle of street-vending in Havana.
Cuba #6: (Photo) Out and About in Cuba
Trans culture was surprisingly visible out and about in Cuba! Especially in Central Park.
Cuba #7: How (Not) To Buy Things In Cuba
Buying goods in Cuba can be tough, especially if you get outside of the tourist areas.
Cuba #9: Graffiti in Havana
A person could spend an entire vacation exploring graffiti in Havana.
Cuba #10: I Guess This Could Be Considered a Gas Station
Our colectivo taxi found us needing gas alongside the highway in Cuba, so we pulled over at a small home
Cuba #12: Hiking Deep Into Cuban Cigar Country With Edrey
The tobacco farms in Viñales Valley produce some of the best cigars in the world.
Cuba #13: Ephemeral Peso Ice Cream (This is important)
In what appears to be a closed down storefront in Viñales, there is an ephemeral ice cream shop.
Cuba #14: The things that parked outside our casa in Viñales
These magnificent beasts were parked outside our casa when we arrived back from the valley.
Cuba #15: Caught in the rain in Viñales, Cuba
With no internet connection or any way to get a forecast, the best we could do was look up at
Cuba #16: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle like a Cuban
Cubans are master recyclers, perhaps to a fault.
Cuba #17: That Time A Wheel Flew Off Our Taxi
We were driving down the highway when...
Cuba #18: Las Terrazas: Vacation like a Cuban
Video: "This is easily my favorite place we've been so far."
Cuba #19: Raising Chickens in Cuba
Abuelo digs out some eggs from the nest of a free-roosting chicken. This man was probably my favorite person we
Cuba #20: Traipsing Through the Jungle in Río San Juan
We flagged down an off-duty driver, who had a friend, who had a family member, who was able to give
Cuba #21: Regla: A Well-Kept Secret
Just across the bay from Havana sits Regla, a fascinating town with a rich cultural history.
Cuba #22: (Video) Old Cars in Cuba
For the grandparents and gear heads.

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