Cuba continued

La Habana Vieja, or Old Habana, is exactly what it’s title suggests, the oldest part of the city. Over the course of two days we explored the area with our new friends from the casa. A lot of the buildings are run down and in need of some serious TLC but the government seems to be investing in the rehabilitation of a select few grand hotels and ateliers .

There are areas which are more commercial, and crowded with tourists, but there are also quieter areas where trendy little bars and restaurants have started to spring up in between the dilapidated private residential buildings. Not everything is frozen in the 50s – there are quite a few brand new vehicles on the roads and Havana has its fair share of hipsters… but the vintage Cadillacs and grand old buildings are far more interesting to photograph ðŸ˜‰

Charlette & Ben

Charlette & Ben

I'm not quite sure how to caption this...

I’m not quite sure how to caption this…

Kiwis + Saffas = Beer. at a restaurant in Plaza Vieja you can have it

Kiwis + Saffas = Beer. at a restaurant in Plaza Vieja you can have it “on tap” at your table

it didn't last long...

it didn’t last long…

Plaza Vieja in the Old Town

Plaza Vieja in the Old Town

this photo doesn't capture the grandeur of this place - I should have taken some of the interior, seriously impressive.

this photo doesn’t capture the grandeur of this place – I should have taken some of the interior, seriously impressive.

lunch time: cigars, wine and Chloe dancing

lunch time: cigars, wine and Chloe dancing

beer at the harbour art market

beer at the harbour art market

Chloe

Chloe

Samy & Chloe

Samy & Chloe

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