1) Taking this photo!
This fun moment taking a photo in front of the number “35” marked one of my favorite moments during my recent trip to Havana, Cuba! Here’s why: While I’m not 35 yet, I just turned 34 over the summer and that means I’m currently living the 35th year of my life. I’m so excited to see what this year holds! A beautiful and fun trip to Havana, Cuba, was such a special way to get my new year started.
2) A hilarious misunderstanding
I traveled to Cuba with my friend Stephanie, who, among so many other attributes, is great at communicating in Spanish, although she’s only just begun to learn the language. At one point she animatedly explained to our taxi driver in Spanish that we had rented a 1951 pink Chevrolet and driven it through the streets of Havana.
Well, at least, that’s what she thought she had said.
When we realized that her actual account involved driving an old shrimp through the city, we couldn’t stop laughing! Even the taxi driver had tears running down his cheeks!
3) Mojitos overlooking the Malacon
The Malacon, the lovely seawall along the water in Havana, is sometimes referred to as “the longest couch in the world.” And I can definitely see why! One night Stephanie and I drank mojitos at the Hotel Nacional in Havana. With ample outdoor seating, and a breathtaking view of the Malacon, I watched families gathering along the wall, parents watching their children play, lovers kissing as the sun went down… for miles along the longest couch in the world. It was a beautiful sight!
I can’t wait to share and post more of my favorite travel tips, as well as places to stay and eat in lovely Havana, Cuba! Stay tuned, and please feel free to share some of your favorite travel moments – I would love to read them!