Vinales to Havana
Today we left Vinales at 9:00am for the return drive to Havana. The day is overcast, and during the drive we watched a video by Estela Bravo of Fidel Castro's life, which was very interesting. After a brief stop to refuel the bus, we reached Revolution Square in Havana about 11;30am. Since I had seen the square at the end of the earlier tour, I took the opportunity to photograph a few of the renovated hire cars for which Havana is famous.
We settled into our guesthouse, which was the same one as we had stayed in a week earlier, and then had the afternoon free, before our farewell group dinner tonight. I went for a walk through the old city, then into Vedado (the new city) before returning to the guesthouse.
It should be mentioned that Cuba does have some modern shops.
even by Cuban standards, the above car was not exactly roadworthy. The building below was built by the founder of Bacardi Rum fame, Emilio Bacardi.
The following photos are of the Revolution Museum, and the open air display behind the museum. Whilst I didn't do the museum tour, the glass pavilion houses the Gramma, the boat that Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries used to travel from South America to Cuba for the start of the revolution.
here I am in San Francisco, or at least San Francisco district of Havana. This old maritime building (portrayed in the next 2 photos) is scheduled to be renovated)
The next photo was another view of Havana from the rooftop of our guesthouse.
Our group dinner was at a small and crowded restaurant in old Havana. We had a few cocktails, as can be seen, and afterwards, a few of us went on to a bar in the Plaza Vieja where an all girl band was playing. It was a great last night.