Havana is full of contrasts and a real contradiction. The colonial architecture and squares make me feel as if I am in Europe, but the atmosphere is a mixture of Carribbean, European and African. It is just a huge melting pot and with all of this going on, easy to forget that this is a Communist country with many people on rations. Plus the old American cars and the Russian Ladas add to the atmosphere. Then there is the music scene! Everywhere we go we are entertained by local musicians and I have already booked my group in for the famous Buenvista show for tomorrow night. Our walking tour with our local guide Bernardo takes us all over the city. I enjoyed my first taste of Havana Rum in the shape of a Mojito at a bar called O’Reillys, where some local musicians entertained us with songs such as Guantanamera!

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