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1995’s pink Pontiac

Even though this is an outfit post, these pictures were taken during our Cuba trip in the most touristic ambience possible. When in Havana, we, obviously, did a vintage car tour around the city, and after the tour we spent quite a lot of time shooting these images.
Usually, the vintage cars for city tours are parked in front of the Hotel Inglaterra. There is a big selection of cars, and the possibility that you’ll get crazy choosing the ONE. It’s a cliché that girls always take pink cars, and even though I fell in love with every single color, mine had to be pink too (next time I’ll take red one). So here is my 1955’s pink Pontiac, a very pretty car, which I almost took to Paris. Continue reading…

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Discovering Trinidad & Cienfuegos

Streets of Trinidad, Cuba

After staying first five days in Havana, we decided to visit Trinidad and Cienfuegos. Instead of going directly to Trinidad, we wanted to visit la Finca Vigia, where Ernest Hemingway used to live, and the city of Santa Clara. In this case the best option was to hire the driver, as the bus does not make this complicated route. Our driver, Jorge, was the loveliest man. He made us the tour for very reasonable price of 180 CUC (finally we paid him 190, as he was very nice to us). First we visited La Finca Vigia (just 20 minutes away from Havana) but unfortunately it was closed for some renovations works. After we drove to Santa Clara and made a stop at Che Guevara Museum (It’s a quick stop, no need of more than half an hour to see everything). Afterwards we went to have a lunch at the famous restaurant La Casona Guevara (one of the best in Santa Clara), and then we took 3 hours to walk around the center of the city. We were quite surprised as it is very different from Havana. It’s full of young people (apparently because there are many universities). The architecture was similar, but buildings are lower. We also visited the beautiful theatre La Caridad, which is a national monument of Cuba. It was built in 19th century and it is one of the few remaining colonial theatres in Cuba. The visit costs only 1CUC and it’s totally worth it. Continue reading…

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Under the sun of Havana

Today I want to share with you one of the outfits I wore in Havana. Before going to Cuba, I tried to select some colourful clothes to combine them with the surroundings. As you know, Havana and the rest of Cuba is full of beautiful colonial buildings painted in different colours. For those who love to take pictures in front of colourful doors and walls, it’s a pure paradise. Of course, I did some of them too, but today I’m gonna show you the pictures we took on the rooftop of our last Airbnb, which turned out to be a beautiful boutique hotel Animas 303. From this terrace you could enjoy some amazing views of Havana, including El Capitolio. Continue reading…

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Havana, mi amor

Havana, Cuba - Paseo de Marti

Havana

I’m very excited about this post, since visiting Cuba was, probably, one of the best decision of my life. When Sebastian told me he wanted to go for two weeks, to enjoy the country and shoot some beautiful tile floors, the first thing I felt was the fear. I did not know Cuba and my opinion about the country was completely different from what is it now. I could not avoid to think about practical things. I was afraid of everything and I had my doubts if I should go or not. From today’s perspective, I can assure you, Cuba is one of the best destinations I have ever visited. First of all, it is such an unique country! You can’t find anywhere else what you’ll see in Cuba. It’s like traveling in time. The beautiful architecture, old vintage cars and music everywhere will make this experience absolutely unforgettable. I have never seen so many beautiful buildings together in my entire life. Yes, some of them are old and in bad shape, since the humidity affects them a lot, but they are still gorgeous and with a little help, they will keep being it. Cuban people are the loveliest people in the world. They love to share their thoughts and experiences with you. They are very PROUD of being who they are and this made me respect them even more. It’s a known fact Cuba has some economical problems and yes, their struggle because of imposed restrictions is real. They don’t have access to a lot of things, but Cubans are very creative to find solutions to their problems. POSITIVITY is the state of their mind and that’s how they keep theirselves happy. Highlighting their free education and health care system, which is one of the bests in the world! After my 2 weeks stay there, I came to the conclusion that it is one of the best places to live and have a calm life. As I’m not gonna be able to live there, I’ll make sure to visit it soon again. Meanwhile I leave you some tips in case you decide to travel to this beautiful country.
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