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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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Havana, The Hidden Gem.

I think Havana is over looked by many people worldwide simply because Cuba is a poor, dirty, dangerous country that is funned by a communist government (VIVA FIDEL ). What people miss about Havana is the great architecure that could be comparable to some European cities and even latin American cities. Havana also happens to have great nightlife, and I could only imagine what Cuba would be like if it was ran by capitalism, would it be as big as a tourist destination as Hawaii?

























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Old August 11th, 2005, 01:37 AM   #2
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nice, my whole family's from cuba
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Old August 11th, 2005, 01:43 AM   #3
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Half of mine is too !!! ( Pinar del Rio) "The crazy half"
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Old August 11th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #4
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Nice photos!
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Old August 12th, 2005, 02:42 AM   #5
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Havana is beautiful -...i want to go there..not to live,just to visit
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Old August 12th, 2005, 11:24 PM   #6
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I went to Havana in November 2004 and I can say that is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is very damaged...
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Old August 17th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #7
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i wish oneday i would trave in your country.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #8
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Quote:
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I think Havana is over looked by many people worldwide simply because Cuba is a poor, dirty, dangerous country that is funned by a communist government (VIVA FIDEL ). What people miss about Havana is the great architecure that could be comparable to some European cities and even latin American cities. Havana also happens to have great nightlife, and I could only imagine what Cuba would be like if it was ran by capitalism, would it be as big as a tourist destination as Hawaii?
I think Havana is not overlooked. I read it everywhere that it is an unforgettable place to visit. It's only a matter of time when I will come and take a look myself...

But you're probably right that it isn't a major tourist destination yet. Only smart people visit it
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Old October 4th, 2005, 06:29 PM   #9
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Interesting point you make. However, most buildings you post seem to be fifty years old, so they are the remains of the precommunism era? Do you have pics of buildings that definitely have been built under Castro?
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Old October 4th, 2005, 06:46 PM   #10
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Cuba,it look so good to visit there.
I have never been there before. I don't know how to go?
HK has no direct flight to there ?
Their Cigar is well known in the world.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #11
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the day that castro dies and a democratic government is setup,it will be the end of a city called miami,it'll become ruins.

anyways i don't see whats the point of going to cuba when you can go to dom.rep.,p.rico,jamaica or even haiti and get the same experience and not support a communist government.
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You don't actually have the choice to support it or not if you're American. You merely can't travel there, because the government is still pissed off over The Bay of Pigs and all that jazz.

I love Cuba, I managed to spend a week there while I was a student in Munich and it was by far the most interesting and welcoming place I've ever been to. If you're so worried about supporting oppressive, communist governments...I'd avoid anything that has anything to do with China. Cuba on the other hand is merely poor, as opposed to oppressive.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #13
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I find it awful that americans are not allowed to travel there. It's an amazing experience, incredible country, the kindest people!

And the city looks as an italian postcard..
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I think many Caribbean cities are overlooked. Willemstad on the island of Curacao is a stunning capital in every sense of the word.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #15
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Quote:
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I think Havana is over looked by many people worldwide simply because Cuba is a poor, dirty, dangerous country that is funned by a communist government (VIVA FIDEL ). What people miss about Havana is the great architecure that could be comparable to some European cities and even latin American cities. Havana also happens to have great nightlife, and I could only imagine what Cuba would be like if it was ran by capitalism, would it be as big as a tourist destination as Hawaii?
Cuba dangerous and dirty??? Where have your hear taht? There is not a country more secure than Cuba!! And have you seen any dirtyness on your pictures??
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This is Malecon now. The main embankment of La Habana.





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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:42 PM   #18
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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #19
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This is the view of Malecon from the American Embassy.


These are the pics of Malecon when I moved towards the centre.





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