Ha­vana Hide­aways

Porthole Cruise Magazine - - Front Page - BY MARK STACHIEW

For many vis­i­tors to Ha­vana, the city may seem frozen in time, but if you look be­yond the fad­ing fa­cades of its el­e­gant past, the Cuban cap­i­tal is chang­ing rapidly as a young gen­er­a­tion of Ha­baneros pulls it to­ward the fu­ture.

Ev­ery­where you turn, colo­nialera build­ings that had fallen into dis­re­pair are be­ing trans­formed into ho­tels, res­tau­rants, and gal­leries as the Caribbean na­tion uses tourism to trans­form its econ­omy in the post-Cas­tro era.

Ha­vana’s res­i­dents have al­ways found ways to en­joy life de­spite their hard­ships, so the op­ti­mistic en­ergy and can- do spirit that per­vades it dur­ing the city’s trans­for­ma­tion will only add to a vis­i­tor’s ex­pe­ri­ence. To help you tap into that en­ergy, here are five ways to en­joy your time on shore in Ha­vana.

FIVE WAYS TO SPEND TWO DAYS EX­PLOR­ING THE BEST OF HA­VANA

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