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“Great historical walk”
Review of Old Havana

Ranked #1 of 238 things to do in Havana
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Owner description: Bohemian, rhythmically Latin, certainly picturesque and, above all, charming.
Kelowna, B.C. Canada
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“Great historical walk”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Lively music everywhere, charming old squares. The closest to being in Europe without going there

Visited April 2012
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“Old indeed as the name says it!”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Havana Vieja is as old as the title states it. It's a must visit for everyone visiting Cuba, it's a place that you wouldn't want to miss as most of the touristic objectives are located there. It's nice to walk on the narrow streets in Havana Vieja and it's safe no matter what time of the day or night you're visiting. Lovely squares and restaurants too! It's very dirty however, as most of the poor people live in that area. If you feel adventurous enough, take a ride in one of the old cars across the Capitolium or even take a bici. Do not talk to any strangers on the street though as they will always try to take advantage of you. I heard stories about bad things that happened to tourists because they talked to such people!

Visited March 2012
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Israel
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“Walk back in time”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

This city area is the most pleasurable are to walk around and be taken back in time.
The shops, sounds and building are amazing, all is run down by years of abandonment but there are quite a lot of restorations going on.

Visited April 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A stroll into history”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

It's like stepping back in time - beautiful architecture and filled with character.

Visited April 2012
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AVENTURA
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“FIRST GLANCE DISASTER.....THEN HIDDEN TREASURE”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Once you get used to the fact that nothing has been painted in
50 years and that every block has some buildings that people
live in which appear ready to collapse at any moment and that most of the cars are from the last century....1940s and 1950s.....
suddenly you come to terms with it and start snapping your camera. Where a building is a danger the government blocks
access off and demolishes it. They might put up a brand new
building in it's place. When you go inside then you see that the
occupants actually live there and have done as much as they can to make it livable. The Cubans are extremely resourceful and recycle everything. Did you ever think of taking an old bathtub from a demolished building and cutting it in half lengthwise and putting some cinder blocks under it and turning it
into a sofa ?

Visited March 2012
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