Havana: Introduction: Cheat Sheet
Read an interview with photographer Michael Dweck about his book Habana Libre.
Also in this report: The city’s best hotels under Where to Stay, authentic restaurants under Where to Eat, sights not to miss under What to See & Do, great insider recommendations in Indagare Intelligence and inspiring books and movies in Library.
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INDAGARE TOP TEN
SLEEP… in the nicest boutique hotel in Old Havana or one of the larger, full-service hotels: Where to Stay
EXPERIENCE…a ride in a classic DeSoto or Buick convertible or rent one for the day
SPLURGE… on tickets for the Tropicana cabaret show
DRINK… delicious daiquiris at El Floridita, Ernest Hemingway’s favorite bar
SAVOR… the sounds of the live music of the Buena Visit Social Club at Café Taverna
VISIT… Ernest Hemingway’s estate Finca La Vigia (“The Lookout”) and admire his rooms exactly as he left them
SEE… a ballet performance—or a rehearsal—at the Gran Teatro de la Habana
SHOP… at the studios of Cuban artists
KNOW…the insider guides who can get you reservations at the best paladares and navigate the notorious Cuban bureaucracy