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Cubans say the best mojitos in Havana are to be found at Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Selling for 4.5 CUC, a prohibitive price for any local Cuban, they are also the most expensive. One sleepless night in Havana, I went to check for myself.
If you have ever heard of Cojimar, a small fishing town on the outskirts of East Havana, it is probably because of Ernest Hemingway. “Papa´s” passion for fishing, and drinking, has left an indelible mark on this piece of bucolic Caribbean seaside.
Nestled in the heart of Old Havana, Paladar Doña Eutimia has become a culinary and cultural landmark in the city´s thriving arts district amongst tourists and artists alike.
Doña Eutimia opened its doors in early 2012, however, like everything in Old Havana, its story begins much earlier.
Dreams really do come true. You just have to run towards them.
by Tom Popper
In 2002, I met Michael, who was stricken with childhood leukemia. It wasn’t by chance. I had joined Team in Training to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and was Michael’s sponsor. I was raising money— and running a marathon—for him.
Doctor Café is perhaps Havana´s most non-descript fine dining experience. The name inspires images of sandwich nibbling and coffee sipping on a Parisian sidewalk. The setting, a back patio in the residential neighborhood of Miramar, feels more homely than haute cuisine is accustomed.
Who: For nature explorers
Where: Viñales Valley, an official national park and the most visited location in the Pinar del Río province