1 September 2018
Now that we were full it was time to head back to Havana.
Along the way, the thunderstorms started and the two of us fell asleep in the back. There was one point hat I fell asleep, my head fell to the side, and I ended up bashing my face on the metal car door. It didn’t hurt but certainly scared me awake!
Back in town we headed over to the fort as our guide wanted us to be able to buy some cigars to take back home with us but the one downtown was closed at this point. After buying a pack of cigars at the fort we headed back to the air BnB where we said good bye to our guide and then decided to explore the area because the rain stopped.
Our main must visit that we had wanted to do was the brewery which was right across from our Air BnB. It was pointless. They only brew one beer and it was like a hoppy version of bud. After that we decided that since we were still stuffed from lunch we would just walk around, checking out the tourist shops, and then head back to the Air BnB.
The weather held out, we checked out a couple of over priced shops, before walking to the next plaza and turning down another street to do a circle back. That is when we met a man and his “daughter” (they both look mid 30’s, early 40’s) who told us about a very popular local bar just a couple of streets away but since his English was not very good, he was getting frustrated and decided to just show us. After walking for a couple of blocks, we came across a group of people and just as we started walking by them, two of them jumped up and started kickboxing each other. What are we doing, went through my head but by the time I finished that thought, we were at the El Florida.
Here we sat down for 3 mojitos and a beer, trying to talk between his broken English and my broken, high school Spanish. When our drinks were almost done he tried to get me to buy his daughter milk to which I told him i don’t have money for that. We then got the bill (18 CUC) to which I quickly paid and then we were off, back to the Air BnB. “Hope you had your cultural experience.” The hubs said on our way back and I felt like I did but it was time to get repacking and ready to leave tomorrow.