Home Walking the Neighborhood - Vedado

Our first casa particular in Havana sits on the street (Infanta) that divides Vedado from Centro

Near the Hotel Nacional

Our first full day in Cuba, Liv and I hit the streets walking

Our casa was just a block from the Malecon, an 8km esplanade along the sea

Then down Calle 23 (aka La Rampa), a busy commercial street

A bit of sloganeering to start the day

"Long Live Free Cuba!"

Calle 23 has wi-fi hotspots, with people hanging out with their smartphones

Vedado has historically been middle- and upper-classeas

Tranquil, leafy

But then we encountered these 3 ebullient youths

Like all areas of Havana that we saw, though, Vedado is a mix of solid and crumbling, of maintained and neglected

Liv (on left) chats with Sofia, who lives in relatively comfortable quarters

50 años construyendo nuestros sueños

50 years building our dreams

Chatting with a couple more young Cubans

and a little more Cuba self-promotion

"The Revolution is Invincible"

Liv meets Jose
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