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Things I Learned on My Trip to Cuba – Havana Trip Summary

Things I Learned on My Trip to Cuba – Havana Trip Summary

About two weeks ago, I flew down to Havana, Cuba for a few days to run the 2016 Havana Marathon. We spent 5 days (4 nights) there through Marathon Tours and they set up a pretty good schedule for us. Here are some of the notable sights we saw:

If you have the chance, wander through Old Havana and you will have many photo opportunities. There are many buildings in disrepair mixed in with buildings that had been renovated. Much of the city still retains its old European influence due to lack of funding to do anything other wise.

Here is the things I learned on my trip to Cuba:





Cuban Culture/Safety

Here are a few things that pertain to the marathon:


After going just once, I would love to go back again and get to smoke a few cigars in Cuba and also go around the island to try some rum at the distilleries. There didn’t seem to be a good place for a tasting of various Cuban rums in Havana except at the bar. I’ll also look to do some scuba diving. Because of their limited resources, they don’t use pesticides on the island, so the waters around Cuba are pristine and very tightly monitored for the health of sea life.

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