I do not know where to start, my visit to Cuba was so varied that it is a bit difficult to summarise it, but I will do my best.
When I travelled to Cuba in December 2014 there was not much information on internet and I had to get the information on books and travel guides. For the first time in my life, I did not book any hotel in advance or plan my internal trips by bus.
Havana is a big city and the old cars of the fifties go around the city, either as taxi service or as transport for locals because in one of those cars many people can fit, the car will stop at different places in the city and is very economic.
Our modest room was on the top floor of an old building, and had a beautiful view of the street, it was beautiful because it reflected the situation of Havana and its inhabitants at that time, not because it had flowers, statues or historical plazas. I wanted to see an authentic Havana without makeup. I must admit that speaking Spanish allowed me to have a more direct contact with locals and opened many doors.
Cubans are chatty, they like to tell stories about their personal lives and they like to welcome foreigners. In the streets you could hear “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias and the warm breeze was pleasant.
I loved Havana, It is different from all the cities that I had seen before, a city that retains a secret attraction, my advice is to take things slowly, observe people and not plan much to be able to assimilate this experience .