Photo Diary of Old Havana

In case you’re not following along on my Instagram, I’m in CUBA right now! My family and I are on a one-week cruise around the entire island for my mom’s 60th birthday. We spent two days in Havana and will be pulling into Cienfuegos today. Tomorrow, we will spend the entire day in Santiago de Cuba before docking back in Miami on Sunday.

I have so many thoughts, views, and suggestions on Havana…what a great city and so colorful! I’ve seriously been going camera crazy and can’t narrow down which photos to share so enjoy them all ;)

Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerThis is the view pulling into Havana Harbor. We left Havana around 7 pm a few nights ago and the view at sunset was even more gorgeous! Arriving into Havana, fishermen and other citizens lined the coast to wave and throw the occasional kiss to us ;)

Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerIf yellow is your favorite color, this might be the perfect city for you! I’ve been trying to convince the Prince to paint our walls yellow…maybe this will convince him?!

Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerCan we also discuss this mint green? Seriously, more houses need to painted this color! It also helps if you have a vintage car in front of a mint green house.

Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerOld Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerI know I’m sounding like a broken record but I just can’t get over the gorgeous colors of all the buildings! Unfortunately, a lot of these buildings are in disrepair.

Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerOld Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerI’ll take this car for Christmas ;) My Dad actually owned this exact car but in a different color when he was younger!

Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerSo much old stone work and tons of pretty blue hues! I felt like every time I turned the corner, I discovered a new area, square, or hidden treasure of Old Havana!

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Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner
Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With WagnerI promise to include more travel information as well as my favorite activities, sites, and eats in Old Havana in future Cuba posts! I was just too giddy about all my photos and wanted to share them :)

Old Havana, Cuba Day 1 via Wayfaring With Wagner

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  • Thank you Jordan, great pictures. I wondered what Havana looked like. I didn’t see many cars in the pictures except for a few of the vintage type. Is that a good place for a new car dealership or can the people afford cars ? Sounds like the trip is going well, enjoy.
    Love, Uncle Sonny

  • My experience over Santiago de Cuba. In summer 1948 during my Naval Academy midshipman cruise on USS Coral Sea aircraft carrier, I flew as a passenger in a Navy TBM aircraft, from the carrier in the sea off Gitmo, west to Santiago de Cuba, where we circled over the city, having a great view from above. As I recall there was an old fort high above and overlooking, from the west side, the entrance to the city from the sea. While going east back to the carrier, the four TBMs in our flight engaged in a “tail chase” while flying over the southeastern Cuban landscape. A “tail chase” was a follow-the-leader line of the planes, each close behind another, with the leader, followed by the line, rapidly going up and down, turning right and left, and rolling clockwise and counterclockwise. A fun exercise for those Navy pilots.

  • OMG! I seriously am gonna have a million questions for you when you get back because Cuba is high on our list and I’m anxious to get your impressions!

  • I am dying over these photos, just absolutely perfect!! Southwest just added flights to Cuba and I am pretty sure we need to take advantage and make our way there next year. The weather looks absolutely perfect. Is that car a 55 chevy?