Zeb the Duck here. My friend, Channel the Bear, was in Cuba again. She and her mom go often. Her mom is a travel guide to Cuba for Friendly Planet. Channel is sitting on a canon at the Hotel Nacional in Havana.
When I was there, this was my favorite hotel in Havana. In the 1950’s, before Fidel Castro took power, this was the hotel for the rich and famous Americans. They still have great old photographs there. This is a restaurant in Havana, and that large building behind is the Hotel Nacional.
The California Café name says the Americans have not been forgotten. This last photo is the famous Varadero Beach.
This is great Channel. When we were in Cuba, we were not allowed here. It is beautiful. We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, hope you will go to Cuba soon to see what it is like now. Cuba may be opening up to American tourism. We understand that Carnival Cruise line has a subsidiary company that will begin cruises to Cuba twice a month. The cruises may begin early May. Go soon, before it changes. We loved the friendly Cuban people and we think you will too. Thank you Channel for these great photos.