My last post on Cuba focuses on the vibrant street life and restaurants in the tourist areas. In Havana and other cities were there is tourism, the street life is colorful, the bars are hopping, and the restaurants are excellent. Once you leave the tourist areas, however, there is little to no street life, due to the poverty of the masses. Only tourist can afford to buy art, eat in restaurants, and drink in bars. Locals can’t afford much more than food at the market and the clothes on their backs, so the non-tourist areas are bleak.
Still, if you’re looking for a festive time and great food, there is much to appreciate, especially in Havana. It’s not cheap, but it’s reasonably priced.