The Cuban Sandwich: Roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard on Cuban bread.
Moros y Cristianos: Black beans cooked with onions, paprika, cumin, bay leaves, chili powder, garlic and vinegar all mixed with rice.
Crème Caramel Custard Flan
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The rich aroma of tobacco leaves drying. Castro preferred Cohiba Esplendido, but if you want to know what Cuban cigar brands have a serious cult following visit this blog post.
Ibrahim Ferrer, Celia Cruz, Compay Segundo, (and one of my all time favorites) Bueno Vista Social Club. Party all night on The Malecón (Havana’s mini Vegas strip) – dance to sounds of local musicians with the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop.
Pico Turquino, Havana’s highest point. The route sits in the heart of the Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra. If you make it to the top, you’ll see one-of-a-kind views and an enormous bust of local-hero José Marti.
The home team play at Havana’s baseball stadium, Estadio Latinoamericano.
Museo de Revolucion: The former presidential palace, this incredible estate’s interiors were designed by Tiffany’s. The exhibits cover Cuba’s pre-Columbian culture all the way to the present-day socialist regime.
El Morro: The 16th century fortress is worth visiting just for the history alone, but especially for the view at sunset.