If you’ve been following my Alphabet Dating adventures, then you will know that May is the month of our ‘C’ date. More of a happy coincidence rather than a lavish gesture, our ‘C’ date ended up being a holiday to Cuba! (I told you it would be a good one!).
We were toying with the idea of Costa Rica (coincidentally another ‘C’) but for what we wanted to do that would have required alot more planning so we decided on a ‘book it, pack it, fly off’ getaway to the Caribbean island of salsa, sunshine and copious amounts of rum. We owed it to our 2009 selves as Cuba has been on our bucket lists for many years now.
The trip got off to the perfect start as I was lucky enough to win Meet & Greet Parking at Gatwick Airport courtesy of the lovely Emily at The Cosy Traveller and Purple Parking. Meet & Greet Parking isn’t something I’ve ever done before but it definitely makes the beginning of your holiday easy and straight forward as we were greeted right there on the doorstep to the airport, handed over our keys and off we went! Thank you Emily and Purple Parking!
Of course I will write more about our holiday but to give you a little taster, we spent 3 nights in Havana where we marvelled at the architecture, took a tour in a 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe (which was pink, FYI!) and enjoyed live music and plenty of cheap cocktails. We followed our Havana visit with a week-long stay at a beach resort in Varadero – where the sand is white and the sea a brilliant blue.
I’m glad I visited Cuba as I have been wanting to go there for a long time, but I’m not sure I would hurry back. Havana was interesting, Varadero beach was beautiful, the music was lively and the drinks were good. Sadly I had more than my fair share of feeling unwell and with a couple of exceptions I really didn’t enjoy the food too much! Plus let’s not forget that there’s so much more of the world to explore!
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