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Havana-Cuba

If you visit Havana, you may feel like crying. Almost 60 years of economic embargo imposed on Cuba by the U.S. has put a dirty, worn-out dress on a girl by the name Cuba, yet you still realize immediately that this girl is beautiful. The ugly dress reduces her beauty but it is still visibly there. Once the embargo is gone, the Cuba girl will become the beauty queen of Caribbean.
In most parts of the world, poverty usually comes with dirtiness, crime and poor health. Yet you find Havana surprisingly clean (both the streets and the air) and very safe; Cuban people are just as healthy and long-living as American people. You understand why Ernest Hemmingway loved Havana so much that he lived there for 20 years. You can see his old house and the pub he used to frequent.
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Havana skyline
Havana skyline
Capitolio
Capitolio
Malecon seen from Hotel Nacional
Malecon seen from Hotel Nacional
El Morro fortress (on the other shore)
El Morro fortress (on the other shore)
Estatua de Cristo
Estatua de Cristo
Hotel Nacional
Hotel Nacional
Gran Teatro de la Habana
Gran Teatro de la Habana
Parque Martires del 71
Parque Martires del 71
A street scene
A street scene
Room for rent
Room for rent
The beauty is in the ruin
The beauty is in the ruin
Empty store shelf
Empty store shelf
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