Havana is the Grand Old Dame of the Caribbean. She comes across all regal with her baroque and neoclassical architecture, but when you get to know her a little, you’ll notice she’s colourful like her history, dances a mean Salsa, can hold her liquor and smokes cigars like nobody’s business.
The old part of town, La Habana Vieja, is still full of life. There are buskers at every corner (although you may want to request something that is neither “La Guantanamera” nor “Hasta siempre, comandante,” as they seem to be the “go-to songs” everyone knows), artisan markets and (salsa) bars. But it also has wide open parks and narrow streets to get lost in.