3 Things Not To Miss In Cuba: Tasting Local Quality!
3 Things Not to Miss in Cuba:
Tasting Local Quality!
There are cultural elements that can define the identity of a country. Cuba, due to its rich cultural traditions well preserved by the communist system along time has great cultural experiences waiting for you, here are some great ones:
Oh, before I start, Pico (the product you see on your left) is from Spain, but give it a try combining it with the other 2 local products I’m about to introduce you. This is a killer combination and you will feel delighted with it, trust me, recommendations/suggestions from a friend of mine from Havana!
1. Havana Club Rum
Rum is well known in latin America, especially in the Caribean, and Havana Club is The worldwide brand regarding the production of high-quality Rum, proudly made by Cubans.
This is definitely, more than an alcohol beverage, an experience. I’m sure you might have tried Havana Club in a local bar near you but, the feeling of doing it in Cuba, mainly in Havana is something incredibly intense. This drink is somehow embedded in the local culture and is associated with nightlife, music, dancing, or even a social drink in the well known Malécon by night!
If you access the link above, you get to know more about Havana Club. They have a museum in the city of Havana where you can get to know its history, first lines of production and how this product evolved until our days. The bottle shown in the picture is a special reserve Rum bottle.
This picture above was taken in the Rum Museum, I was about to officially try my first Rum in Cuban ground and my happiness was due to the fact that I got in as a local boy without paying anything. I will later share you some tips and secrets to “play” as a local!
2. Cuban Cigars (Puros Cubanos)
This are also very popular worldwide, you can notice for my face how intense this moment was feeling like! Probably because it took me quite a lot in order to get these high-quality Cuban Cigars for local prices.
I like controlling my budget while enjoying the most. As a young backpacker with low money sometimes you have to find “off-tourist” ways to go to places, or get things. This where friends can give you a hand! Thanks to my friend Richard I got this Julieta Cuban Cigars for local price. So remember if you just can’t afford to pay a pack of these in a cigar house, try negotiating with locals for a better price, or the best option ask a friend (local) to get them for you, that was just what I did.
3. The perfect combination of both!
At last but not least, this is definitely what not miss:
Being with my friend Richard (photographer), sharing and enjoying this two amazing “cultural products” and experiencing the famous 9 o’clock shooting canon with an amazing view over the Havana City! Can you imagine?
Can you imagine?