El Floridita, an historic restaurant and cocktail bar in Old Havana (La Habana Vieja) Cuba, is famous for having been one of the favorite hangouts of Ernest Hemingway. In honor of Hemingway nobody is allowed to sit in the hallowed corner which was, and still is, reserved for the writer. A drink, Hemingway invented there, is called Papa Doble, a double daiquiri… What can I say? – Hemingway was not only a great writer :) The drink is delicious! Because of the drink El Floridita is called “La Cuna Del Daiquiri”, literally translated as “The Cradle of the Daiquiri”. During my visit, a street music band performed Bamboleo, Besame Mucho and other great Spanish songs… Thanks, El Floridita! That was the best night of my trip!

El Floridita- La Cuna Del Daiquiri. Havana, Cuba

El Floridita- La Cuna Del Daiquiri. Havana, Cuba

Bamboleo by Gipsy Kings

Besame Mucho by Trio Los Panchos

El Floridita- La Cuna Del Daiquiri. Havana, Cuba

El Floridita- La Cuna Del Daiquiri. Havana, Cuba

Cuban Woman. Havana, Cuba

Cuban Woman. Havana, Cuba

Havana Smile :)

Havana Smile :)

Lovely Cuban Couple. Havana, Cuba

Lovely Cuban Couple. Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Coló - Colon Cemetery. Havana, Cuba

Cementerio de Cristóbal Coló - Colon Cemetery. Havana, Cuba

A Cuban Girl on Pony Horse. Havana, Cuba

A Cuban Girl on Pony Horse. Havana, Cuba

Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro

Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro

A Cuban Man is Making Juice from Sugar Cane Plant

A Cuban Man is Making Juice from Sugar Cane Plant

138 Black Flags with a White Star in front of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Havana, Cuba

138 Black Flags with a White Star in front of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Havana, Cuba

Hotel Colina. Havana, Cuba

Hotel Colina. Havana, Cuba

El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba

El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba

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