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TRAVEL VLOG: HAVANA, CUBA + Tips & Advice!



This one was filmed slightly different but we go off of the vibe when there and this just felt right since we were there for such a short time. I hope you enjoyed :) Where should we travel next?!
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Tips:
- Take out as much cash you think you will need for the entire trip! On a higher end we would spend about 100 CUC per day on drinks, taxis, tours, food etc. It definitely adds up and goes quickly so be sure to budget!
- We filled out/purchased our Visas and certification at the airport. We flew with Delta so make sure you confirm that you can do that the day of with your airline.
- Download this app! Trust me it will save you in so many ways. The map on here is amazing and its all "offline" (Just type in "Cuba" in the app store on your phone and its the green one, looks like this) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.triposo.droidguide.cuba

WHERE WE STAYED: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15752806
*Amazing place. Super nice couple that rents it. They gave us a phone that works with their numbers in case and everything is super secure. Great location too!

Places we went to:
- Plaza De La Cathedral: This is perfect for a photo-op plus it has an inlet street with the Cafe I mentioned and a bunch of resturants
- Plaza Vieja: Super pretty, definitely go here for lunch. Great views and a ton of restaurant options with live music.
- Parque Central / Paseo Del Prado : This is definitely a must see! You will find the Capitol building, great hotels with rooftop views and a plethora of classic cars to look at or pick one to ride in.
- Museum of Revolution : This is a great way to cool off and kill some time. It was once home to Presidents and is beyond beautiful as it was designed by Tiffany & Co.
- Hotel National- This is a super fancy hotel with amazing views! We stopped to check it out as a lot of our famous favorites have stayed there. It's definitely a taxi distance away from Old Habana though.

Bars:
Hotel Inglaterra- This is an amazing rooftop bar with an incredible view! I had my share of sangria's here :)
Floridita- One of Hemingway's must stop for a Daiquiri. I really loved these but keep in mind they are 6 CUC a piece compared to 3-4 CUC most other places.
La Bodeguita De Medio- Hemingway Bar #2. This was his go-to spot for Mojitos! Beware this is a tourist trap and you might be drinking your mojito on the street depending on the time of the day.

Cafe:
Cafe De O'Reilly- This was our go-to for breakfast and morning coffee. Try the Cafe Bombon, it was my favorite.

Dinner:
La Guarida- We found this to be our favorite spot. The restaurant requires reservations, but if you forget like us, you can go up to the roof for amazing sunset views and the best food we had the whole trip!

Tips:
- The classic cars you see are Taxi's and cost more than the regular cars. You can however rent one for around 20 CUC for an hour city tour. Definitely worth it. Plus they make for great photos ;)
- If you are staying in Old Habana, the entire area of Habana Vieja and everything I mentioned is super walkable.



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Author Sandra Johnson ( ago)
Hi! Very helpful! which Camera did you use to shoot this video, thanks!

Author kataleRko ( ago)
amazing vlog, new subscriber here ;)

Author Hello There ( ago)
Cancun vlog PLEASE

Author vickie sanchez ( ago)
Question if you don't use all of your money can you get it exchange back into euros ?

Author BLACK VEIL NIGHTMARE ( ago)
You guys should go to Lagos, Nigeria they speak nothing but english so it perfect 😊

Author Travis Mcconaghy ( ago)
I'm going to Cuba in May

Author ROA Love ( ago)
Super cool, Christine! I love your videos! I ve just started to vlog myself and my fiance, Im not that good, but Im tryin my best. Hugs from London! :)

Author Blossom Bite ( ago)
so. good.

Author Ivan Evans ( ago)
Making the trip shortly will definitely visit some of those site and download that app.

Author Neluka Photography ( ago)
Love the whole travel series ...girlie!! Don't stop making them!

Author Patricia TV ( ago)
tess you look like a taylor hill <3

Author Patricia TV ( ago)
tess christine editing is ___ ( HANDS UP )

Author richiepaidsotv ( ago)
i firstly visited Havana, Cuba in September 2015. I fell in love with the country right away. Looking to go back again soon.

Author Silvia London ( ago)
Mi Cuba linda

Author Stefanie Hathaway ( ago)
Thank you! This is so helpful!

Author SAB WUZ HERE ( ago)
MY CUBANS WHERE YALL AT?!??? 🇨🇺

Author Roland Jefferson ( ago)
I would like to. bring a couple of cans of coffee to give as gifts. Is this permitted, or will they be confiscated by Cuban customs?

Author Donovan Acosta ( ago)
I think that visiting Cuba you're supponting Castro's dictatorship (youre spending money and paying taxes). It's like youre making fun of Cubans

Author Stam Puli ( ago)
NEXT STOP....GREECE

Author Stam Puli ( ago)
Great video! What's even greater is that it's recent (2017) so this info isn't outdated. I'll be travelling to CUBA from Athens, Greece and I will definitely visit that rooftop bar.."La Guarida".

Author Eric Paez ( ago)
Vibes! Thanks so much!

Author Jewel Chavez ( ago)
where she get that topless green top at?????

Author Mervin Makalew ( ago)
which app do you use to edit all your videos? iMovie, final cut or adobe?

Author Mike Albanese ( ago)
Take a picture of me. Its my birthday. I'm a sensitive Dandelion. ARIBA ARIBA.

Author Michelle Calvo ( ago)
you both are a dreamcouple !

Author Termis Raw ( ago)
I went to Holguín Cuba and it was wonderful there Cuba is an awesome place

Author Isabella Nieto ( ago)
No one should ever consider going to Cuba. Cuba is a communist country, and they only let tourists go to certain areas of Cuba, to show you the nice part of the country. But if you really know what is going on there. It will disgust you. People are starving over there, dying, and suffering. They have no source of medicine. Because the government doesn't want to give anything to the Cuban people, Who actually live there.

Author gabrielafndzdoval ( ago)
I'm Cuban and I love this! You really captured the vibe and soul of the island. ❤️❤️❤️

Author iKeepThinking ( ago)
5:55 Café Bombón - aka Cortado Condensada - is strong espresso coffee with condensed milk. Excellent choice, I also love it :)
Great tips, thanks for sharing!

Author Lindziller ( ago)
So amazing! Cuba is def on my bucket list! And I love that you give recommendations!

Author Larisa Popa ( ago)
You two make one of the best travel videos! 😍😍👌🏻

Author Ahmed Raza ( ago)
and what about cuban cigars?????

Author Vanessa Zambito ( ago)
OMG😍 I just wanna go now!!

Author Frapigecko ( ago)
Hi! What video camera did you use??? :)

Author Fiorella Canache ( ago)
Amazing! Your videos looks so cool. I love it! greetings from Venezuela.

Author Roland Jefferson ( ago)
Three questions: 1) AS an American citizen did you leave out of Canada or a US airport?
2) Any trouble converting EUROS to CUC at the Cuban airport?
3) Did you and boyfriend travel solo or part of larger tour group licensed as one of the 12 allowed categories?

Author Noor Miles ( ago)
Wow  its nice .....

Author Devi Dewdat ( ago)
what was the cost of the classic car taxi????

Author Pepe R ( ago)
welcome to the hell lady

Author Tegan sf ( ago)
Cuba is such a nice cultural place! I've been to the cafe that you where at!!xxx

Author Ryan Bernadett ( ago)
the amount of selfish aesthetic in this video is disgusting.

Author Iron puppy ( ago)
at 5:08 was that hotel Nacional?
if so that was where I stayed the first time I went to Cuba. just recently I did air B&B

Author silvia casti ( ago)
me encantó este vlog , 😄 pusistes fotos de La habana muy hermosas ! 👌📷/ I loved this Vlog , you had put beautiful photos !!! 😍
Presentas una Habana muy linda , porque lo es.😊😊😊😊

Author veritas essendi ( ago)
Nice impressions of Cuba. Really nice Destination. Hope to visit it soon.

Author akter sumaiya ( ago)
How did you travel to Cuba? I know that visitors are not allowed.

Author Akanksha Agarwal ( ago)
Beautiful vlog. Do you have any tips for someone starting out making vlogs? I don't even take pictures on my trips and I want to change that. This is very inspiring.

Author Amelia Izquierdo ( ago)
My Cuba! I really love that u liked it. Best place ever <3. I hope you can go soon again to Vedado, and Cuba's perfect beaches (the two more famous: Varadero and Los Cayos).

Author Yari CR ( ago)
at what time the cafe opens in Cuba. there is no info on goole. thanks

Author María Abad ( ago)
It's so nice that you went to my country 😍. I can't tell you how happy it makes me that so many people want to go and liked it. It's also so cool that you did the tip for the travel. I go there every year to see my family and I love it.

Author nicole osawa ( ago)
He looks like harry styles

Author nicole osawa ( ago)
Incredible video thank u for the tips!

Author Elisabeth Smith ( ago)
give some of my travel videos a watch I am new to youtube :)

Author Jenna Irish ( ago)
Check out my Europe travel vlog! <3

Author Marion D. ( ago)
The intro of this video was so amazing I felt I was about to watch the Bachelorette ! ;)

Author Amanda Macias ( ago)
Outfit details please!

Author elena velez ( ago)
you should go to Puerto Rico

Author Kristina Tina ( ago)
magic

Author Jacqueline Chang ( ago)
Hi Tess! I'm a new subscriber and I'm loving all your videos. Can you make a video about your outfits in this video? And also, what kind of visa did you fill out at the airport? I read online that Cuban visas are still restricted to only allow mostly government/educational visits. Thankssss!:)

Author Sara Cilea ( ago)
I find it so weird how even though they're so far away a lot of the architecture in Cuba reminds me of some places in Sicily :D

Author Dlz Smn ( ago)
Wow so beautiful

Author Eco Cuban ( ago)
Don't go to a resort if you want to meet the real cuban people! Avoid big hotels chain and support locals by staying at their home :)

Author zack mix ( ago)
I love that music :) what is name please

Author Babar khan ( ago)
lovely video i never see cuba in my life after watching this video love to visit this beautiful country and this video was nice

Author khairul syahmi ( ago)
WAH GOOD VEDIO TRAVEL , HEHE CAN YOU SUBCRIBE ME ? HEHE I WILL SUBCRIBE YOU TOO

Author Trish Wi ( ago)
You guys are awesome!! Thank-you for putting together this lovely and informative video :)

Author MissJustineElizabeth ( ago)
I'm dying to go to Cuba especially since I am Cuban ! Lol

Author Fay - ( ago)
whats the song?

Author ocast evo ( ago)
morenitas ermosas!

Author 1LovelyPrecious ( ago)
Cuba looks so beautiful! I fell in love and would love to go one day! 😍

Author Mariana Garnica ( ago)
Cartagena or San Andres Colombia!!!!!!

Author mrrodman210 ( ago)
Wow! Absolutely beautiful montage. May check out Cuba this summer.

Author Darie TV ( ago)
muchas gracias por este video, me alegra mucho que te guste mi país mi mayor orgullo es mi nacionalidad!

Author Tammie Riley ( ago)
BEST. TRAVEL. VLOG. EVER.

Author Larissa Zellmer ( ago)
What camera do you use for these videos?

Author December1213 ( ago)
Bro ... for reals ... HOW?! You need to teach me dude

Author May Bello ( ago)
I'm so happy someone made a video talking about how great my country is! I'm from Havana and I really enjoy watching this kind of videos because I can see the places that I know from another perspective. Thanks for sharing your experience and for focusing on the good aspects of my beautiful and little island💜💜💜

Author Fay E ( ago)
i 100% sure you'd wear a garbage bag and id find it super stylish & pretty 😭

Author A Nony Mouse ( ago)
The travel montages are very "slice of life" and well made. the only thing that would make it better is if the camera quality were higher

Author Kristen Medina ( ago)
My new Tokyo, Japan travel vlog is out now :) I visit shibuya, shinjuku, pokemon center, kirby cafe and more!

Author Son Ero ( ago)
I assume u flew out of USA as Americans. Don't u have to have family there to visit . Or an educational reason. We want to go .... thanks !!! .... Super video !!!

Author Natasha Hertanto ( ago)
I need to get meself a Patrick.

Author Руслан Селезень ( ago)
Beautiful video!!
P.S. Hello from Ukraine)

Author Juliana Arango ( ago)
Now you should visit Colombia!

Author Lily Smith ( ago)
Tess you look Colombian!

Author abutterflypath ( ago)
That's a great video. I like how you show your personal experience whilst being in Havana. i also love the city and I hope to go back there soon!

Author chrisdrabble ( ago)
Hey everyone, I'm not beautiful like Tess Christine, and I don't give travel advice, but I do do comedy in my travel vlogs. They're brand new and on my channel now - please have a watch! I'm just a newbie. 🙋‍♂️

Author TheSocialite1 ( ago)
Watching for the 3rd time ⭐️

Author Rey Monte ( ago)
Wahoo that looks so cool, by any chance do you guys have any video of traveling to North Korea? I really get very excited when I visit countries ruled by dictatorships the thrill of maybe getting jailed for the must stupid reasons, or assaulted, really turns me on. (JK)

Author Jasmine Ramirez ( ago)
brownnnnnnnn tank where is is fromm i needddd it 😍😍😍😍😍😍🤗😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😘😍

Author Ashley rainbow ( ago)
great tips

Author Pedro Machin Garcia ( ago)
you're so beautiful 😍😍❤❤

Author A Rosie ( ago)
omg this is so funny! My sister was there exactly when you were😂😂😂

Author Vanessa Sander ( ago)
I met a lot of really nice cubans but the mayority only sees you like money when you´re a tourist. And I even speak spanish!
And what you didn´t experience is traveling cuba alone as a woman. I couldn´t walk around without some cuban man catcalling me every 30-60 seconds. And no, I didn´t dress up sexy. Not even comparable to the way cuban woman dress up. In the end I really just wanted to leave Cuba because I was sick of being seen as a sex object and treated like one too.

Author LeMon ( ago)
What are you wearing under off-the-shoulder tops? I love them, but I can't figure out how to wear them comfortably.. >.<

Author Rachel Earls Vlogs ( ago)
Totally agree, some of the nicest people we've met on our travels! My husband and I went to Cuba the end of December and loved it! We were in Havana and then hopped over to Trinidad!

Author MrMelgibstein ( ago)
The cubans know how to cook one mean cat fricasse.

Author Tania Parada ( ago)
ven a colombia 😍

Author Alyse Manatee ( ago)
Beautiful!!

Author Jasmine Ramirez ( ago)
where did you get the brown tank @tesschristine

Author Jasmine Ramirez ( ago)
can you do a look book from cuba and show your tops there so cute.

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