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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hola Cuba!

Gosh it was hot!

In Varadero, Cuba!

We stayed at the lovely Iberostar Varadero for a week of sizzling sun, fun, food, drinks, beach, pool, and star friends. Here's a brief tour of where we stayed:

View of the lobby (click on the image to enlarge).

The hallway beside the lobby.

The iconic Iberostar Varadero gazebo.

Pool-side bar, jacuzzi, pool volley-ball (early in the morning before the area gets populated).

Map of Iberostar Varadero. We stayed in villa #13! Can you spot where we took the photo?

Oh beach, how we miss thee!

Photos of some of the food we had. There was so much - buffet everyday! Except we forgot to weigh ourselves before the trip, so we can't say if we've gained any weight. I think that it is best not to know!
Top left going clockwise: Delicious chocolate mousse cake; FBI - Fried Banana Ice Cream, or a Flaming Banana in this case; Pretty and yummy pink cake; Closest dessert we found to a cupcake. Chocolate drizzled with icing. It was really hard.

Main image: Heart of teppanyaki vegetables at the Japanese à-la-carte.
Top left to bottom right: Plates waiting for the entrees at the Cuban à-la-carte; Seafood pasta at the Mediterranean à-la-carte; Curry chicken and fried potatoes with rice from Hotel Florida in Havana; Vegetable rolls at the Japanese à-la-carte; Fried Rice at the Japanese à-la-carte.

Photos from our day trip to Havana:
Inside Hotel Florida, we stopped to have lunch here.

The famous Hotel Ambos Mundos! Does anyone know why? It has to do with an author...

Beautiful architecture in the city of Havana.

Sadly, not all the buildings are maintained, but I sort of like the washed-out colours.

-20%!!! your taxi ride!

A flash of yellow drives by us.

Sigh. It was a great trip, but now we'll nurse our sunburns, mosquito bites, and play catch-up with everything we missed. That's all for now, it is time to get back-to-work!


  1. I'm so jealous of it all! (minus that hard cupcake :-)

    The pictures are gorgeous. Glad you had a great time.

  2. Wow! Looks like you had an amazing time! I'm so jealous!! Great pictures =)

  3. Monica H - Hehe, that cupcake was hard!

    Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] - Thank you, it was a great vacation... =)