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Havana and the beauty of the urban decay

La Habana, Cuba

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Experience hosted by David

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

The tour focuses on the ideas that:
1) Walking talking and shooting we can both learn loads about life in Cuba and anchor our learning to the visual artifacts that will be your photographic souvenirs so that this learning sticks.
And, 2) that, after her people, one of the poignantly singular curios of Havana is her urban decay. Havana's buildings crumble every day but her people stay in them until the very end. Some lots are left in rubble and others turned into parks, playgrounds and public art. You cannot understand Havana without knowing her complicated relationship to time and the effects that this force of nature plays on her infrastructure. This tour can run anytime of day or night. If you don't see a time of group size that fits your needs please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll do my best to accommodate you.
The tour focuses on the ideas that:
1) Walking talking and shooting we can both learn loads about life in Cuba and anchor our learning to the visual artifacts that will be your photographic souvenirs so that this learning sticks.
And, 2) that, after her people, one of the poignantly singular curios of Havana is her urban decay. Havana's buildings crumble every day but her people stay in them until the very end. Some lots are left in…

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What's included

  • Drinks
From $16
/ person
Book for a private group
Mon, Mar 1
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$19 per person
$19 per person
Thu, Mar 4
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$19 per person
$19 per person
Mon, Mar 8
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$19 per person
$19 per person

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 5 Reviews
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In Cuba we say that one must have two jobs to survive. One job to feed the belly and another to feed the soul. We are David and Bianca a marriage where my wife is a psicology and a tour guide and I am an engineer by profession and a photographer by passion! that's way we can show you the best places in this city, where you can take the bestest photos and learn about how we live in Cuba. We will talk abot History, Culture, Arts, Religion, Politics, etc. If you let me show you the city I live in and love then, then I will help you connect it in a unique way, where you will also take with you beautiful photos and experiences
In Cuba we say that one must have two jobs to survive. One job to feed the belly and another to feed the soul. We are David and Bianca a marriage where my wife is a psicology and a tour guide and I am an engineer by profession and a photographer by passion! that's way we can show you the best places in this city, where you can take the bestest photos and learn about how we live in Cuba. We will talk abot History, Culture, Arts, Religion, Politics, etc. If you let me show you the city I live in…
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Where you'll be

You will walk the streets of Old and Central Havana moving in tangents to the masses of tourists. You'll see and photograph the stubborn dignity of the urban decline left over from long gone but not forgotten boom times and decadence. Inside, outside and all around the buildings in various states of upkeep is the true beauty of Havana, her people! You'll walk and talk and learn and shoot and meet the people and, hopefully get an idea of the beaut

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Sheilah
February 2020
Excellent! My husband and I both loved our photo walk with David. Upon meeting us he reviewed some basics of photography and inquired as to the type of photography we were interested in. He asked us our photographic interests and did his best to accommodate us. Our interest is street photography and David took us to Centro Havana to less touristy places with a lot of interesting street life. I felt much safer taking photos with David, a Cuban who knew the streets of Havana. Not all Cubans like their photos taken and it was good to have David there. He knew streets we would never have discovered without him. Our best photos of Havana were the ones we took with him. He’s super nice and knowledge. We loved our experience and highly recommend David’s photo walk.
Excellent! My husband and I both loved our photo walk with David. Upon meeting us he reviewed some basics of photography and inquired as to the type of photography we were interes…
Antoine
December 2019
An interesting and different “one to one” tour of the “real Havana”. I did it with Bianca and go local insight on the day to day life of city away from the Old town. Highly recommended.
Steve
December 2019
David was amazing. He asked me if I had special interests. I do (old photographic postcards and classical music). He had lots of info on both, and took me to a shop. He knows a great deal about Havana’s history and culture. His English is perfect.
David was amazing. He asked me if I had special interests. I do (old photographic postcards and classical music). He had lots of info on both, and took me to a shop. He knows a gre…
Sarah
December 2019
Very knowledgeable about Cuban culture and Havana.
Giovanna
December 2019
Really worthwhile to go for a walk with Bianca across Havanna and get background information of this wonderful city.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

sun protection

Confortable clothes and shoes