A November 2000 trip
to Havana by Candace
Quote: We saw where Hemingway lived, loved, wrote, and drank. You can also see where he fished and meet people who knew him. This trip also was a chance to visit Cuba legally. Lots of Americans are going to Cuba on their own by entering from Mexico (or Canada).
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 13, 2001
Calle O and 21, Vedado
Attraction | "Walking in Havana"
Walks in Havana
At Terazza you can meet the famous Cuban photographer Raul Corrales who took pictures of Hemingway on his boat, Pilar. A poet has set up a typewriter under a portrait of Hem and pounds out a poem about you depending on how you inspire him. Ask to meet the town historian, a 70 year old gentleman named Oscar who is very knowledgeable about the place. Look for the bust of Hemingway made from scraps of bronze poor fishermen took from the boats so there could be honor paid to Hemingway. Also, inquire whether Gregorio Fuentes, now 103 years old, is able to receive you. His grandson now charges for the privilege, but times are tough in Cuba and it's worth it. Fuentes was Hem's captain and dear friend. He is a gracious and lovely old man.