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A Wild New Year's Eve Party in the Havana Barrio

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A highlight of our Cuba trip was ad-libbing our New Year's Eve party. It worked out perfectly -- we made friends, got invited into a private apartment, drank rum, and learned how to dance with a huge and friendly family. To make it even better, we ended up crashing an expensive rooftop hotel party for rich world elites...which was pretty bleak. That affirmed that the fun is best with the locals. Happy New Year!

(It's my hope that this Cuba series has inspired you to consider traveling there yourself. For a complete and practical listing of the B&Bs we slept in, the restaurants we found that we'd recommend, and our sources of information -- as well as more posts about our Cuba trip -- visit Trish Feaster's blog, The Travelphile​.)