Since the partially opening and the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between US and Cuba, and after President Obama's visit in 2015, the world is again interested in Cuba and looking at the biggest island of the Caribbean.
After nearly 50 years, a small window has opened for the Americans to come to the "forbidden fruit" Cuba and its architectural gem, Havana.
So you decided to visit Cuba or Havana? Of course, if it is the first time you visit this country , you need to search for up-to-date information about Havana and Cuba: news, cultural events, political situation, business opportunities, weather conditions,history of Havana, tourist information, restaurants, sightseeing, transport in Havana and around Cuba etc.
And, if you have never done this before, you have to scrawl dozens of other websites.
Most likely, that by searching “facts about Cuba” you will find websites with jerky information about political news , old American cars (almendrones) and Cuban cigars. Most of them want to sell you travel packages to Cuba, hotel rooms, flight tickets, car rentals, rooms for rent etc., or have extreme political content in one way or another.
It is hard and time-consuming to find useful information for visitors, expatriates, tourist, business travelers and readers interested in Havana in general.
Havana Live is trying to fill this gap for English, Spanish and French readers , with independent information from the main world news source like REUTERS, AFP, EFE, AP etc. and own articles from our journalist based in Havana, in ONE place.
The daily news section contains articles with an interesting mix of different points of view on politics, business news, Havana local news and cultural events in Havana.
In special sections of the site you can find information about the history of Havana, the weather and hurricane situation, transport by bus and train in Cuba.
If you expect friend or relatives arriving in Havana's airport , in the transport section you can find the schedule of the arrivals and departures from José Marti airport in real-time.
The weekly updated exchange rate of the main currencies from Banco Central de Cuba gives you an idea about the value of your currencies to the CUC (Cuban convertible Pesos).
Be aware the USD has a value from 1:1 to the CUC.
If you want to rent a car, there is a list with combustible prices for fuel in CUC per liter, fixed for all stations in Cuba, this gives you an idea about your expenses for your stay in the country.
The site renounced to publish advertising for foreign products and services like Google ads or not Havana specific ads and only advert Havana based entrepreneurs to help them with their services and products .
Havana and Cuba in general had a bad reputation for the quality of their restaurants. This changed completely in the last few years .Now you can choose from hundreds of restaurants and stylish bars, with new openings nearly every week.
A selection of the best restaurants is available in the special restaurant section.
Havana live is an independent project founded in 2013 by Joerg Schicker, German entrepreneur who traveled to Havana for 20 years.