We are on the final stages of our Cuba tour. Today we visit the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. As mentioned before, everything of significance over the last century happened here.
From its beginning in 1930, the hotel is an American hotspot. Let's see if we can spot some Americans ...
With the ever present Che.
We are touring the site - Monica is ready for a battle
This is a piece of the U2 spy plane that was shot down with Russian surface to air missle. The pilot, Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., was killed immediately in the high altitude explosion.
This is President Kennedy's response to Nikita Krushchev - the key was agreement to remove missiles from Turkey
There is even information on Maj. Anderson
Those green covers are the air vents for the tunnels we just passed through. The Hotel Nacional is in the background.
There is the airport in the distance - Cuban Airlines treated us to this place due to the delay. I've been stuck at worse places. We fully enjoyed our time here. I got to achieve my goal of seeing Havana before it becomes Americanized once again. I might have a few Cuban cigars in my luggage, I'll have to check. Adios amigos.