A day in the life of Havana

From the tourist mecca of Old Havana to the harsh realities of Castro’s cuba take a tour around the fabulous city of Havana. Don’t forget to visit our travel photography site http://www.jasonrowphotography.co.uk for more images of Cuba. You can follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheOdessaFiles/

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  1. Yung Aj
    Yung Aj 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    I came here from Driver 2 . Havana looks like a nice place to visit

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  2. RevoX
    RevoX 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    I always ask myself: How would Cuba look wiithout the Embargo. The West ruined them… In the first years of Castro Cuba was higher in lifestyle than the US…

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  3. Richard Scott
    Richard Scott 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Jason, I just got back from 2 wks in Havana and like one of your other commenters I wish I had seen you video before I went. You did a beautiful job from camera work, through script and editing.

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  4. Chris Caruso
    Chris Caruso 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Very good film. Appreciated seeing how most people live there. I want to visit badly.

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  5. Crinul de padure Crinuldepadure
    Crinul de padure Crinuldepadure 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Beautiful video! What's the name of the music at the end??

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  6. ricigri12
    ricigri12 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Great video. Hope is not too late to know the name of the songs you used on this video…

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  7. Jerry Yang
    Jerry Yang 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    excellent video!!!

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  8. Anna Hawman
    Anna Hawman 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    as much as we would like Cuba to stay rustic and real the people of Cuba deserve so much more.

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  9. MrShanechon
    MrShanechon 18 July, 2016, 04:44


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  10. David Martin
    David Martin 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    The Habanero at 08:30 didn't like being filmed.

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  11. Jay Dinero
    Jay Dinero 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    One Havana story:

    Nice video! I rented a car a few years ago in Cuba and drove to Havana. It was an amazing experience.
    We payed for good parking of course. Walked down the main area and ran into people that showed us around.
    The Hotels were expensive (300), so we got them to bring us to a room you can rent for 32$. (I don't recommend if you don't know what you're doing)
    The same person brought us to a Bar. Then Introduced us to friends, in a house where my friend purchased a lot of cigars, after a cringe worthy argument on lowering the price.

    So after we all go back into the street, with everyone from the house. The main guys like follow me lets go for a walk, we ended up deep in the city hes like no tourists come down here.
    We didn't really care and ended up going to an apartment. The halls could barely fit shoulder length and it was dark.
    we get to the room and its extremely small & crammed. there is a ladder where he can climb and lay next to the roof, the height of the room was under 6 feet.

    The vibe from the street to the apartment changed a lot. So were sitting there and I can feel tension like something is about to happen. We are crammed in a room two 20 year old's and two 30-40 year old's. I told them about how I made music at the bar. I'm sitting on the couch and hes like want to hear Cuban rap bro? Without me answering he turns it up as loud as it goes & runs to the kitchen which wasn't far. Me and my friend locked eyes and I could see fear and felt it myself. He ran for the door, It had weird locks on it but he managed to escape.

    Whether it was going to turn bad or not, idk why I even ended up there

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  12. Iron Fist- HD
    Iron Fist- HD 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    these cars are worth so much to other developed countries. havana is crammed in time….1950s. so youll see lots of v8s rollin' about

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  13. bottledo1
    bottledo1 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Great video !

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  14. Shaelynne Miller
    Shaelynne Miller 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    What camera did you use for this?

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  15. Fernando Lima
    Fernando Lima 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Meu sonho é conheçer Havana, saudações aos irmãos cubanos aqui de Virginópolis,(MG) Brasil

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  16. Nguyễn Viết Đức Ph.D.
    Nguyễn Viết Đức Ph.D. 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Thank you.

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  17. Mwaar Mwaremwar
    Mwaar Mwaremwar 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    HOLA !! LOVE CUBA !!!


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  18. Ryan Homsy
    Ryan Homsy 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Great video! Just got back from Havana myself. I wish I had seen your video before, I would have had a better historical knowledge. Very nice filming and editing as well.

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  19. Nour Samara
    Nour Samara 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    beautiful havana!! thanks for this wonderful images very good quality video!

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  20. Nadime Miller
    Nadime Miller 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    How well put ."Even with so much economical difficulties,the Cuban people keeps their Dignity and pride"….Very beautiful the Sunsets in Havana,full of nostalgic,melancholy and love…..I like this video very much, I enjoy the old antique architecture in Cuba ,so majestic,and elegant,artistic,and great!!! .I wish to visit Cuba now when things are simple and gay,very soon the oportunistic people will take it over and charge mad money to visit Cuba and eat and stay at a hotel…. Now still they have vulnerability,simplicity and natural beauty.No matter hardships the people of Cuba are happy people,praying always for my lovely Cuba!!!

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  21. heyunclemilt
    heyunclemilt 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    a great documentary. it brought back many memories from my trip there earlier this year. thanks

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  22. D. Pereira
    D. Pereira 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    greetings from Brazil

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  23. Dan Fossard
    Dan Fossard 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Great video. I went to Havana in 2008 and it totally blew me away. Such fond memories watching this :o)

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  24. TheSirButthole
    TheSirButthole 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    is it safe to travel there "alone" or basically with an organisation?

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  25. nilza piagge
    nilza piagge 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Excellent documentary…. good vib and perfect scenes… Congrats, you captured their spirit!!!

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  26. Jason Row
    Jason Row 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    @ Global Architecture – I did the commentary myself

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  27. Cold Fusion
    Cold Fusion 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    who is the commentator?

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  28. Rumyana Kostova
    Rumyana Kostova 18 July, 2016, 04:44
  29. IMarkovic1995
    IMarkovic1995 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Are there a lot of stray dogs there?

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  30. alexander3699
    alexander3699 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Excellent Documentary!!!  Very well done.  It inspires me greatly along with my friend's recent visit to Havana to book a trip!  Thank you so much for creating this!

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  31. Michael O'Donnell
    Michael O'Donnell 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    Just been to Cuba, 60 years lost to a beautiful country and people, now time to bin the wasteland of Communist ideology.

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  32. Stephen Kirby
    Stephen Kirby 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    one of the most amazing places i have ever had the pleasure to visit.
    visited 4 times from 1990- 2001 hope to go back and spend time with the amazing cuban people, before the influxes of mass tourism. this short film dose a great job of capturing essences of Havana

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  33. mz dazy
    mz dazy 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    we just got back and the type 2 diabetes rate is same as america, over 30%.  there isn't any homelessness or starvation but infrastructure is like a bombed beirut.

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    WAGG IKJHU 18 July, 2016, 04:44

    I did not see one obese person in the streets, really different from the streets in USA.

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