The city that reveals itself slowly
Havana is a city of paradoxes, scruffily elegant with as many layers as a Spanish onion. EDDIE LENNON peels them back to reveal a city that is more than a clutch of cliches…
HAVANA is a city many people visit, but few really get to know. And that’s not surprising, for Havana reveals itself slowly. It has as many layers as a Spanish onion.
The difficulty in finding the real Havana is partly due to the fact that, in this scruffily elegant colonial city, the paradoxes are everywhere—and constantly confuse. This is largely a Catholic city, yet is extremely liberal; communist, but surprisingly laid-back; politically stunted, but sensual and hedonistic; poverty-stricken, yet extremely friendly and safe.