The City Guide: Havana
By Tina Okpo and Nadia Sesay
Havana ranked as one of the most popular travel destinations of 2016. Many eager first-time visitors, especially those from the United States, descended in Cuba's capital to take in the colors and culture of the Caribbean nation.
One of those visitors was BLANC Modern Africa's Editor-in-Chief, Nadia Sesay, who kicked off 2017 in Havana. One day into the new year, on January 2nd, Cuba celebrated the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro claiming victory in the Revolution. This was an especially historic occasion, as it was the first time the country celebrated the date without Casro present. Havana, now on the cusp of change, had on that day officially turned a new chapter.
Here Nadia shares her guide to Havana's best visual treats - the food, the architecture, the art - and how this vibrant capital reminded her of another capital, Washington, DC.