pastel buildings in cuba. / sfgirlbybay


i’ve been wanting to see cuba up close and personal for ages, and now, thanks to new travel regulations, i’m  excited to tell you my friend joni and i have just booked a trip for thanksgiving week! we booked the trip through a tour company called coast to costa based out of los angeles, and our itinerary looks so great. We’ll be peeking behind the curtain of the long since prohibited island exploring the magical culture of Cuba, and will be spending our time between the capitol of Havana, the well-preserved colorful colonial town of Trinidad and the lush tobacco and farm region of Viñales – we even have a lesson in rolling cuban cigars. i’m so thrilled to be seeing what we have been forbidden to see for the last 60 years, so if you’ve ever been to cuba i’d love to hear your suggestions – the tour has a lot for us to see and do, but offers us free time, too so i’m so excited to capture the faded colors and beauty of cuba with my camera. do tell what I shouldn’t miss!


pastel buildings in alley in cuba. / sfgirlbybay


inspirational travel images of cuba. / sfgirlbybay


ornate white building and orange vintage car in cuba. / sfgirlbybay


pastel building exteriors and blue skies in cuba. / sfgirlbybay


vintage signs in cuba. / sfgirlbybay


mint building exterior and vintage blue car in cuba. / sfgirlbybay


white vintage buick in cuba. / sfgirlbybay


• photos by alessandro giraldi; erich mcvey; photographer Tom Blachford for my modern met.