You hear songs talking about Havana and you may watch old movies make mention of the romantic capital of Cuba - so you would think it is just that... beautiful.
Old Havana and the entire area around is far from beautiful today. It looks like a movie set depicting a war zone with the added bonus of trash followed by a variety of ghastly smells you want nothing to do with.
The people however, are both kind and beautiful.
While walking the streets you see in this photo, my son and I were met by one woman who asked us if we believed in God, as she struggled to find the words in English as she held a translation booklet.
A crippled man in a wheelchair was overwhelmed when I gave him 50 Cuban dollars, which amounted to about 50-cents in US Dollars. He then wanted to give us one of his cigars.
A taxi driver in a 1950's Plymouth offered to spend the day with us while showing us around the city and later drive us to the airport for the equivalent of about $50.
It is the people that make the country of Cuba beautiful. The buildings simply leave you confused and heartbroken.