It may be surprising for me to say considering I'm Cuban but I'd never been to the Calle Ocho festival before this past weekend. Well this year, I felt it my duty to spend an afternoon taking in this compilation of Cuban culture.
Though I had expected it to be a big event, I definitely didn't think it would be 20 blocks long! Despite the distance, Quino and I walked the whole thing (fueled by too much Cuban food and some mojitos). Needless to say, we took a much needed nap after that but we definitely had a fantastic afternoon :)
Our walk may have taken longer than it should have because I stopped pretty often to take pictures, but I just can't help myself.
The Calle Ocho festival is a definite must see, especially for the food.
Since we can't do it all over again til next year though, I'll more than happily settle for some Havana Harry's or just a visit to grandmas.