In Hemingway's Footsteps

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Dec 9, 2014


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In Hemingway's Footsteps

The highest point in Hemingway's home in Finca la Vigia, this room was frequented byxx
The highest point in Hemingway’s home in Finca La Vigia, this room looked over the entire town of San Francisco de Paula.

Following in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, Fall 2014 voyagers used their time in Cuba to gain a different perspective on a creative man who helped define literature standards. Hemingway came to the island years after his service in World War I and found it to be a peaceful place to relax and creatively develop new works. Visiting the seaside town of Cojimar, his residence, Finca La Vigia, a local Havanan bar named La Floridita, and the Hotel Ambos Mundos, voyagers were able to follow in his footsteps and discover many of his literary inspirations for themselves.

The group stood in the same space where he wrote classics like “Old Man and the Sea” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. Each stop helped piece together Ernest Hemingway not just as an author but as person with a distinct style. His passions for fishing and inner struggles became clearer with each new area explored. With gorgeous panoramas of serene seaside beauty and streets filled with antique cars and unique architecture, it’s easy to see how Cuba inspired Hemingway’s literary masterpieces and became his place of peace for many years.

The coast in Cojimar...
Voyagers visit the coastal town of Cojimar and see where Hemingway penned his classic works of literature.
A peek inside Figia la Viglia...
A peek inside Hemingway’s life in Figia la Viglia, voyagers examine his design motif and collection of art and books.
A bar in Havana, La Floridita, was frequented by Ernest Hemingway and still displays his statue today. This locale where frozen daiquiris were invented in the 1930s.
La Floridita, a bar in Havana, was frequently visited by Ernest Hemingway and still displays his statue today. This locale invented the first frozen daiquiris and their recipe is used around the world today.
In the lobby of Hotel xx, photos of Hemingway hang on the wall in celebration of the time he spent there.
In the lobby of Hotel Ambos Mundos, photos of Hemingway hang on the wall in celebration of the time he spent there. Room 511 was his first place of residence in Cuba during the 1930s and can still be toured today.

 

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