When entering Havana you will notice it immediately: there’s a grayish haze hanging above the city. A result of years and years of pollution.
This results in the fact that streets and buildings literally color 50 shades of gray.
And even though the beautiful, brightly painted old timers bring charm and nostalgia, as soon as they pass you, they quickly disappear in a thin blue line of exhaust gases. Leaving you breathing for air.
Luckily Havana is situated at the North-West coast of Cuba. During the hot and smoggy summer months (July-August) the citizens of Havana flee the city to one of the beaches east of the city: the beaches of Playa del Este.