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I went by “Copa” Panamá Airlines via Panama City.. Where we changed aircraft to fly to our destination.. Travelling time 9 hours from my country Airport.

Flying to Havana from Santiago de Chile


Cuba - January08

CHAPTER II

Divisa House


Martha Roche - e-mail martharoche@yahoo.com

To fly to La Havana from Santiago de Chile I went by “Copa” Panamá Airlines via Panama City.. Where we changed aircraft to fly to our destination.. Travelling time 9 hours from my country Airport.

![Granma - Unique Cuban newspaper](/cache/tr/travel-notes/Divisa_House/_files/Foto_Cuba_12_JM.jpg)

At José Martí Airport, a taxi driver, recommended by a Chilean friend received me and carry me to Martha Roche DIVISA HOUSE. I inmediatly realised that man had put hise prices up to the places I had to go by taxi during my stay in La Habana.

Mrs. Martha Roche was waiting for me at the gate.. Martha is a charming and kind Cuban woman. She lives in her house with her 34 years old son and rents with the Cuban Government authorization one of her house rooms with a private bath room. I´ve decided it was the best way to talk with Cuban people and to save some money (Euros) at the same time.

My room at Martha´s house has fan, air con, two sheets and 2 blanquets, even it is in a tropical country. January is winter for them. A small fridge, very important at the moment I´ll get my blue scorpion poison medicine from Labiofam laboratory.

![Divisa House](/cache/tr/travel-notes/Divisa_House/_files/Foto_Cuba_Casa_M_Roche.jpg)

The bathroom had real hot water, 2 towels, toilet paper, no soap. I used the toilet paper and soap I´ve taken with me from Chile. I was informed that these to ítems are difficult and expensive for Cuban people

  • Martha Roche Adress, tel. number and e-mail adress: - Calle consulado N* 16 –Apto 2 – Entre Cárcel y Genios - Centro Habana – CUBA. - Tel.: (53-7) 861-6905 - e-mail : martharoche@yahoo.com

A “Casa Divisa”, as you know is a housekeeper authorized to rent a room o more, by the Cuban Goverment. A “Paladar”, is somebody authorized by Cuban Government to sell meals at home. I used to have an abundant breakfast at “Paladar de Enrique” and I paid 3CUC for it, at 8:00AM. Cuban people don´t use to get up early …

![Juani & the Police man](/cache/tr/travel-notes/Divisa_House/_files/Juani_y_el_policia_January.JPG)

I decided that the first thing I wished todo there, was to pay a visit to La Habana Colón Necrópolis, the Cementery, to the “Milagrosa”, because my niece, Nathalie, promised the “Saint” that if Manuelito and myself healed of CA with the cuban medicine sirup, I had to go to thank her at Habana Cementery. I decided to go with Martha in her friends and neighbours car. A Nakovi 1948. I should pay 10CUC to the owner of the car, an engineer married to a lawyer woman , who also had a “Casa Divisa”, because it was more convinient for them. Cuban people earn very few money. So they try to get some with turists.

- [Divisa House](#Divisa_House)

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