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Summer days!
by Nicolás de Camors

After the first summer season blast, we begin to dream about water, whether in pools, rivers or ponds. But as a rule, what comes to mind is the beach. Then we have to make the decision about whether we are going to rent a cabin, a house or an air-conditioned room in a hotel. It [read full story]

Live like a cuban
by Jauretsi

Greetings fellow traveler. We’d like to pose a mission of sorts for your next vacation to Cuba. Call it a challenge, call it an opportunity, or call it a riddle. Whatever you’d prefer. All you need is a sense of adventure and wide open eyes to navigate the terrain. Ok. Let’s get [read full story]

Culture in the Revolution
by Victoria Alcalá

“What is the highest milestone of culture within the Cuban Revolution” is a question posed by many academics or simple visitors to the Island. Eschewing a long enumeration, the person who is asked prefers to go to the root, and answers that it is the Literacy Campaign. However, this is a much too simplistic resource, [read full story]

Cuban TV in U.S. Airwaves

DISH, the Colorado-based provider with 13.9 million TV subscribers announced the launch of a new channel called CUBAMAX TV. Devoid of any political or news shows, the entertainment programming created in Cuba will feature films, environment-related documentaries, comedies, kid’s shows, music videos, police dramas and telenovelas. The channel’s operations will be in Miami, where [read full story]

An American gets swept off her feet by Cuba
by Katherine Dobbs

A new outlook on life, a few serious sunburns, a Cuban boyfriend and hundreds of mojitos later (don’t judge!), I am back in my home base of classy Charleston, South Carolina, USA, alive and well but with an unquenchable thirst for a return trip to Cuba. I cannot even begin to tell you the [read full story]

Seeing Cuba through the eyes of an American
by Jauretsi

Cuba. Its one of those places that sounds like a sexy novel to most Americans. It brings to mind a forbidden land with 1950’s cars, simple rustic living, and salsa dancing on the corner This is the script one gobbles until you finally arrive into Cuba. Then you realize its a barrage of many more [read full story]

American visitors galore
by Victoria Alcalá

Cuba, and especially Havana, was visited by countless early travelers, whether for business, family relationships, scientific research or simple curiosity. And although until the eighteenth century the publication of the testimonies of those visits corresponded to the Europeans—Spaniards, Dutch, English, French, Italian—by the nineteenth century, Americans began to gain supremacy over the others. [read full story]

Taxi!

There’s only one way to get around the big easy that is La Habana—in a vintage Chevy, an almendrón. At 50 cents a ride you can’t go far wrong, or at least that’s the theory. It brings to mind the quip that "when is a taxi not a taxi"? The time: [read full story]

The Adonia blazing the trail
by Victoria Alcalá

Many people might wonder why all the fuss by the arrival of the Adonia at Havana Harbor, on May 1, 2016. After all, the arrival of cruise ships is nothing new in the Cuban capital (in 2015 alone, European cruises brought approximately 20,000 passengers). But the answer is very simple: it is the first one to come from the [read full story]

Papa Hemingway!
by Victoria Alcalá

A dear friend who once in a while likes to throw me difficult challenges, recently asked me who was the most famous American who had visited Cuba. Because of the proximity of events, I was tempted to say President Barack Obama, the first US president of African descent who resumed relations with Cuba after more [read full story]