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Interview: The Other Side of Paradise-Life in the New Cuba

Julia Cooke is the author of The Other Side of Paradise, which is partly an account of her life while living in Cuba, but mostly a study and exploration of the challenges Cubans face on a daily basis

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Interview: The Other Side of Paradise-Life in the New Cuba

Julia Cooke is the author of The Other Side of Paradise, which is partly an account of her life while living in Cuba, but mostly a study and exploration of the challenges Cubans face on a daily basis Read more

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Fishermen, more than just an illusion

Many of these individuals fish as a way to deal with solitude, frustrations and in order to feel like a hero when they feel the fishes’ mouths tugging at the hook and the fishing line tests their skills. Read more


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Romance, love and sex in Cuba

We have started an interactive blog – vista and and add your comments …and secrets…here http://www.visitcuba.com/?p=5543 Read more

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The pilgrimage of Our Lady of Regla -The Cuban black virgin dressed in blue

Our lady of Regla has an illustrious history that goes back to Saint Augustine (354–430).  The early Fathers of the Church, it... Read more


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On Luis Carbonell’s 90th anniversary

Luis Carbonell has become an essential figure in Cuban culture. Read more

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Cubans traveling abroad in record numbers, officials say

Cubans are taking advantage of the loosening of travel restrictions this year to go abroad in record numbers, the government said on Monday, with the tally of travelers rising by 35 percent since a new law took effect in January. Read more


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Boutique Touring with author, dancer, and TED speaker Chen Lizra

Chen Lizra’s book, My Seductive Cuba, established her as non-Cuban with a special understanding of all things Cuban, especially the people. Her... Read more

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Visiting two of Havana’s synagogues

the Jewish community in Cuba is still very much alive as a vibrant part of the country Read more


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Peggy Blair writes mysteries set in Havana

You’re a former Canadian Crown prosecutor who has now turned her hand to writing crime fiction. What inspired you to do your first novel set in Havana? Read more

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How to build a Cuban bicycle taxi

Taxi?  Taxi?  Taxi??!!!!!!   In Havana the bicycle taxis are everywhere. The drivers are unstoppable athletes ferrying tourists, Cubans and cargo all over... Read more


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New record for tourist arrivals in Cuba in 2012

According to Cuba’s Agencia Cubana de Noticias  (ACN) Cuba received 2,838,468 foreign tourists in 2012, a figure representing a new record, as well as... Read more

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Samurai in Havana for the week of the rising sun

A crowd of Japanese looking people marching down the old streets of Havana Read more


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Havana Poseurs

Walking through Old Havana is a photographer’s dream. Read more

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Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, patron saint of Cuba

If there is one single symbol capable of uniting Cubans, it is the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, patron saint of... Read more


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My Seductive Cuba – A unique book about Cuba

If you are contemplating a tour to Cuba that includes a very up close encounter with Cuban culture, this is a book that will whisk you there in the most engaging way. Read more

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Renovating your house: Havana style

Vedado was once a place of retirement for a number of Cuban families was to become the very hub of the city. Read more