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Pining for Pollo

Every trip to Havana includes at least one trip to the Hotel Inglaterra’s outdoor terrace for a cerveza, or two, enjoyed whilst...

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Panama foreign minister invites Raul Castro to Americas Summit

Panamanian Foreign Minister and Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo on Thursday invited Cuban President Raul Castro to next year’s America’s Summit,... Read more

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Things to Do in Bayamo

All the people I told I would be visiting Bayamo, Granma agreed I would like the city. Located on General Garcia street,... Read more

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Cuban communal taxis – the almendrone is a delightful way to get around

Over the years, Cubans have found many solutions to the shortage of vehicles and the Cuban taxi. Known as maquinas meaning machines or almendrones, which means almond they are also referred to as community taxis. Read more

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Bob’s Cayo Coco

Cayo Coco (Coco Key) is an island in central Cuba, known for its all inclusive resorts. It lies within the Ciego de Ávila Province and is part... Read more

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Staying in luxurious private houses in Havana

the private rental market has not so much gone up market (there are still plenty of affordable family hosted casas) but an up-market segment has developed that competes with the best that the hotel segment has to offer 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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Ibrahim Miranda: From Cuzco to the sugar factory

Miranda belongs to a generation pressed by the urgency to speak out. Read more

Take me out to the ball game, Habana style
The Splendor of Cuba: 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors
On the road in Cuba with Solidarity Rock

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On the road in Cuba with Solidarity Rock

This year a group of enthused Canadians went to Cuba for the first tour across Cuba by a Cuban rock band, a... Read more

Bicycle Cuba - they’ll love you for it
Bare naked ladies at The Havana Biennial Art Exhibition

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Bare naked ladies at The Havana Biennial Art Exhibition

100 bare naked ladies but the parade down Prado of naked bodies painted by artist Manuel Mendive was a great way to kick off Havana’s 11th Art Biennale Read more

Art with an attitude – Filiberto Mora Rosales

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Art with an attitude – Filiberto Mora Rosales

Filiberto is half of Los hermanos Mora, who along with his brother Yanoski have created a splash in Cuba and many other countries 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