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Apr

21

8 Must Visit Beaches in Cuba

Sometimes you need to recover from all the “go here, go there, go everywhere” stress of vacation—and where better to take a breather than on a beach? Each of Cuba’s distinct regions boasts impressive stretches of magnificent sand where you can kick back with a beverage and find some simple peace of mind after enjoying the complexity of the country’s interior. We rounded up the most pristine, picturesque beaches so you can plan some fun in the sun for your time in Cuba.

Apr

16

Getting Current On Dual Currency

On a small cocoa farm outside of the isolated village of Baracoa, on Cuba’s easternmost tip, I bought a lightly tanned leather wallet. It was designed with a bougainvillea, the tropical flower that abounds on the island. The wallet looked to be quite average to a foreigner, with a pouch for change, a space for an ID card, and even several slots for credit cards, not something that is typically used in the largely cash-based economy. However, there was one detail that might have kept an unknowing tourist puzzled.


Apr

07

Yanks Tanks: Here Today but Gone Tomorrow?

My wife and I recently had the good fortune to travel to Cuba. This country and its people are spectacular, but what truly struck me is how many American cars from the 40’s and 50’s (and even the 30’s) are still on the road. We all know that these old American cars exist in Cuba, and of course I expected to see them, but I was startled by the fact that they are everywhere! Cuba is a vintage car lover's paradise.

Apr

01

Havana's Public Transportation System: The Vocabulary Test

Instructions: Prior to your visit to Cuba, define the words in bold listed below. Each term describes a form of public transport in Havana. Check your answers and no reading ahead.

Mar

24

Is a Cigar Just a Cigar?

Sigmund Freud, the founding Father of psychoanalysis was famous for interpreting symbols and human habits. He found meaning is almost everything. In photographs, he is often seen smoking a cigar. Once asked “What is the meaning of the cigar Sigmund?”, he replied that “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar”.

Well friends, I have just returned from Cuba and am here to tell you that in Cuba, a cigar is NOT “just a cigar”. “Tabaco” is the ultimate Cuban export, and is renowned across the globe for its rich flavor and superior quality.


Mar

18

Cuba In A Cocktail

3 DIY drinks that will bring Havana home to you. If drinking were a fine art, then Cubans would be the Van Goghs of the craft. After Prohibition outlawed alcohol in the U.S. in 1919, Americans smartened up and fled to the heat-filled haven of Havana to imbibe—and discovering the Cuban cocktail scene as a result became the ended up being the happiest accident of America’s outlaw on giggle juice.

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