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Apr

10

2019 Marabana: Go For It!

Its 5 o'clock in the morning, I wake up excited. Today is the big day. Today, I push my body and transcend the doubts and jitters of my mind to run the Marabana - Havana’s annual marathon. I do my routine without changing a thing; it always brings me luck. I continue to prepare myself and there is only one thought on my mind, I’m already a winner, I’m in Havana!


Apr

10

Castro's Limo - A Ride in History

On previous visits to Cuba I have seen enormous limousines parked in front of Hotel Capri in Vedado. I had never gave them much thought until I learned from a Cuban friend that they were once part of Fidel Castro’s private fleet. His real “in-character” ride of choice however was the military grade jeep. As well as El Comandante's transportation, it is these exact limos that were used to escort world leaders and dignitaries while in Cuba. After asking around I learned that you could in fact hire one of these limos and its driver.


Apr

09

Cuba Solo Travel: What American Travelers Need to Know

Solo travel is on the rise. According to Agoda’s Solo Travel Trends 2018 survey, 61% of respondents said they would prefer to travel solo as compared with 48% that said they would prefer to travel with friends. Whether travel is simply getting easier or destinations are becoming inspired or demystified through social media, solo travelers are not letting the fact that they don’t have a travel companion stop them from visiting the destination of their choice. 


Dec

24

Recipe of the Week: Cuban Paella

One of our all time favorites just in time for the holidays. Here's a delicious recipe for Cuban paella with a few tips we've picked up along the way. This easily serves between 4 and 6 adults so feel free to scale up or down depending on the size of your party. We're sure you and your guests will enjoy as much as we do. 


Dec

22

Havana Upgrades for its 500-Year Anniversary

Cuba is gearing up for Havana’s 500-year anniversary with all the color and flair that Havana is famous for. For Cuban Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero Cruz, the anniversary is an opportunity to re-launch Havana as a tourist destination. Still relatively new as a player on the world tourism stage, Cuba will follow a well-worn path of cities using events such as the Olympics or the Football World Cup to promote and improve themselves as a tourist attraction.  


Dec

21

Clandestina: Homegrown Cuban Talent

Entrepreneurship on the island breathes stronger than ever. After waiting decades, small seeds of change are finally starting to bear fruit and uncertainty has given way to private enterprise. For many Cubans who have dreamed of owning their own business, the time is now. The businesses that have emerged since the initial boom back in 2013 have become solid and strong fixtures; establishing their own identity and market concept along with the undeniable grit that comes along with the Cuban spirit. Such is the case with Clandestina, the first urban clothing brand, homegrown on the island.


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