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Dec

16

Live from Cuba: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) maintains a long and growing list of international places and landmarks it considers worthy of its official seal as a ‘World Heritage Site.’ These are spots with special cultural, natural and/or historical significance which contribute to global patrimony and the legacy of human development. 


Nov

19

Live from Cuba: Introducing El Tren Blindado

Conner Gorry

Cuba has its share of quirky museums.


Oct

21

Live from Cuba: Trip Preparation – One Book at a Time

Maybe you’ve been dreaming of visiting Cuba since the country took home seven gold boxing medals at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Or perhaps Cuba landed on your radar after learning about innovative biotech products developed and produced on the island including Heberprot-P.


Sep

24

Live from Cuba: Embracing Pesos Cubanos

If you’re planning a trip to Cuba, congratulations! If all goes well (or horribly awry), it will be unforgettable. Part of the indelibility is because any trip to Cuba – whether for business, pleasure, education, or interchange – presents confounding complexities that may be entirely different from anything you’ve experienced in your travels, regardless of how well-traveled you are. This begins with the so-called double economy, whereby two currencies circulate.


Aug

30

Live from Cuba: Beating the Heat

The weather here in Cuba can get a little warm during the summertime. Locals regularly comment on the 90º weather, saying ‘que clase de calor!’(It’s so hot), dragging chairs outside on the sidewalk in the early evening for a breath of cooler air. For visitors from cooler climes, the temperatures can be too much to handle.


Jul

25

Live from Cuba: The Unexpected Charm of Playa Girón

Manhattan/New York City; The Big Island/Hawai’i; Holland/The Netherlands: some of the world’s most captivating destinations go by two names. And so it is with Playa Girón, more famously known as the Bay of Pigs. In Cuba, it’s rare to hear someone refer to the deep, thumb-shaped bay on the island’s southern coast as the Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) – and usually only by way of clarification when talking to North Americans.


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