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Aug

25

Urban Agriculture in Cuba: A Testament to Cuban Ingenuity

Cuba has developed a reputation as a country frozen in time. With its artfully preserved classic cars roaming every avenue and most of its buildings dating back to at least the 1950’s, it’s easy to see why. What many don’t realize, however, is that Cuba’s anachronisms have led to countless innovations. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all! The island’s urban agriculture movement is a testament to Cuban ingenuity.

Aug

11

The Seven Best Cuban Festivals You Need to Know

From rhythm and soul, to color and savor, Cuba is awash with art, melody and cultural happenings all throughout the year. The essence of the island always remains the same - its music and gusto for life. With a cigar in hand and shaking to the beats of its sounds, here are some of the top festivals and events you shouldn’t miss.

Jul

21

DIY: Learn Cuban Dance

Cuban dance is for everyone, and the perfect hobby to get hooked on while visiting the island… and continue doing when you get home.

Jul

07

Experience Cuba Like a Local: Insider Tips

Cuba can be one of the most diverse, people-oriented trips you can take to the Caribbean. Unlike other destinations, the island isn’t overcome with resorts and all-inclusives. Due to the warm, welcoming nature of the Cuban people, there are plenty more opportunities to see Cuban life up close. That’s where the true charm and appeal in the island is.

Jun

10

Cuban Salsa: More than Just a Dance

I took my first Rueda de Casino class in Mexico City in the summer of 2011. I signed up for it because it was the closest dance studio to my apartment, and I had no idea that Cuban salsa was different from New York salsa or the salsa that I had danced at small, crowded clubs in Central America and Peru. That fall, I spent the semester studying at the University of Havana. In Havana, I took private classes and tried to go out casino dancing as much as possible.

I quickly became hooked.


May

21

7 Spanish Sayings to Take With You to Cuba

Part of enjoying the Cuban culture is incorporating it into your experience. The easiest way to do that? Through communicating. As with most Spanish-speaking countries, Cuba has their own nuances with the language, complete with colloquialisms and slang that inform as much as they entertain. So study up and get ready to speak up during your next trip. Here are the seven phrases Spanish class didn’t teach you.

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