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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.

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.

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.


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