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Sep

04

Fan in the Spotlight: Rita Whitt

An advocate and lover of all things Cuba, Rita Whitt is full of spunk, charm, and good laughs. You’ve most likely encountered her on our Facebook page; she’s usually sharing her knowledge, past experience, and opinions with the insightCuba community. I  recently had the opportunity to chat with her and find out more about her travels, interests, and love for insightCuba!

 


Aug

14

Our Girl in Havana: A City for Cinephiles

Eating my ice cream at Coppelia, I can’t help but think of the striking first scene of Oscar-nominated 1993 Cuban film Fresa y Chocolate. The title refers to flavours of ice cream, one representing the gay and creative while the other represents the straight in both sexual and political terms.


Jul

18

Our Girl in Havana: Salsa on the streets of Baracoa

 I arrived to dancing in the streets. There was an all-women conga line proceeding down the dusty road, circling back on itself and returning to the small hall where it had started, a bottom-shaking, whooping caterpillar. As they wound past me - sweating under the weight of my rucksack - they beckoned me to join in. With just a moment’s thought, I threw down my bags and joined the party. That set the tone for my entire experience in Baracoa.


May

20

Our Girl in Havana: Top 10 Photography Tips While in Cuba

 It was as if the people of Cuba decided to counter their country’s problems with color; to take solace in a bombardment of blues and greens, and celebrate in yellows and reds. Everything from the crooked colonial townhouses to the chugging old cars contributes to this cacophony of color.  


Mar

28

These Fun Facts About Cuba Will Have You Astonished!

Many people are probably familiar with Cuba's natural beaches of crystal-clear waters and delicate white sand. They may even know about Cuba's three mountain ranges, two-long provinces of savanna and abundant valleys known around the world such as Sugar Mill, Yumurí, and Viñales. Warm, transparent waters, conservation of the ecosystem, biodiversity, and a stunning variety of distinct coral reefs attract scuba diving aficionados from all over.


Aug

14

An afternoon in Cienfuegos

After visiting the quaint little colonial town of Trinidad, we were all excited to get back to Havana for one more night of fun exploring Cuba’s capital.  Little did we expect to be bowled over by the bustling city of Cienfuegos.  In contrast to Trinidad’s picturesque cobblestone streets and vibrantly colored houses, Cienfuegos provided a completely different look into Cuba that, despite being quite far from the capital, felt incredibly cosmopolitan.  The roads leading up to the Jose Marti plaza were lively arteries filled with st


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