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Cuban "TiVo"

Almost every Cuban house is now invaded with the latest American TV shows.  From sitcoms and cheesy reality shows to the latest soap opera and the trendy sci-fi series, nothing is now out of reach for the Cuban TV viewer.



An artist in Caibarien

At a first glance, the sleepy town off the grid in Villa Clara – Caibarién – a former thriving port, seemed at strife with its past glory. But as we reached its shimmering coasts off the Malecón, children started flocking and music started playing, disturbing the silence with giggles and games.



Cuba: A Black-and-White Kaleidoscope

While walking around Havana, or any part of Cuba, you’re likely to see some Cubans covered in chalk-white apparel from head to toe.  You have just been introduced to Santeria, a Caribbean animist religion with African roots.

One of Santeria’s many rites involves a religious “uniform” consisting of white shoes, white socks, white pants and long-sleeved shirts for men, and long dresses, “chals,” and white umbrellas for women.  All kinds of hats may be worn.



Photo of the Day: Cuba Celebration

Husband and wife celebrating their wedding in Old Havana, Cuba. Regardless of the economic condition of the island or of individual families, Cubans know how to mark an occasion and celebrate milestones and events. Want the chance to witness a Cuban celebration? Travel to Cuba on any one of our six Signature Cuba tours or Specialty Cuba tours and the celebrations will often find you.



Photo of the Day: A Restored Teatro Marti

The newly renovated Teatro Marti (Marti Theater) is worthy of two photos today. Since the early 1960’s this landmark building existed as a shell of its formal self... literally. Located across the street from the Hotel Saratoga, the building was condemned and stood like an ancient ruin than a functional theater.



Las Parrandas de Remedios: the Cuban Christmas

Christmas time, as we know it, is a time of peace and quiet. A time to gather and celebrate, to rest and reboot. But Christmas in Cuba is nothing but quiet.