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Photo of the Day: Cuba's ambassadors

Children are the heart and soul of any country. They provide keen insight into the people, the culture and the place, but more importantly they are a country's gentle ambassadors. Cubans treaure their children in ways that are measurable and noticible. It's one of the truly touching aspects about Cuba. As such, insightCuba will introduce guests to children across the country and in different settings. You may visit them in a school, or during a performance, at a community project, or just on the street.



Photo of the Day: Horse and Buggy

When people talk about how to get around in Cuba, most people mention the classic American cars. Some give a nod to the Russian Lada's or Moskvitch's that still line the streets. My personal favorite mode of transportation still widely available in Cuba is the horse and buggy.  In Old Havana you can ride around in a restored horse and buggy as a tourist for a couple of bucks, but in the rest of Cuba, it’s the real deal.



Photo of the Day: Showing off a classic Chevy in Holguín

A gentleman proudly showcasing his classic blue Chevy outside his home in Holguín. The city is warm, welcoming, filled with Spanish colonial charm, and has just the right balance of culture and easiness, that you feel as though you are one of a few to ever discover this amazing place. American tourists rarely frequent this off-the-beaten path city destination. I walked into a paladar, recommended by my bicycle taxi driver, and sat down for dinner. The waiter asked where I was from. When I told him the US, he was so excited.



Photo of the Day: Spanish Colonial Charm in Caibarién

This quiet seaside town to the north in Villa Clara province exudes Spanish colonial charm like many places in Cuba. The town is called "La Villa Blanca" because of its white sand beaches.



Pre-race: Marabana Havana Marathon

Runners from around the world gathered in Havana as they readied for the start of the 2014 Marabana Havana Marathon in front of Havana's Capitolio in the Centro Havana neighborhood.



Photo of the Day: Mogotes in the Viñales Valley

 The Viñales Valley National Park in the western province of Piñar del Rio has some of the best landscapes in all of Cuba. This picturesque escape will have you surrounded by limestone cliffs and some of the most lush land in the country.