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Jul

31

Our Lady of Charity - The Story of Cuba's Patron Saint

Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, the patroness of Cuba is one of the most important symbols in Cuban culture and the Roman Catholic church.


May

16

PLAZA DE LA REVOLUCIÓN

Cuba’s most important plaza, featuring the José Martí Memorial and huge images of revolutionaries, Ché Guevara, and Camilo Cienfuegos.


Apr

10

Castro's Limo - A Ride in History

On previous visits to Cuba I have seen enormous limousines parked in front of Hotel Capri in Vedado. I had never gave them much thought until I learned from a Cuban friend that they were once part of Fidel Castro’s private fleet. His real “in-character” ride of choice however was the military grade jeep. As well as El Comandante's transportation, it is these exact limos that were used to escort world leaders and dignitaries while in Cuba. After asking around I learned that you could in fact hire one of these limos and its driver.


Apr

27

In Search of Hemingway

“Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home.” But when Ernesto “Papa” Hemingway “laid his hat” in Cuba, it became his “home” for over twenty years. I needed to know why.


Apr

13

Three Can't-Miss Museums in Cuba

Cuba is a rare gem as far as countries go. In many ways, it fits perfectly into the mold of its Latin American cohorts and Caribbean neighbors. But in many, ways it’s in many ways.

To really know and understand what makes Cuba undeniably Cuban, you need to take a deep dive into the island’s culture. And one of your first stops should be to the island’s museums.


Mar

21

Stuck in Time

Almost exactly 57 years ago, the Kennedy Administration imposed the first legislation restricting exports to Cuba. Many other U.S. Administrations have since followed suit, growing what is commonly known today as the U.S. embargo of Cuba. 

Because Cuba’s trade has been restricted for the last half century, you’ll truly notice how dated everything is; from the cars on the road, to the architecture, and even to the Wi-Fi connection!


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