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Mar

15

A love letter to Cuba

Visiting Cuba for the very first time is like none other travel experience. Here are my thoughts ahead of my inaugural trip to the Caribbean island, from the perspective of a Romanian-American. 

by Monica Suma

As a sassy five year old, I remember my determination in putting red beads together, one-by-one, on a long, thin thread, for a very well thought out gift for my mother. It had been a few months since she had been away on an extended trip abroad and I missed her terribly.


Jan

10

Education in Cuba, as seen through MAESTRA's teachers

Much can be said about Cuba – it is a land filled with rhythm and soul, color and tradition, a land whose people smile brighter and laugh harder than most others’, a land of inviting, white beaches and savory, rich flavors. But few may know that Cuba is also synonymous with exceptional education.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations Institute for Statistics, Cuba’s literacy rate is an astonishing 99.8 percent, making it the 2nd highest literacy rate in the world!


Sep

19

Recipe of the Week: The Hemingway Special

"This frozen daiquiri, so well beaten as it is, looks like the sea where the wave falls away from the bow of a ship when she is doing thirty knots."

- Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream

Back in the 1930s, the illustrious novelist Ernest Hemingway had escaped his crowded home in Key West - constantly flooded with friends and literati wishing to bask in his limelight – for a more secluded place more suitable for a writer.


Sep

17

Cuban cigars and how they came to be the world’s finest


Sep

13

Architecture in Cuba: Havana


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