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Aug

26

My Adventure to Cuba: Part 1

My toes touched the tarmac and there it was, right in front of me – history. I’ll never forget my first impression of Cuba; it was of Tom, the Director of insightCuba, in the most warming of embraces with his Cuban counterpart. What struck me about this embrace was that it felt as though it was being shared amongst brothers, the closest of brothers, who for whatever reason, had been separated for years, decades even, without a phone call or email. For me, during that one single moment in time, I finally understood his genuine love for Cuba and its people.

Aug

02

Three Off-the-Beaten Path Festivals

Hi, I’m Miguel, blogging directly from Cuba. I hope you'll enjoy reading my blogs as much as I enjoy writing them! Finally the time has come for many to travel legally to Cuba.

Jul

26

Daydreaming of Cuba

Close your eyes and think of a country that you long to visit. I bet what comes to mind is a mix of past travel experiences, current interests, and bits of information acquired over time. When insightCuba received its license a few weeks ago, permitting us to resume our programs in Cuba for Americans, to say that everyone in the office was ecstatic, is an understatement. As one could imagine, a great benefit of working at insightCuba, is getting to travel to Cuba to experience the programs firsthand.

Jul

14

Travel to Cuba: No Longer Just a Dream

It’s official, I’m coming. Need I say more? I love the enthusiastic reactions I get from people when I brag about my upcoming journey to Cuba. “You are kidding right...how did you get so lucky…is it legal…are you sneaking in through another country?” and my personal favorite, “mojitos at the Malecon, you brat!”

Jun

22

With Only the Ocean Between Us

Growing up in Key West and knowing that you can’t just climb aboard a neighbors’ boat to go explore Cuba, as we explored the various other islands that dot the Atlantic, is an odd feeling. Knowing that you are closer to an island that you can’t visit than the continental U.S. always made me feel isolated, like there was a twin somewhere in the distance that I’d never met and would never get the chance to. Somewhere out there beyond the waves were the people whose customs my island had stolen over the years.


Jun

20

The Writing on the Wall: Street Art in Cuba

All across Cuba, change is in the air. Whether it be the change that accompanies Fidel Castro handing control of the government over to Raul (after nearly 50 years in power), the appearance of small privately run businesses and entrepreneurship, increased tourism from around the world in places like Varadero, or foreign investment, there exists a perfect window of opportunity to experience Cuba as it transitions from a history in isolation from Americans to a future that welcomes them as never before.

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