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Feb

17

Our Girl in Havana: Your Cuba Reading List

I always try to immerse myself in the stories and sagas of a country before I travel, so when I’m lost in the beauty of it all, I have something to guide me. There is no more immersive way to contextualize yourself than through the fiction of that country. Cuba is ripe with stories; it has a history so utterly unique and dramatic, that many people both Cuban and otherwise have brought the past to life in stunning and compelling ways.


Feb

05

Interview: Arts in Cuba

InsightCuba caught up with Darcie Goldberg, Executive Director of the Chester County Art Association, following the organization’s two consecutive trips with insightCuba. The non-profit, cultural institution, founded in 1931, provides art education and exhibition space for artists of all ages and aspirations.

 


Jan

20

Recipe: Chilindron de Cordero

For those in the mood of a hearty meal to warm up your long winter nights, you can't go wrong with the Cuban chillindron de cordero, also known as a traditional recipe of Cuban stewed lamb. 

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 ½ - 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

 

Ingredients:


Jan

16

Our Girl in Havana: The Paladares of Cuba

Underground restaurants may be a relatively new trend in the United States, but they’ve been happening for decades in Cuba. Paladares or ‘home restaurants’ have long served the best food in the country, and are now at the heart of Cuba’s newly invigorated dining scene.


Jan

14

Interview: Music & Dance

InsightCuba caught up with Shabnam Samoohi, an insightCuba tour leader that also runs DirectfromCuba.com, an organization dedicated to fostering educational exchange between Cuba and the USA, with an emphasis on music and dance.


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!


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