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May

20

Our Girl in Havana: Top 10 Photography Tips While in Cuba

 It was as if the people of Cuba decided to counter their country’s problems with color; to take solace in a bombardment of blues and greens, and celebrate in yellows and reds. Everything from the crooked colonial townhouses to the chugging old cars contributes to this cacophony of color.  


May

02

Recipe of the Week: Enchilado de Camarones

You can’t get more authentic than enchilado de camarones, which is a Cuban-Creole shrimp stew.  Combining the Cuban cuisine with Haiti’s moderately spicy ingredients, this recipe mirrors the duality of the Afro-Cuban culture. Usually served over a bed of rice this tasty delight can be paired with Cuban bread or avocado salad.


May

02

How to Enter our Sweepstakes with Facebook

Chances are you heard about our “Win a Trip for Two to Cuba” Sweepstakes and you want in. You also probably heard that you need a Facebook account in order to enter the contest but you don’t have one. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We would hate for you to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Below you will find a quick and simplistic guide to creating your account.

  


Apr

25

Our Girl in Havana: The Antiques of Trinidad

‘Antique’ doesn’t have quite the same significance in Cuba. There is an abundance of antiquity in this country for many reasons, but certainly years of economic hardship and trade constraints contributed to a make-do-and-mend culture that has kept everyday items in circulation longer than in other places. Fifty-year-old American Buicks are passed down through generations patched up with Chinese parts and perfectly preserved dinner sets from the 1800s are still in daily use.


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