When you start traveling and stay for a while in areas that have little to do with the place you come from, you start realizing how everything is relative. NOTHING should ever be taken for granted! This is when you start learning how to value those certain little … more »
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Cuba… the land of salsa, rum and communism!
You think a lot about things one takes from granted in today’s society when traveling to one of the few places in the world that dares to raise up the middle finger to the USA!
Cuba is a land of shortages and contrasts. But what there isn’t a shortage of, is pure style. Cubans like to dress up, go out and party! They also like to take their dogs with them. This furry friend of ours was spotted in Havana, taking a ride in his … more »
Seven dollars might seem like a small amount but for folks on a budget (like us..) it represents quite a lot. Here’s how we lost $7 through a combination of stupidity and not being able to read a crazy person. This story starts at the Havana airport, at the information … more »
When visiting Cuba, you have two different types of accommodation you can choose from. The obvious choice would be a hotel or resort and the other possibility is a Casa Particular. Casas particulares, directly translating into “private houses” are a sort of B&B set up at people’s homes. If a … more »
When you travel, you realize that the concepts you have understood throughout your life are so subjective. Close and far. Big and small. Poor and rich… It´s like the more you see, the less you know but, at the same time, the more you know as well, because realizing that you don´t … more »
Varadero is an extremely touristic sea-side town in the north of Cuba. It’s one of those places that, if it wasn’t for the tourism influx, wouldn’t exist or wouldn’t be much more than a fishing village. No wonder Varadero is home to many hotels and huge touristic resorts where tourists … more »
Cuba is a unique travel destination. Not because of Havana’s sites and sounds, not because of its pristine beaches along the coast, neither because of its natural beauty. This country is unique because of its political system, its society and the way people live now-a-days. 53 years ago, Fidel Castro … more »
What does Cuban food taste like? Food in Cuba has no taste! There, I said it. It sounds harsh, but it is true. I am that girl who grew up in a family where my Mom would barely put salt in the food she cooked once she had … more »
All jobs in Cuba are controlled by the government. Aside from some taxis, Casa Particulares (Cuban home stays), and Paladars (family run restaurants) you’ll rarely find someone who doesn’t work for the government. Folks in Havana sell flowers or other odds and ends to make some extra money. In a … more »
She walks along a street in Central Havana. It’s Wednesday, time to collect the government rations. The streets are smoky because of the old cars. She walks swiftly to get to her destination. She likes her yellow slippers. They’re sunny!