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  • Art

    ART IN THE HEART OF HAVANA

    Every year the Cuba Pavilion in Havana is filled with the greatest cultural manifestations. Located in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, on La Rampa, the Pavilion is host to varied events throughout the year, and is only steps away from the Hotel Nacional. This year the Cuban Arts Fair opened on July 1st, and ended […]

  • Beach

    BULL SHARK ENCOUNTER

    Not all dives end on a happy note. This past Tuesday we took advantage of the good weather and calm seas around Havana, and headed out for a day of spearfishing. Our freezers were empty, our pockets empty, and we headed out with a warrior’s spirit. We headed out of Havana at 5:30am, and reached […]

  • Art

    CUBAN DRUMS!

    HEAR THE CUBAN DRUMS! Havana’s sixtieth edition of the Fiesta del Tambor Guillermo Barreto ended this past March 12th, 2017. It was held in the Salon Rosado de la Tropical Benny More, and although I have been there on hundreds of occasions, I had never seen so many people there. I was accompanied by my […]

  • Culture

    TIPPING IN CUBA

    WHEN TO TIP IN CUBA? This question comes up often when Americans visit Cuba, whether they’re on a self-led exploration of the island, or on a structured, highly-organized bus tour. When to tip in Cuba is fairly easy to answer. As often as you can! Most Cubans still make under $40 U.S. dollars a month […]

  • Fly Fishing

    FLYFISHING IN CUBA

    FLY FISHING IN LAS SALINAS, CUBA Though Cuba has become a popular destination for Americans in the past couple of years, it is mostly off the map for most fly fishermen. This is unfortunate, because Cuba offers possibly the best fly fishing in the Caribbean. Long forbidden to U.S. citizens, since the December 2014 rapprochement […]

  • Art

    CHAMBER MUSIC IN HAVANA, CUBA

    THE THIRTEENTH HAVANA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL I spent last week covering the thirteenth edition of Havana’s Chamber Music Festival, and was honored to have been invited to the press conference which was given by maestro Frank Fernandez, and was held at his studio. The event counts with the participation of many musicians, both Cuban and […]

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    DRIVING IN CUBA

    So you’ve finally decided to travel to Cuba, and want to drive yourself! Good luck! Renting a car is Cuba is not like in most other places. Just because you rented it three months in advance, paid for it, and confirmed it before your flight, doesn’t mean you will have a car. Rental car employees […]

  • Art

    LUXURY CUBA TRAVEL

    LUXURY CUBA TRAVEL Cuba has become a popular destination for experienced travelers who have been to all the countries on their Caribbean bucket list, but didn’t want to go through the hassle that Cuba presented. With the changes in U.S. law regarding travel to the island, it has become much easier to get to our […]

  • Food

    SPACE IN HAVANA

    When the first private businesses started opening in Havana a few years back there were few bars in the city. I remember that two or three opened alongside the more popular private restaurants, or “paladares,” as we call them in Cuba. At first most people stayed away, waiting to see if there was some catch […]