Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 29

Ten things you will struggle to find (if ever) in Cuba.

Gotta love Ché.  The famous Argentinian revolutionary´s face still appears everywhere in Cuba.  These 3 peso notes are worth about $0.13 USD

When you first arrive in Cuba your senses will be immediately assaulted with what Cuba is renowned for: old 1950’s cars, old buildings held together by “dirt and depravation”, the smell of stale cigar smoke, people sitting out on their front doorstep drinking cheap rum, the odd bicycle taxi drifting by, a Cuban flag on …

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Aug 29

On Cuba.

Smoking an artesian cigar, and drinking rum from a coconut after riding a horse in Vinale, Cuba.

  Few words – few countries – can conjure up as many images, as many feelings, as Cuba does.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve been there or not, someone mentions Cuba and instantly a timeless montage flashes before you eyes.  Cigars, Rum, Revolution, Ché, Fidel, 1950´s Cars, Salsa, Cigars, Rum, Carnival, Buena Vista Social Club, …

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Aug 21

Traveling to Cuba as a US citizen

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As a US citizen traveling on a US passport, I was very aware of the fact that it has been illegal for US citizens to travel to Cuba for the last 50 years.  This travel ban is just one small part of a severe economic embargo the US has imposed on Cuba for the last …

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