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Cuba

Posts from our travels in Cuba

Staggering through Cuba II

Staggering through Cuba II

 Havana itself feels like a different country to the rest of Cuba. In scale and commercial development it is unlike anywhere else on the island. The city itself is a mixture of architectural styles, all built tight together, that always seem to have a plaza flickering in the distance with the promise of cool breezes... continue reading
"You live in a free country"

“You live in a free country”

Our first night in Cuba I was given an impromptu lecture on Cuban history by the doctor whose house we were staying in. The following morning we took a taxi with a former revolutionary who again set about educating us on the history of the island in relation to its former rulers. On the third... continue reading
Staggering through Cuba I

Staggering through Cuba I

We started our trip in Holguin, a dusty hot city with little to mark it as a tourist spot beyond the fact the airplane drops off here for the package trips to Guardalavaca. Guardalavaca is the crown jewel of Cuba’s tourist industry, supposedly one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, where tourists turn up to booze,... continue reading
Gibara

Gibara

Two hectic weeks in the hustling bustling London, a 48 hours delay spent in an airport, followed by a long flight can make you feel like you need a bit of fresh air and some time to relax. So, when we arrived to this little village on the north eastern coast of Cuba and were... continue reading
Humoristas against war - Santa Clara, Cuba

Humoristas against war – Santa Clara, Cuba

On the 40th anniversary of the Cuban humorist publication Melaito a handful of the most acknowledged Cuban satirists, gathered in Santa Clara to declare War on war with a big public Mural. The mural is a protest against international terrorism and the political and economic aggression of the U.S. as well as a show of support to the... continue reading
Street art from Cuba

Street art from Cuba

In Cuba most free wall space goes to government slogans, historic murals or pure propaganda (always very skilfully executed) but we did see a few unofficial bits of art in the streets here and there. Here is a selection of murals and graffiti from Cuba: Graffiti from Havana Graffiti from Holguin Mural from Santa Clara... continue reading
Rooster man in Trinidad

Rooster man in Trinidad

Trinidad is one of the most visited places in Cuba, after Havana. It is famous for its colonial splendor and it is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. So the tourists flock in, and so the people of Trinidad flock in to service and sell to those tourists. The result was that the place felt... continue reading