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Sep

12

Hurricane Irma: What you Need to Know

After making its way through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cuba’s northeastern shores Friday night. It was the first storm of this magnitude to reach the island in 85 years. Sadly, Irma claimed ten Cuban casualties and devastated swaths of sugarcane and agricultural crops. 

Thankfully, however, the eye of the storm veered north before reaching Havana, saving Cuba’s capital city and western provinces from the destruction that north-central coastal resort towns sustained.


Aug

25

Urban Agriculture in Cuba: A Testament to Cuban Ingenuity

Cuba has developed a reputation as a country frozen in time. With its artfully preserved classic cars roaming every avenue and most of its buildings dating back to at least the 1950’s, it’s easy to see why. What many don’t realize, however, is that Cuba’s anachronisms have led to countless innovations. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all! The island’s urban agriculture movement is a testament to Cuban ingenuity.

Aug

18

Historic Site Spotlight: Plaza de la Catedral

Cuba has a long list of must-see attractions and experiences. If you want to take a step back in time while experiencing the vibrance of modern Cuban culture, the historic Plaza de la Catedral would be a great place to start.

Aug

11

The Seven Best Cuban Festivals You Need to Know

From rhythm and soul, to color and savor, Cuba is awash with art, melody and cultural happenings all throughout the year. The essence of the island always remains the same - its music and gusto for life. With a cigar in hand and shaking to the beats of its sounds, here are some of the top festivals and events you shouldn’t miss.

Aug

04

Why You Should Travel with a Tour Company

If you’re thinking of a taking trip abroad, consider traveling with a tour company for a wonderful, stress-free experience. Give it one try and you’ll likely do it again. Here’s why.

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