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Jun

16

The Most Popular Songs in Cuba Right Now

Most Americans have heard of Cuban music legends like salsa star Celia Cruz, classics powerhouse Buena Vista Social Club, and of course, favorite bandleader Desi Arnaz. Cuba’s tradition of producing extraordinary talent carries on today, and many of the island’s contemporary musicians are making waves across the globe. Here are some of their latest chart-topping tunes.

Jun

10

Cuban Salsa: More than Just a Dance

I took my first Rueda de Casino class in Mexico City in the summer of 2011. I signed up for it because it was the closest dance studio to my apartment, and I had no idea that Cuban salsa was different from New York salsa or the salsa that I had danced at small, crowded clubs in Central America and Peru. That fall, I spent the semester studying at the University of Havana. In Havana, I took private classes and tried to go out casino dancing as much as possible.

I quickly became hooked.


Jun

03

5 Essentials to Pack for Your Cuba Adventure

You won’t want to forget these go-to’s! You don’t have to pack a lot when visiting Cuba, but you do have to pack smart. The island has so much to offer in terms of experience and interactions so you’ll run into no shortage of a good time—but modern day trappings are a little difficult to come by. To ensure you can enjoy Cuba to the fullest and appreciate all it has to offer don’t forget to pack these essentials that you won’t be able to pick up once you’re on the island.

May

21

7 Spanish Sayings to Take With You to Cuba

Part of enjoying the Cuban culture is incorporating it into your experience. The easiest way to do that? Through communicating. As with most Spanish-speaking countries, Cuba has their own nuances with the language, complete with colloquialisms and slang that inform as much as they entertain. So study up and get ready to speak up during your next trip. Here are the seven phrases Spanish class didn’t teach you.

May

15

How to Pack Everything for Your Cuban Getaway in a Carry On

Pack light, travel well. When it comes to having a memorable travel experience in Cuba, you want to make sure that anything can happen—that means not having to worry about excess baggage weighing you down when you need to hop on a bus to Cienfuegos. Stay flexible, agile, and fancy-free by keeping all your necessities in a carry-on. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort to travel light—we promise.


May

09

A Love Letter to Cuba

I first met Lady Cuba in 2015, and immediately fell deeply in love with her. Since I left her sweet embrace I have not been the same. What is it about you beautiful Seniorita that I can’t let go of? You have so many wonderful attributes. Your Cohiba and Romeo and Juliet cigars, your sweet Havana Club rum, and your unparalleled shade grown coffee, are the world’s best, and coveted across the globe. But your allures are so much more than these. Your music is rich and vibrant and oozes from every home, restaurant, and street corner.


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