CASAS PARTICULARES IN CUBA AFTER THE COVID 19

By Mayté Solano Gómez Many of the countries of the world are already talking about the restart of normal activities. Including the reopening of borders and re-establishment of travel. In Cuba, the safety of its citizens and of all those…

10 things to do in Cuba for a real cultural, social, and natural immersion (casa particular stay aside!)

For those who want more than a sun and fun Cuba holiday and seek a real cultural, social and natural immersion in Cuban life, we’ve compiled this list of top 10 experiences you should prioritise during your time in the…

CUBADISCO, A PARTY OF THE CUBAN MUSIC

By Mayté Solano Gómez As every year, this May it was time for the Cubadisco International Fair. However, due to the coronavirus, this Cuban music festival is on hold. The new date: May 2021. This event, the most important in…

ROMERIAS DE MAYO: TRADITION AND MODERNITY

By Mayté Solano Gómez Because of the coronavirus we have been forced to stay at home. Even so the traditional Romerías de Mayo (May Pilgrimages) took place this year 2020. Despite the fact that was all on internet this time….

Cuba travel to resume but holiday market to remain frozen until 30th June

by Susana Corona Cruz In light of coronavirus cases in Cuba easing up and health officials having the situation under control, an official press release made yesterday by MINTUR announced the continuation of Cuba’s travel lockdown until 30th June. In…

A DIFFERENT MOTHER´S DAY IN CUBA

By Mayté Solano Gómez Every 2nd Sunday of May in Cuba is a family party. It is Mother’s Day. The traditions and ways of celebrating are varied, but they are all a true example of the joy and informality of…

HOW DO CUBANS FACE THE CORONAVIRUS?

By Mayté Solano Gómez Cubans are by nature sociable, friendly and hospitable. Even if they have never met you before, they will often greet you with a kiss, a hug or a handshake and invite you to come to their…

Havana in quarantine, as captured by Cuban photographer Gabriel Guerra Bianchini

Seeing Havana’s most photogenic, typically tourist-filled streets completely empty during quarantine is quite a sight to behold. One Cuban photographer has captured compelling images of various centric spots in Havana, from squares to previously buzzing streets and boulevards, the eerie…

LABOR DAY IN CUBA: A CELEBRATION ON PANDEMIC TIME

By Mayté Solano Gómez Due to the presence of the coronavirus all around the world, the traditional parades of Labor Day in Cuba have been canceled. It is evident that the measures internationally taken to combat this terrible disease lead…

How Cuba’s private sector is helping those in need in times of coronavirus – from casa particular to paladar owners

by Susana Corona Cruz Cubans are solidary by nature. Cuba’s legendary solidarity is not just a political gimmick or government propaganda, yes, the state is at the core of it but helping out, being neighbourly, assisting the needy are all…

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