Our Cuba Island Expert, Gilberto Lucero, is back with another intriguing adventure in Havana. He's previously written of a secret paladar (restaurant) that he discovered and an eccentric antique shop. Today Gilberto leads us from La Habana's famous seafront to the San Jose Market where he discovers an Aladdin's Cavern of treasures. Along the mouth of the Havana harbor, the Malecón unfurls. Its ample seawall becomes: a night time meeting place, a drag show runway, diving platf
Some years ago, I went to Cuba on an academic research trip. To do so, I had to obtain permission from the U.S. government, because ordinarily, Americans are not allowed to travel to this tropical island. (Citizens of most other countries are, in fact, free to explore this Caribbean nation, but the United States has an embargo of Cuba.) After spending about a week in Havana, I was smitten by its architecture, people, and exotic beauty. Our Cuba expert, William "Harris" Strick
by Island Expert William H. Strickland If you ever find yourself on one of the many “People to People” programs visiting Cuba, your tour will surely include a visit to the iconic Floridita bar. Hemingway. Havana. Bar. Daiquiri. It’s part of the Cuban culture. You must go there. To not do so would be like visiting Paris without going to the Eiffel Tower. It’s elegant (in a Cuba sort of way) and steeped in history. But I’m a dive-bar kinda guy. (A classic American car cruising
Seduced by Cuba’s Surprises by “Island Expert” Gilberto Lucero Much has been written about Cuba: its dictatorship, its economy, its music, the way buildings crumble beautifully to create a cityscape that seduces the eye. I am certain that much more will be written about Cuba and its ever changing image - and this is perhaps what makes this island so intriguing; after living in Havana for two years, the one thing I can say with certainty is that Cuba surprises. Caribbean islan
Run away to the islands...
Articles & photographic inspo for your own island travel. From the Florida Keys to the Caribbean.