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Street Art in Havana

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In the consumerist vacuum created by the communist state in Cuba, various forms of art such as music, dance and painting have all thrived. Havana is without doubt one of the most photogenic cities in the world, as the sharp …

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Travelling to Cuba as an American

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So you want to go to Cuba? Although the outright ban on Americans travelling to Cuba has been relaxed somewhat, getting there is not as simple as booking a flight and packing your bags. The Straight and Narrow Path Americans …

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Blaze a Trail to Cienfuegos

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Julia Pamilih tells Cuban Life about her trip to Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos (or literally ‘100 fires’) is a gem tucked away on the south coast of Cuba. Its waterfront setting and Neoclassical colonial buildings make it the perfect respite from the …

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How to sail from America to Cuba

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Sailing to Cuba conjures up visions of pristine tropical waters, pirates and rum. As one of the few Americans lucky enough to enjoy this adventure, Krystal Douglas tells Cuban Life what’s really involved: Growing up in Florida with a gypsy-souled …

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The Field of Play

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While Cuba and America have vastly different ideologies, there is at least one major passion they have in common – baseball. Watching baseball in Cuba is a unique cultural experience. Cubans go crazy for the game – which may be …

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Winds of change blow towards Cuba

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It is apt that Barack Obama should be the first American president for five decades to meaningfully address the Cuban embargo. After all when he became the first black president of the United States, voted into power on two occasions, …

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Attempting to make a Café Cubano

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Here at Cuban Life we enjoy tasting the flavours of Cuba. Anyone who’s had the pleasure of experiencing Cuban culture, even outside of Cuba, will quickly realise that coffee is pretty essential to most Cubans. A lot of people argue that …

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The Blue Fragrant Smoke

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“A smoke in times of rest is a great companion to the solitary soldier.” – Che Guevara. A history of the Cuban cigar Tobacco smoking in Cuba was first witnessed by Europeans when Christopher Columbus’s sailors saw the Tainos smoking …