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Cuba- It’s Business as Usual

  • April 28, 2019
  • Blog

April 25, 2019 The air is punched with pre-crunch time energy.  It is a silent under current of concern mixed with a powerful confidence that comes only from experience.  Cuba is preparing itself for another Special Period.  On the outside,…

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Buying Stuff

  • October 2, 2018
  • Blog

I rarely try to capture anything on video in stores, or "tiendas" as they are called in Cuba.  There is so much more I would love to share with you about the real happenings that go on here, and the…

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11 Months.. but who’s counting?

  • October 2, 2018
  • Blog

Familiar strong voices drift through the open windows. The shuffle of the street awakening shares the ethers with chirping birdsongs and horse hooves on cobblestone.  The men laugh and banter back and forth as they pass each other, open doors,…

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The Infectious Sting of Cuba

  • September 22, 2018
  • Blog

It’s somewhat like an infectious sting.  First there’s the bite.  It comes quick and unexpectedly.  Then the itch starts and soon comes the burn.  All you can think about is finding relief.  You treat it with time and money, attention…

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Festivals Not To Miss in Trinidad

  • September 6, 2018
  • Blog

Trinidad has so many awesome events and attractions.  Many travelers plan their visits around the different festivals throughout the year. Visiting a city like Trinidad while a festival is going on can be a unique opportunity to see the heart…

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Interpretación y liberación

A share from Maylenis Ortega. The complexity of their movements and rhythm makes it more difficult to achieve good performances of Afro-Cuban dances, but what is needed for your understanding? Knowing how they lived, what they ate, their tools, their…

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Cuba offers More than Beautiful Scenery

A share from Maylenis Ortega June 23 in Trinidad.   Everyone enjoyed carnival laughs, jokes and much dancing.  Suddenly we were without electricity so we got to talking. There we were waiting, for many it was a bad time.  For me…

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The Inner Realm

Most days I feel very much like an exile from my own country. I feel forced out by a system that has no heart left for humanity, and some kind of insane sickness that has spread amongst the people and…

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