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Complete Guide to Drinking in Cuba, from Rum to Coffee to Water

Rum and coke, anyone? Fancy cocktails and quality drinking in Cuba are world famous, and for many tourists, they’re a huge part of the overall appeal of a Cuban vacation. This is even before you consider all the fresh juice, morning espressos, and local hot cocoas. But don’t forget about Cuban food! Rum & coconuts …

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Discover Cuban Street Food in Cuba (in Pictures)

Cuban street food in Cuba is a mix of absolutely delicious local cuisine, and an entire country just doing their best with what they have. Communism in Cuba didn’t end just because Castro died, and Cuban street food is the prime example of how this lack is felt by every single Cuban, every single day. …

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Castro is Dead, But Communism Still Haunts Cuba

Castro’s death has changed everything for Cuba. I was talking to my sister on the phone just now, chatting about her Thanksgiving the night before, and and she casually asked me if I had heard the news that the elder Castro had died. I didn’t believe her; I thought she was joking. But alas, no. …

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Backpacking Baracoa, Cuba: The City of 29 Rivers

You sometimes get frustrated in Cuba— that’s fine and expected. I spent nearly 6 weeks on the island during summer 2016, and sometimes it hit me right in the gut. A Disclaimer for Cuba Just try your best to remember that it’s not the fault of the Cuban people; they can generally do even less …

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