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Dominican Mamajuana Recipe In Photos

The national drink of Dominican Republic is nothing like marijuana. I promise. It sure sounds like it, especially if you’re speaking quickly, but don’t get the two confused— marijuana is a drug and mamajuana is a drink. In fact, this is a mamajuana recipe, and quite likely the most straightforward one you’ll find. So let’s …

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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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