Cuba: HOW ERNESTO ESCAPED ME (10)

The news in September 2017 were so disturbing. Reports on Irma hurricane rushing through Cuba glued me to TV screen for hours. The monster storm was tearing off roofs, wrecking the power grid and damaging crops for couple of days on the island, leaving Cuba in need for assistance. More than 10 people were killed, … Continue reading Cuba: HOW ERNESTO ESCAPED ME (10)

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Cuba: TRIP BACK IN TIME, AND THERE’S CHE GUEVARA! (9)

There really is a lot to see in Cuba. Even though Havana is not to be missed, it's not the only place to visit. One of the reasons one comes to the island is probably the legacy of Che Guevara, the famous guerrilla leader who helped belated president Fidel Castro carry out the revolution. So, … Continue reading Cuba: TRIP BACK IN TIME, AND THERE’S CHE GUEVARA! (9)

Cuba: CADILLAC OR CHEVROLET, HM? (8)

Since the energy crises of the late 1980s, when the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries stopped supplying Cuba with the petrol it needed, "every possible means has been used to get around the island". I read this in a guide book and let me tell you - it's so true! You can see vintage … Continue reading Cuba: CADILLAC OR CHEVROLET, HM? (8)

Cuba: THE CAPITOL AND THE REVOLUTION (7)

Remember that we were on foot strolling around the Old Town? Well, we will just keep walking, since there are some beautiful spots to see and visit in the Centro Habana. So, the next neighborhood, the very center of the Cuban capital, is dominated by Capitalio. The building is inaugurated in 1929 and is a … Continue reading Cuba: THE CAPITOL AND THE REVOLUTION (7)

Cuba: STROLLING THE OLD HAVANA (6)

Okay, we took a break at the beach in the last Glimpse and hope you are now ready for a walk and all those “things to do in Havana”. There is so much to see in the city and I was actually hopping on the bus every once in a while, since there were daily … Continue reading Cuba: STROLLING THE OLD HAVANA (6)

Cuba: OFF TO THE BEACH, CARIBBEAN STYLE! (5)

Cuban beaches are everything you heard about, and more! The island is located in the Mexican Gulf, its shores are splashed by the Caribbean Sea, so you can immediately picture - blue sky, beautiful horizon, crystal clear waters, white sands and that incredible turquoise sea color. Maybe a coconut-cocktail with the straw in it? Sure, … Continue reading Cuba: OFF TO THE BEACH, CARIBBEAN STYLE! (5)

Cuba: CHEERS, WITH A MOJITO OR TWO! (4)

Cuba has been famous for its rum since the 1500s. The rum pirates loved and drank so much, was not the same as today's. Then, it was bitter and with high percentage of alcohol. Still, they did love to put sugar and few herbs in it. This mixture called draguecito or "little dragon" is probably … Continue reading Cuba: CHEERS, WITH A MOJITO OR TWO! (4)

Cuba: STEP ONTO HEMINGWAY’S BOAT (3)

The great American author Ernest Hemingway fell in love with Cuba on his first visit in 1932, attracted initially by fishing he enjoyed so much. But it wasn't until 1939 that he has decided to move to the island. He bought the house a year later, which I was on my way to (in a … Continue reading Cuba: STEP ONTO HEMINGWAY’S BOAT (3)

Cuba: MY LITTLE BLUE TAXI – SIDECAR! (2)

Thought to type down few tips on things to do in Havana first, but I just can't wait to tell you about my lovely tour around the city, actually the outskirts of the city. So, we will start off with a sidecar motorcycle. And Hemingway. And colorful street art... You think that they have nothing … Continue reading Cuba: MY LITTLE BLUE TAXI – SIDECAR! (2)

Cuba: WHAT NOBODY TOLD ME (1)

Have been sitting in a local cafe in Belgrade Serbia, sipping lemonade when they started to play one of the songs from the Buena Vista Social Club! My memories from Cuba immediately emerged! And let me tell you, this is not the country only to be described in data and facts (even though there will … Continue reading Cuba: WHAT NOBODY TOLD ME (1)

Let’s heat up the summer, it’s CUBA time!

What is the other word for bright sunshine, blue skies, turquoise waters, some rum in your beach cocktail with the sound of salsa in the background? Well, it's Cuba of course! The whole month will be dedicated to Cuba travel! Glimpses will take you to plunge into charming streets of Havana, stroll around the traditional … Continue reading Let’s heat up the summer, it’s CUBA time!