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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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!