All hail Cuban Black-Marketing Tactics – the Fabled Day of the Cooperatives: Cuban Cigars #AloCubano

#AloCubano 2 - Cuban Cigars Black Market

The morning began uneventfully with a hearty Cuban breakfast and some much-needed coffee. Our first official day in Havana, Cuba. Still somewhat flustered by all the cat-calls – Hola Guapa! !Mi Vida! !You are so beautiful!  – and the jetlag from our 13-hour flight, my sister and I set out from our comfy casa particular […]

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#AloCubano – The Many faces of Cuba – Experiencing the Tourist Bubble and How it was still an Experience of a Life Time

The many faces of Cuba

“¡Hola guapa! Hola leche. ¡Mi vida! I love you. Taxi. Taxi. ¡Flaca! Tss. Tss. You are so beautiful. Taxi or boyfriend?!” This is just a collection of the addresses you hear when you are two women travelling through Cuba. Besides the more unisex questions like: “Do you need casa? Gran Ma. Gran Ma. Is this […]

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Fidel Castro dies at 90. What happens now?

Fidel Castro dies at 90. What happens now

Ever since my studies (FYI Latin American Studies) our motto has been: “Visit Cuba before Fidel Castro dies”. Not because we were a fan of his regime per se, but because there was something intriguing about the man behind the regime. The quintessential rebel against what Capitalism stands for. The last vestige of Communism. The […]

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