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Life, Culture and Travels from the perspective of a Cuban
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Every time I have to bargain I feel so frustrated. My poor skills or no skills at all take me nowhere. I am not the only one who thinks I am horrible at it, my friends and husband have confirmed that I really suck so I am not exaggerating. The first time I ever bargained […]

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A few nights ago I celebrated my birthday in Hong Kong. The advantage of celebrating a special occasion in a foreign place is that no matter what you decide to do you will be doing something new or different. There is no much planning needed, at least for me. We went out in the neighbourhood […]

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Last week I went to a couple of museums in Paris, as a part of the accelerated tour we were giving a Cuban friend who was visiting the city for a few days. Of course, Musee d’Orsay was on top of our list of things to do. We went straight to the 5th floor to start […]

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Now that the fall has come and the rainy days are more often in Paris we have to look for more entertainment indoors. Plus, we cannot leave the city without seeing its music scene at least one night. Last night was the night. We went to L’Alimentation Generale for a jazz concert. This is a […]

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I have been going to the Qee centre in Paris for over a month. I was looking for yoga classes and a friend gave me their website since she had been attending to prenatal yoga classes there. The place is only a few stops away by metro from where I am staying in Montmartre and I also was […]

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I normally do not complain about unpleasant things around me like loud music/people or filthy streets or having a poor quality lunch. Because I grew up in Havana, my complaints are very different from the first world ones. I am “trained” to not to get obsessed about buying a new purse or the latest anti […]

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Summer is coming and some friends, specially students, want to visit their families in Cuba for a month. Purchasing an airplane ticket from Canada could be tricky if you want a direct flight to Havana. For Cubans living in Toronto the options are few: Air Canada and Cubana Airlines. Until 2005, Taca used to fly […]

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Tito play belgrade

This is a play about Tito which has been in stage for seven years, two times per month and although I do not understand Serbian I went to see it yesterday with my Belgrader boy. What it is past for Serbian it is still present for Cubans. Pioneers, Communist songs, pictures, medals, flags… I started […]

Everyday of my life that I sit in front of internet I type the word Cuba to get the latest news or whatever is hot out there about my distant home. Sometimes I find some interesting article on an online newspaper, sometimes a small post on a blog (these are usually the most informatives and […]

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I have spent three marvellous days in Granada. Although the temperatures have dropped (normal for the month of March, I suppose) the sun has been out shinning. Our hostel was located in a very tranquil but centric street, two minutes away from Bib -Rambla Plaza and the Cathedral. The city of Granada is small and […]

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I am sitting in a cafe in London listening to Fleet Foxes, drinking a mocha and seeing people passing by. I could declare myself in a state of pure happiness if I was not so tired and sleepless after the over night flight. The city looks exactly the way I imagined, just like New York […]