Life, Culture and Travels from the perspective of a Cuban
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This month of July, Cuban singer Diana Fuentes have been performing and promoting her CD “Planeta Planetario” in the United States. She have had presentations in New York, LA, San Diego and on July, 25th she has a concert at Vedado Social Club in Miami. I have been following the news (too bad San Francisco […]

Sapote Ice Cream

Hemos pasado por la Heladería “La Copa Loca” situada en el barrio de la Misión y he encontrado helado de mamey! Para mejor noticia, el sabor es auténtico. También me sorprendió ver gelato de tamarindo. Y es que a mí todavía me cuesta acostumbrarme a la latinada californiana. Tengo que habituarme, después de haber vivido […]

  There was a time in Cuba in the 80’s when holding an American bill could send you straight to jail. Even having American money at home was considered a crime. Those times were over in the 90’s, during the “Special Period”. The help from the Soviet Union was over and the birth of the […]

Ya me habían dicho que no había papel sanitario en La Habana, que estaba perdido, que llevara una reserva por si acaso, pero que era seguro que la iba a necesitar. Yo primero protesté y me negué a llevar papel conmigo, pero dos días antes de partir a Cuba, mi madre me pidió de favor […]

Third time travelling to SF and “third time is the charm”,  they say… My hubby and I are staying longer due to his work. The month of May was really hectic: had to train someone before leaving my job, went to Havana for 12 days to visit the family, packed a studio to move here […]

The Canadian passport gave me the freedom I had always wanted. Since I became a citizen and applied for it, I have crossed borders and traveled the world without worries. I have been welcomed in Spain with a smile, a stamp and no questions (when only a year before I had gone through the long […]

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Every time we go out in Toronto we tend to go towards the west of the city. We frequent areas like Spadina China Town, Kensington Market, Annex or Queen West. There is a whole east side of town that we rarely walk or visit, the Gerrard Street East neighbourhood. Perhaps, it was never all that […]

“¡Destacada no, vanguardia! Pero eso a mí no me importa para nada.”- me responde mi madre en un correo. Mi mamá ha sido destacada y vanguardia tantas veces que ya otro reconocimiento más en su centro de trabajo no es noticia. Qué noticia puede ser algo que al final no le ha resuelto nada en su vida? […]

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Harold Lopez resides with his girlfriend in an apartment located next to the coast, in the centre of Havana. I am thrilled to be at their home as interviewing him has been on my mind for a few years. The smell of fresh-made coffee got to the living room only a few minutes after my […]

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    This winter has been the toughest I have experienced (my winter history goes back to 2006) and it seems we will be surviving it until April. Great White North fun is not over yet. Today, we have -11 degrees Celsius (12 F) and everyone is out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We are only […]