Cuban Nightlife: 8 Unforgettable Evenings

Cuba, once a forbidden fantasy, is now America’s closest tropical paradise, only 110 miles offshore. Two things put this island nation on the map: iconic¬†drinks and infectious music. Put those together, and you’re bound for some incredible nightlife. From Humphrey Bogart to Al Capone,¬†Havana was where America’s classic rich and famous (or infamous), went to play. Now, it’s your chance: bring your best dance moves, and be ready to learn some suave new skills from the locals! Continue reading “Cuban Nightlife: 8 Unforgettable Evenings”

Cuban Cuisine: from 5 cents to 5-star

Until the late 1990’s, private property and business were forbidden, therefore all restaurants were government owned. This made prices incredibly inexpensive, that way all Cubans could afford it. However, despite the communist parties strive for absolute equality, there were still those who had the means to open secret, private restaurants in their homes, called ‘Paladars’. Even though privatization is allowed, government-owned restaurants remain, still offering incredibly affordable meals. Even new private restaurants are priced very well. The legendary Paladars are no longer a big secret, some have become tourist traps, but still boast the most expensive cuisine — but still for a reasonable price by American standards. Continue reading “Cuban Cuisine: from 5 cents to 5-star”