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Calling all Americans, let's go to Cuba!

A whirlwind of change is upon Cuba. It began on December 17th. Seeking to reverse decades of strained relations, President Obama’s announcement to re-establish diplomatic ties, loosen travel restrictions, and allow increased trade with Cuba came as a gift, to Cubans and Americans alike. For the first time in decades, the Unites States is seeking to establish an embassy in Havana, while U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson’s visit to the island marked the highest-ranking U.S.



Insight Paladares: Casa de Enrique

More than 50 years after a decisive battle was won on Cuba's southern shores by the nascent revolutionary government the Casa de Enrique or "Enrique's House" is a symbolic opportunity to break bread and be a part of the long overdue reconciliation between our country and Cuba.



Cuba: A Black-and-White Kaleidoscope

While walking around Havana, or any part of Cuba, you’re likely to see some Cubans covered in chalk-white apparel from head to toe.  You have just been introduced to Santeria, a Caribbean animist religion with African roots.

One of Santeria’s many rites involves a religious “uniform” consisting of white shoes, white socks, white pants and long-sleeved shirts for men, and long dresses, “chals,” and white umbrellas for women.  All kinds of hats may be worn.



Jazz in Havana

You’ve heard it time and again. Cuba has rhythm. Cuba has soul. And fortunately so, the vibrant island has some of the best jazz you will ever hear.



Special Diets in Cuba

You might have heard—rightly—that vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free and other special diets are still largely unfamiliar in Cuba. However, no visitor to the island country has yet perished from hunger! With a little forethought, you should be able to navigate Cuba’s culinary scene. 




Insight Paladares: Bistro Havana Kohly

Of all things possibly associated with a 1950’s nouveau riche bedroom community in Havana a bistro worthy of a Parisian sidewalk seems a bit out of place. However in the Kohly neighborhood of Havana, just a few blocks from the Almendras river, the Bistro Havana Kohly is proving that being a bistro isn’t about location.