An Itinerary for a Day in Havana

An Itinerary for a Day in Havana

Cuba’s isolation makes it an amazing destination for travelers seeking an authentic and memorable experience, yet exploring Havana requires a bit more planning and knowledge than other cities, especially in the Caribbean. Cubans tend to love Americans, and Cuba is safer than most cities in the US. If you need directions, smile and ask anyone … Read more

VIDEO: A Charming Hotel in Old Havana

VIDEO: A Charming Hotel in Old Havana

Set in an old 18th century mansion in Old Havana, the Hotel Conde de Villanueva is a throwback to the city as it once was. Home to nine large rooms surrounding an open-air courtyard, this boutique property is a gateway to the colonial era, with antique furniture, marble walls and chandeliers. Its theme is tobacco, with … Read more

What is Cuban Art?

What is Cuban Art?

by Simons Chase What Makes Cuban Art Exceptional There is an ethical asymmetry in the art that has emerged out of Cuba in the last several generations. The yin of that asymmetry is yoked to generations of Cubans’ writhing under communism’s lash, and the yang is the immense creativity unleashed by that monolithic paradigm’s fantastical … Read more