Cuba Today

History, Art, and Culture

Why Baracoa?

The prequel to Mango Rain (Lluvia de Mango) will be Mimi's Path (El Camino de Mimi), out this fall, and the story begins in Baracoa....

First morning views of Baracoa

In the distance, the iconic El Yunque (the Anvil) mountain is a symbol of Baracoa.  Below is a close up of this unusual mountain.

La Farola road to Baracoa

This remote location, however, was a major reason why the Spanish Conquistadores soon decided that other areas of the island were more...

Over 700 miles Havana to Baracoa

in Baracoa, over 700 miles later. The Autopista Nacional is a well maintained four lane highway that a few hours east of Havana merges...

More Havana ...

And, of course, the famed Universidad de La Habana, one of the oldest universities in the Americas, founded in 1728... …and the many...

Too much Cuba on the brain

El Monte En mis sueños, ando por el monte, bello. Verdes paredes me llaman a las cuevas de mis indios. Nobles ojos guardan el silencio de...

Vintage Car Heaven - Havana Style

Now, private ownership of vehicles and new access to automotive parts has given rise to taxi service in vintage cars as well as one-hour...

Christmas in June?

Amazing to see the number and size of packages Cubans on my Tampa flight to Havana took to relatives and friends on the island (see last...