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518 Calle Reforma, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
In recent years Cubans have been permitted to open their own restaurant businesses called paladars. Davimart in Trinidad is one of the most successful of the paladars. Here a photo of our dinner shows why. We found good paladars pretty much...
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Calle Luz 4, esq. San Pedro, La Habana, Cuba
One of Havana’s newer privately run eateries, Nao has a chic dining room with exposed beams and a large international wine collection. In addition to fritters, croquettes, lamb shoulder, pork loin, and a variety of seafood dishes, Nao serves a...
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Havana, Cuba
These guys were all over me when they realized that I wanted to photograph them diving off the sea wall. I was able to creep up on a narrow ledge beneath the sea wall and position myself right under the divers, all the time remaining vigilant for...
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Havana, Cuba
Each time I return to Cuba, I visit Eduardo (aka Hemingway), and I am usually loaded up with fishing tackle and hooks, seemingly trivial items which cost way more than Eduardo's pitiful monthly pension of $13. He can usually be found with his pipe...
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630, Lombillo, La Habana, Cuba
One of the places you must visit in Havana, is the community project of Cuban artist, José Rodriguez Fuster. Located in the northwestern part of Havana, the town of Jaimanitas can also be known as Fusterlandia. It is a life-size studio, residence...
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#60-C, Callejon del Chorro, La Habana, Cuba
Once you’ve found the restaurant, tucked away in an alley off the Plaza de la Catedral in Old Havana, you’ll discover why Leticia Abad’s ropa vieja is widely considered the best in the city. Tables are few and in high demand, so make a reservation...
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Calle 12, La Habana, Cuba
Everything in Cuba is worth looking at, and the Colon cemetery in the heart of Havana is no exception. Some heavy hitters are laid to rest here including baseball players, a chess champion, actors, soldier, presidents, and naturally, members of...
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Calle Encarnación, Trinidad, Cuba
We spent 4 days in Trinidad, Cuba, founded 500 years before in 1513, with our gracious and helpful hosts, Jesus and Inelda, at their pension at #34 Vicente Suyama. Each morning we were presented with hearty breakfasts of fresh fruit,...
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Rubén Martínez Villena, Trinidad 62600, Cuba
Right on the Plaza Mayor, this colonial mansion houses the Galería de Arte, where you can see and purchase contemporary Cuban art, jewelry, and embroidery (a delicate craft which is very popular in the area). The building itself is a work of art,...
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In the mountains above Cienfuegos, Cuba, we swam in a waterfall filled natural rock pool while a pig roasted over a fire pit for dinner. We met the local coffee workers and their families and shared beer or a soda with them. One mother, Maria,...
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Bartolomé Masó, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Most major cities in Cuba have a “Casa de la Trova”, a state-run music salon dedicated to folk music, but in a musical city such as Santiago de Cuba, this is a must-visit. The “troubador” music scene has been prominent in the country for the last...
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925 N Robertson St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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The intimate nightclub has the spirit of an old New Orleans juke joint, even though the person next to you may be more hipster than local. It’s home to the Treme Brass Band’s Wednesday concerts, which regularly pack the house. This appeared in the...