Journalism and the Internet in Cuba

Journalism in Cuba is a topic that fascinates me because of the hardships in getting the story published and out to Cuban readers. Here in America, anything posted online is available for the world to see. So much so, that this freedom is making it more difficult to decipher what is factual and what isn't.... Continue Reading →

The Cuban Soul: Dance

LETS ADD SOME DANCE MOVES. I absolutely love that salsa dancing is the go to routine when at a party or discoteca in Cuba. Not only does it require more skill and rhythm than the average American booty shaking, but it creates a safer environment to have fun. I could switch partners with any stranger, meet... Continue Reading →

Timeless Cuba : Moments in Cuban History

Old Havana City, a moment in time stuck in a perpetual degrading cycle of events. Old cathedral buildings remain standing tall, but covered in peeling paint, growing mold and crumbling concrete. You can tell they were once a pride and joy, something to marvel at in Old Havana. Now they are surrounded with busy streets,... Continue Reading →

Tough Travels – AFP Conference

Well It has been about a month now but I am finally writing about my visit to San Francisco. Let me start by saying, holy cow, California is so very far from Orlando, Florida! Thank goodness for my captivating Star Wars book and the ability to nap on the plane. But I wasn't originally supposed to... Continue Reading →

10 Things I Want to do in Cuba

After writing this series of blog posts about the background, culture, economy and history of Cuba, I have almost forgotten that we are going to Cuba to learn AND have fun! In my excited anticipation for the trip, I researched some fun things to do and see while in Cuba. Here is a list of my top... Continue Reading →

Cuban Cuisine

Food in Cuba is so much more than a simple Cuban sandwich and an ice cold mojito. The cuisine is a delicious blend of Native American Taino food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean pallets because of colonization and trade routes throughout history. Spanish colonists brought with them citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, as well as rice... Continue Reading →

Let’s Begin

The amount of times someone has to snap me out of a daydream is getting more often these days. I regularly find myself ruminating about my past adventures in the South East Asian region. I really have so many awesome stories to tell, and I want to get them out to the world before I forget them and... Continue Reading →

The Cuban Mediasphere Begins to Shift

For years now the mass media in Cuba has been so tightly controlled by the government, that the "mediasphere" has been caught frozen in time. Today, the Cuban government still has a handle on most of the news that makes its way to the public. However, there are significant signs showing that media is beginning to emerge... Continue Reading →

The Cuban Soul: Art and Music

Havana is the capital of Cuba both geographically and musically. Whether you're dancing to the Rhythmic beats of Afro-Caribbean tunes, salsa, cha-cha or rumba - which all started in Cuba and never stopped - you will definitely feel the Cuban culture beneath your feet. However, the music genres don't stop there! Cubans also enjoy reggaeton... Continue Reading →

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