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“A new Revolution is coming… Zombie Revolution!” It’s scary, it’s gore, it’s literally drop dead funny and it’s Cuba’s first movie with international cooperation. This Cuban-Spanish film directed by Alejandro Bruges, starring a Cuban cast, won some awards, including the International Fantasy Film Award for the Portuguese Fantasporto Festival.   Juan de Los Muertos tells the story of Juan, […]

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Drink a Mojito in “La Bodeguita del Medio”; try a Daiquiri in “La Floridita” – do it like if you were Hemingway! Eat fried plantain in a Paladar. Use all types of transport available. Check more mural paintings. Drink a tea with Eça de Queirós. Eat peanuts in the street. And drink “TuKola”! Watch the kids […]

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It’s January 1959 and Cuba is in the verge of a change that would shape the future of the country and would carry significant implications in the 60’s Cold War between United States and Soviet Union. All began in 1953 with a group of young intellectuals led by Fidel Castro that, inflated by ideas of […]

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A few kilometres from our next stop is Playa Giron, part of the more famous Bahia de Cochinos or Bay of Pigs, known for the historical importance in 1961 when the newborn socialist government got attacked by an American offensive in this same area. Fortunately, for Fidel, the capitalists were defeated and the place is […]

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We took the recommendation of our host, El Maestro, and decided to do a tour around the spectacular nature of Vinales in the back of a horse. Poor Joao, it was his first time to trust his bones to a furry creature. Maestro called a friend specialised in this type of touristic roundabouts and by 2pm we […]

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After staying in the metropolis, some days in the nature are more than welcome so, following the normal Cuba tour, we headed to Pinar del Rio, a province in the eastern extreme of the island that is famous for the tobacco plantations and the production of rum. The bus trip couldn’t show more the contrasts between the two […]

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Cuban history goes hand to hand with rum history as it has influenced the cultural, finance and way of life of Cuban people since it was created. Cuba reclaims the creation and origin of the modern rum, even though there are facts that contradict it, either in Barbados or Brazil where accounts of early production […]

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It’s a cliché to start writing about the arrival to a new place by airplane. All those tiny houses and roads growing in size when the plane starts to descend. But, in this case, I wanted to begin my first impressions from Havana just like this because of the feeling of deep contrast when I […]

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