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  • My Mojito in El Chanchullero, My Daiquirí in El Dandy

    There’s a famous quote from the rum-loving Ernest Hemingway that goes something like “My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquirí in El Floridita.” Well, those two places still exist, but due to Hemingway’s affection for them, they’ve now become overpriced, crowded and generally unpleasant state-run bars, where you’ll mostly find a tourists who just got […]

  • Vedado’s Fucina Des Artistas: Up and Coming Artists In Action

    There are lots of galleries sprinkled throughout the city, but at Fucina des Artistas (@fucinadesartistas) visitors get a chance to peruse finished works in a gallery style setting and meet and watch young Cuban artists in their studios. The space is located in Vedado near the bustling intersection of 23 and 12, in a second […]

  • Playlist: Dancing at Clandestina

    At Clandestina, it really is good times had by all. Check out their latest playlist on Spotify! To hire a local to plan all of your travel logistics for your trip to Cuba, and ensure that it fits the legal travel rules, check out ViaHero!

  • Design in Havana Starts at Clandestina

    Havana has always had lots going on around art and design, but over past few years it’s become much easier for visitors to to access all of the great things that are happening. And thanks (or no thanks) to the internet, you know longer have to wait until you arrive to find out about things. […]

  • Cero Habana: Finding Havana’s Newest Secret Bar

    What makes a secret bar secret? How does one know the number of secret bars in Havana or which one of them is newest? The answers to these questions are unknowable — the only thing I can say is that about 2 years ago I struck up an acquaintance with the owner-manager of Bar Roma, […]

  • Foolproof Planning for the Cuba Bound Traveler

    First, it’s important to be clear that independent travel to Cuba is still legal. The regulations changed somewhat under the Trump Administration, but 11 of the 12 travel categories remain open to independent travel, without sponsorship from a U.S. tour company or full-time guide. Whereas before Trump, people traveling independently declared “Educational People-to-People” travel, the […]

  • Latest Travel Regulations (Updated November 9, 2017)

    The good news about the change to Cuba travel policy announced recently by the Trump Administration is that there are still plenty of ways to travel to Cuba, even if you don’t want to go with a big tour group. The bad news is that the new rules continue to be extremely vague and have […]

  • The Paseo: Modern Cuban + Rooftop

    The Paseo (@the.paseo) is not just another penthouse rental vying for your attention, nor is it a “penthouse” in the way they are often imagined — opulent for the sake of being opulent, a trophy for wealthy show offs. Au contraire, this two room home is one of the most stylish and understated that I’ve […]

  • Havana’s Best Swimming Pool Options

    If you’re not one of the lucky travelers who booked a casa with a pool (look at rentals in Santos Suárez, Miramar and Nuevo Vedado), you might find that the midday heat of Havana has you searching for a convenient swimming option. There’s always the Malecón, where local kids show off their diving skills, but […]