Casa Lourdes Y Carlos

Calle Soledad., Havana, Cuba | Hotel
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Music and The Revolution

A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan

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Alberto Faye spoke to us in the morning about the history of Cuban music. He is a professor, has 3 weekly radio shows, a TV show and is a singer. He feels that music preserves culture and life.
.After the Spanish invaded in the 16th century, the "Indians" started disappearing. Indian was a name given to the indigenous people by Columbus. They were Tainos, Siboneyes and Guanahatabeyes people. Today only 1000 Tainos live in the mountainous area of Eastern Cuba. ...

Welcome to Cuba

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... and economic reforms in place, creating a very liberal and democratic society. However, only four years later he resigned and a period of corruption began under his successor. The situation became even worse, when Batista signed a deal with the North American Mafia, offering the Mafia lots of freedom in Cuba for a cut in the Mafia’s gambling profits. In 1952 three months before the official election in which a young lawyer named Fidel Castro was likely to win, Batista staged ...

Through the blockade

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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... now “think tank” economists, Omar Perez and Miguel Figueras acknowledge to us that the highly centralized state control of all aspects of the economy – Marxist-Leninist style Communism, didn’t work. The government has published a list of 181 “activities” that Cubans can engage in “for their own account” – in other words, start their own business. Figueras tells us that the goal is for 60% of agricultural land to be in ...

Old sins cast long shadows

A travel blog entry by mistytravels

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... forgotten, just that maybe we would all be better off with letting things go a little sooner. It is grand.


I also am afraid that I have learned the empirical way, that often, experience teaches us that it doesn’t teach us a damn thing.



On the night of the full moon it was as if I was under a spell myself. A chocolate-craving spell. Anyone who knows me would know this is quite unusual as I am more of a cheese and salami girl (savoury), but that night ...

Buena vista social club

A travel blog entry by mknox

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... can see more and more when they don’t have. They buy Facebook IDs from foreign students (I don’t know how that works exactly) and can download any movie we can. They have a really good idea of what they are missing out on.

Cubans love their music and dancing and will always return your ‘hola’ with a smile. I left some money in my pocket when handing in washing and they gave it back to me. It wasn’t a lot but it was clear there was never any ...

Location

This hotel, located on Calle Soledad., Havana, is near Varadero Beach, Josone Park, Plaza de Armas, and Varadero Golf Club.
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