Cuba: On the Revolution trail

I have always felt a deeper connection with places that have a complex history. Cuba was no exception. In fact, with Cuba, everything is much more vivid since what I relegate to history is actually a part of Cuba’s present contemporary life. As a diehard Ayn Rand fan, I have never subscribed to any economic…

First impressions – Havana

Tough to sum up first impressions at the end of Day 1. Exhausted and sweaty. Sun-burnt. Rain-kissed. Overwhelmed. Underwhelmed. All at the same time. What’s undisputable is that Havana has a distinct feel. A city like no other. And this goes beyond the clich√©s of the city being without billboards and about the unforgettable ¬†visuals…

My favourite experiences in Cuba

  Merely a week after returning from my month-long Cuba trip, I am already worried that my fabulous memories will soon get dimmer. So I am quickly jotting down my favourite experiences from my holiday – images of Cuba that I want to keep with me for life. It is a long, rambling blog post….

Diary notes of a wannabe Cuban dancer

Oh yet another joyful day of dancing in Santiago de Cuba. What a night! Can’t imagine any other city putting musicians and dancers on the top of its pecking order. The streets are filled with a myriad rhythms. Son, salsa, merengue, rumba, bachata, reggaeton. The list is endless. My favourite game here is to try…