Cuba Trip Update: Farewell dinner
March 24, 2015

Our farewell dinner in Cuba was at an outdoor restaurant called La Barraca in Hotel Nacional facing the Havana Malecon. It seemed surreal that our trip was finally coming to an end, and we were able to share our final Cuban dinner with live Cuban music. I will miss having […]

Cuba Trip Update: Riu hotel
March 24, 2015

After visiting Iberostar, we went to the Riu hotel in Varadero. Also, a five star hotel, I was fascinated at the difference in style and ambience of the two properties. Riu was more simple with neutral colors and simple, modern designs. There were no Caribbean flare of colors or elaborate […]

Cuba Trip Update: A day in Cienfuegos
March 20, 2015

On Thursday we spent the day in the city of Cienfuegos. We checked into the hotel, ate lunch and went straight to the dolphin show! It was so much fun, I actually got to swim with the dolphins, which was terrifying, but also one of the most exciting activities we […]

Cuba Trip Update: Sol Palmeras
March 20, 2015

Today we had the privilege to speak with a sales representative of Sol Palmeras all inclusive resort. He discussed why Varadero is a highly competitive Cuban and Caribbean destination. As one of the top tourism areas in Cuba, Varadero has not only beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water, […]

Cuba Trip Update: Dupont Mansion Varadero
March 20, 2015

After spending the day at the resort in Varadero yesterday, I thought I knew how the area is structured: one large resort complex after another. However, today we had the unique chance of visiting the Dupont Mansion, which turned out to be an extreme contrast to Sol Palmeras and the […]