Cuba Trip Update: First day in Varadero
March 18, 2015

Arriving in Varadero today, we get to see how different Varadero and Havana are. While Havana seems to be a city with preserved history and distinct culture, Varadero is so developed with a total of 27 resorts and many more in progress. Not expecting the modernity of this city, I was […]

Cuba Trip Update: Varadero Day 1
March 18, 2015

Today’s phrase of the day is “I can do it. Buffet dinner.” We arrived at our all-inclusive Sol Palmeras hotel in Varadero, a tourist driven destination in Cuba. It was my first time at an all-inclusive, and I was fascinated by all the food, amenities, and activities that were offered […]

Cuba Trip Update: Iberostar Varadero
March 18, 2015

The Iberostar Varadero was built in 2004, and is one of the premier all inclusive resorts in Varadero, earning both the TripAdvisor and Holiday Check award for 2013. The property has 386 rooms, inclusive of five different room types – double, family, junior suite, junior spa suite, and two presidential […]

On Monday morning we met with students and professors in tourism from the University of Havana. Their program and perspectives are very different and it was great to share and learn with our new Cuban friends. We listened to presentations by our professors and theirs, Professor Torres and Professor Diaz, […]

Last night we got to enjoy a meal with the students of the University of Havana. It was a wonderful experience getting to communicate and make friends with students just like ourselves. It id amazing how çeducation can break barriers that have isolated Cuba for over 50 years. THe students […]

Yesterday afternoon was spent having lunch at a restaurant at the Banos del San Juan, or the natural spring baths of San Juan in Las Terrazas. As opposed to many restaurants we ate at beforehand and since then, this establishment epitomized casual countryside dining in Cuba. Imagine the typical barbecue […]