Cuba Trip Update: Eco-tourism
March 17, 2015

On Sunday, we were able to visit Las Terrazas, Cuba’s UNESCO sanctioned biosphere reserve. The discussion with our guide was primarily concerning the effort to promote a sustainable and eco’friendly tourism product. This reserve is the home of 250 families who live, work and support this incredible land. Although it […]

Cuba Trip Update: Hotel Moka
March 17, 2015

Today, we had the opportunity to visit the beautiful eco-tourism resort, Hotel Moka, located in the Reserva de la Biosphera Las Terrazas. Josie, Janie, and Mary presented their suggestions for attracting the American tourist to managers of the hotel. Although, some suggestions were already being addressed by the hotel the […]

What is culture? You can feel it in a place, see it in the behaviors of people, but how do you describe it? Here in Havana, it is so strong, I swear it pours with liveliness from the cracks in the crumbling buildings. As we walked through the streets of […]

Cuba Trip Update: Arriving in Havana
March 17, 2015

Getting into Cuba was a very interesting process. Off the plane we walked into the terminal and waited in line for immigration. The officer asked me a few questions in Spanish and¬†stamped my passport and I was on my way! We waited a while for our luggage, but eventually everyone […]

Cuba Trip Update: Old Havana Walking Tour
March 17, 2015

Our first day in Cuba began with a wonderful walking tour through Old Havana. Right from the beginning, the unique Cuban architecture caught my eye. The intertwined colonial and white influences fascinated me. Each building we past had its own unique touch and shined in different vibrant colors. However, several […]

On Saturday evening we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Omar Torres as we dined in his paladar, or private restaurant, overlooking the ocean. This scenic oasis from the busy streets below offered a unique look at how entrepreneurship is cultivated in a communist government. Dr. Torres explained that […]