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Photographic workshop in Cuba with Louis Alarcon

If you are an amateur photographer and traveler and you want to live an authentic photographic experience in Cuba. I advise you see my photo tour in Cuba, where I have lived and worked since 1998. My name is Louis Alarcon, I am a professional photographer, teacher and guide that is 100% specialized in documenting Cuba. I run the international Instagram for Cuba, and I am the owner of the largest video channel on Cuba that current...

Read more...By photographingcuba      13 November 2016

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20 reasons to fall in love with Cuba

Cuba is a mesmerizing destination that offers both style and a hint of mystery. If you are planning a short trip to this island nation, you may already be aware of a few facts about this place. Still, there are certain things that you may not know Here I bring you 19 reasons to fall in love with Cuba, in no particular order. Life under the skies Cubans usually stay home during the ‘cold season’, but you will probably fail to notice any difference in the climate. Cubans are used to living mostly outdoors – you can expect to have dinner under the night sky, and then go for a walk along the coast all throughout the y...

Read more...By photographingcuba      03 November 2016

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when to travel to cuba month per month

The following article will help you find your way around Cuba depending on the month. Travelling to Cuba in August and doing so in January are completely different experiences, as you will see below. I’ll be as detailed as possible for you to avoid any confusion. JANUARY It is important to know that night falls around 7 PM, that it is a month when temperatures can occasionally be low, and above all, that it is a month when tobacco is harvested, which makes travelling to Viñales around this time of year highly recommended, even though the...

Read more...By admin      01 November 2016

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Places to listen to jazz in Havana

In this article you will not only discover the best places where you can listen to jazz in Havana, but at the end I will also show you how to take a different and authentic trip to Cuba. You can take it with us or on your own, but we will certainly help you find new ideas. Something that has left a mark on Cuban jazz as time went by was the mix obtained from the typical jazz rhythms born in New Orleans and the Caribbean melodies; resulting in fusions with genres as diverse as rumba, swing, son and blues. If during your vacations in Cuba you want to get to know and enjoy this Latin Jazz and Afro Jazz made in C...

Read more...By photographingcuba      28 October 2016

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Massages in Cuba

Recent changes in the country now let you enjoy some good massages in Cuba. A pleasure you will be able to partake in during your trip to Cuba is a massage session in Havana. When on vacation on the Island, you will be able to relax and enjoy a massage. As is common knowledge, regularly getting massages is a pleasant way to stimulate the nerves and blood flow, reducing stress levels, rejuvenating the skin and aiding in the elimination of toxins from the body. That’s why during your vacations in Havana it would be a great time to feel the benefits of massages. ...

Read more...By photographingcuba      28 October 2016

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Where to buy handmade crafts in Cuba

If you are vacationing in Cuba, something that can’t go amiss in your suitcase upon your return is a souvenir gift. Whether at the request of a friend or simply as a memento for yourself, buying handmade crafts can be a good choice for a gift. In Havana there are four main artisan fairs; two in El Vedado and another two in Old Havana. At el Malecón, right by Paseo street, you will find the first; while you will discover the second one very close to the Habana Libre Hotel, at calle 23 between M and N, downtown. In Old Havana, the fairs are also located at very popular and touristic spots: t...

Read more...By photographingcuba      28 October 2016

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The drum ceremony in Cuban Santeria

The drum ceremony in Cuban Santeria is an event that is not often possible to record. Here, I bring you a video showing how it is. Initiation in Yoruba religion is a true feast for the soul and body. This is the end of a long process linking man to Orishas. After overcoming several stages in which the person being initiated receives the necklaces, and together with his godfather, he is crowned and sacrifices are offered to the gods. This Santeria ceremony ends with a great party, “a beating of the drums” that will last an entire day. In Afro-Cuban ceremonies, which are ...

Read more...By photographingcuba      28 October 2016

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Where and how to eat on the cheap in Cuba

When vacationing in the Island, you should be aware of where and how to eat on the cheap in Cuba. You will find several options where you will be able to taste the authentic Cuban cuisine. In your visit to Havana, you will find several luxury restaurants, but if you decide to visit the Island on a budget, there you will also find small cafeterias and restaurants where you will be able to eat for just a few bucks. Private lodging homes usually offer well-prepared dishes, and are not overly expensive. In this video, you will see how one of my trips is, and what meals we are served at private homes. ...

Read more...By photographingcuba      28 October 2016

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How to visit the keys from Havana

While on your trip to Cuba, you will find a true tropical paradise on the keys of this Island. At the Cuban keys you will find a dreamlike setting, surrounded by lush nature and away from all the noise. There, you will encounter the ideal spot to take refuge during your vacations. ...

Read more...By photographingcuba      28 October 2016

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How much does a taxi cost in Havana

If it is the first time you travel to Cuba, this article will certainly be of help, since the subject of taxis is pure insanity. If you compound that with the fact that they handle two currencies, you may feel confused or it may even result to be expensive. I hope you find this information and tips I’m offering to be of help. - The taxi trip from the airport to Havana costs 25/30 CUC (pesos convertibles; I advise you to exchange your Euros at the CADECA you will find at the airport… no matter what they tell you, the exchange rate is the same as it is in Havana, and in t...

Read more...By photographingcuba      28 October 2016

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