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Like Everything Else, Trump Wrecks Travel to Cuba, Too – Via The Root

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By Angela Helm

If you’re like me, practically all of your friends, associates and even one rogue co-worker took a trip to Cuba in the last year (only one, however, bought this writer back a cigar, ahem). Without exception, all loved the island-nation filled with black people, salsa, and respite from life in the United States, rolled into a financially reasonable travel destination.

But those travel tales are starting to come fewer and farther between.

Naturally, the man with the big ass in the White House is to blame.

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Travel Destinations: Holguin

Via Cuba Travel Site 

Holguin as a tourist destination, in Cuba, is distinguished by its authenticity, diversity and high level of sustainability. It also stands out for its picturesque relieves of great scenic value. It shows a set of tangible elements, loaded with cultural symbols and resulting in a platform for dialogue not only between cultures but also between man and nature.

The extraordinarily crystalline waters and white sand of the north coast demonstrate the excellence of its beaches. We have the hop-on hop-off bus transfer to the beaches and surrounding places. For lovers of nature, the sunset on these beaches is a unique formulation that contrasts with the progressive predominance of green vegetation over the blue of the sea

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Arts from Cuba in DC., a one-of-its-kind event – Via ACN

 

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Kennedy Center – For two weeks this spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World, a festival celebrating the artistic richness that has emerged from this “island archipelago in the sun.” This unprecedented gathering of Cuban and Cuban American artists represents some of the world’s greatest from the island and the Diaspora.

Featuring some of Cuba’s finest artists and leading Cuban American creators, Artes de Cuba will inspire with more than 50 events over two weeks, encompassing the breadth and vibrancy of the island nation’s culture.

Upcoming Events – HERE

Washington D.C. will host the Arts from Cuba Cultural event May 8 to June 3 at the Kennedy Center with the participation of some 400 Cuban artists in the fields of music, dance, visual arts, movie and theater.

For renowned pianist Ernan Lopez-Nussa the event will mark a historic landmark bridging relations between both nations.

In statements to PL news agency, the pianist said the Cuban artists will be ambassadors of culture to pave the way for understanding between the two neighbor nations.

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Cuba Educational Travel: 99.13 percent of said they were “very safe” or “safe” in Cuba.

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The US organization Cuba Educational Travel has just given strong elements on the issue of security on the island, by conducting a survey to those who traveled to the archipelago the past 14 months, from January 2017 to February 2018.

American citizens responded anonymously to eight basic questions related to their stay in the Caribbean nation and the results were clear:

  • 99.13 percent of the 462 interviewees said they were “very safe” or “safe.”
  • ” Only three said they felt “insecure” on their trip,
  • one reported not being clear about their response and
  • none described their stay as “very insecure”.

 

 

Cool Days, Hot Nights: Havana “Parque Metropolitano”

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by Conner Gorry

On a hot summer night a little riverside amphitheater thrums with a thousand voices, the sweaty, cathartic chorus reaching deep into the surrounding woods. While young punks and pretty debutantes perch in giant jacarandas for a bird’s eye view of the onstage party, Cuba’s future IM their friends about what they’re missing. And what they’re missing is historic.

On this and similar incandescent Havana evenings, Cuban musicians have resuscitated one of the giants of 20th-century urbanism in a series of raucous outdoor concerts in enchanting venues like the Parque Almendares Amphitheater and the Jardines de la Tropical.

Today, both are part of Havana’s Gran Parque Metropolitano, a 700-hectare park currently undergoing an ambitious restoration plan that includes retrofitting and reforesting, environmental protection, neighborhood revitalization, and cultural activities like these concerts. Parque Metropolitano–one of the world’s greatest but least known urban parks–was the dream project of French landscape architect and city planner Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier, best known for the Eiffel Tower’s Champs-de-Mars gardens and the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona.

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Thinking about taking a family vacation? Cuba is safe, welcoming and FUN for the entire clan ! – Via Insight Cuba

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Are you wondering if traveling to Cuba is a good idea for kids? This island country is totally safe and a fun destination for travelers of all ages! And one of the things we’ve learned taking children to Cuba is that they often bring a surprising perspective along with unique observations that could help you appreciate the charming island even more.

If you’re worried about safety or accommodations — don’t be.  Cuba is relatively well-developed in many areas and even rivals many top-notch destinations in the Caribbean and Latin American in terms of safety, infrastructure, attractions and activities. An added bonus is the hospitality of the Cuban people who will make you feel right at home even with little ones in tow.

If you’re going to take the leap and travel to Cuba with kids. Here are some things that you should know.

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New Survey Finds Cuba Among Safest Destinations in the World – Via Medium

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A new survey of recent US travelers to Cuba finds it is among the safest destinations in the world to visit. The survey of US travelers who visited the island in 2017 and 2018, conducted by Cuba Educational Travel, found that those surveyed felt safe in Cuba, and believe that there is limited risk to travelers. They also believe that the country is well prepared to respond to environmental, health and crime related situations. These travelers with firsthand experience on the island overwhelmingly recommend visiting.

“It’s clear that Cuba is among the safest countries in the world for Americans to visit,” said Collin Laverty, President of Cuba Educational Travel and a leading expert on U.S.-Cuba relations. “The situation regarding U.S. diplomats in Havana has been grossly mismanaged by the State Department and highly politicized by the White House and members of Congress against normalizing relations with our neighbor.”

“It’s unfair to the affected diplomats and their families to politicize the situation and it completely discredits the integrity of the State Department’s Travel Warning System,” Laverty added. “The harm caused to Cuban families that are separated because they can’t obtain visas is inexcusable, and the damage it’s doing to Cuban entrepreneurs cut off from U.S. visitors is a tragedy.”

The survey of 462 recent US travelers to Cuba found:

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Discovering Cuba (II): Baracoa – Guantanamo

 

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Baracoa: Its original name was Arawak  (existence of the sea)

Also know as the First City of Cuba, City landscape, City of waters and City of mountains, surrounded by mountain, adorned by a  lot of vegetation of virgin forests, full of endemic flora and fauna, with crystalline rivers and beaches surrounded by grapes, almonds and coconut trees, which makes it have a distinctive stamp, if compared to the rest of the country.

It is the oldest city in Cuba for being the first town founded by the Spanish on August 15, 1511, when the colonization of the island began in the 16th century, with the name of Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa.

Declared a National Monument, the city is bathed by the Honey River and among its natural attractions is the Toa River, the Yumurí River and the Yunque de Baracoa.

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