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Travel Tips for Visiting Havana

For me, Cuba is one of those countries that are endlessly fascinating. History that is still occurring on a daily basis; the resilience and friendliness of Cubans, the natural beauty of the island and of course, the all-pervasive music and dance.
Having been to Cuba twice now for a total of 6 weeks, here are some (hem, hard-earned) tips for your trip. Read more

Bailar! Dancing in Cuba

Crafted from African and Spanish influences, Cuban dance is well-known around the world: Son, Pilon, Cuban Salsa, Danzon, Rumba, and Cha Cha Cha, all originated in Cuba.
Music and dance are an integral part of Cuban life and celebration, and children learn to dance pretty much as soon as they can stand by imitating those around them. Once in primary school, formal dance classes are taught in the (Castro-initiated) education system which focuses on the arts as well as traditional maths, revolutionary history and science subjects.
Cubans therefore are all effortlessly amazing dancers. Cuban guys are such strong dance partners that dancing with them is easy, it doesn’t matter your ability at all. Basically they hold you tight (think spot welding) so there is pretty much no chance of you being able to do something wrong. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Healthy Happier Bear

Adventures In Striving For A Healthy, Happier Life!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated