Located along the ocean, Cienfuegos offers beautiful views of the water, timeworn buildings, and a local Cuban feel.  During our time in Cuba, my boyfriend and I spent two days in Cienfuegos.  We didn’t have enough time to do some of the one day trips like visiting El Nicho Falls, but we explored the Plaza … More Cienfuegos


After traveling around Cuba, Havana clearly stood out as the popular tourist location.  There’s so much to do in Havana and there’s a plethora of restaurant and bar options.  We spent three days in Havana and tackled the major tourist landmarks including the Museo de la Revolucion, the old city, the beach, downtown Havana, Museo … More Havana

Food in Cuba

When you think of Cuban food, what comes to mind? Possibly Cubano sandwiches, intriguing spices, slow roasted meats, and salted plantains and yucca.  All the senses heightened right now derive from Cuban American food.  Cuban food differs greatly from the popular Cuban cuisine in the United States. Overall, Cuban food lacks spice and flavor.  At … More Food in Cuba

Santa Clara

Che Guevara, drag shows, and satirical political cartoon murals—Santa Clara portrays a sense of revolution and counterculture.  The city is landlocked and fails to draw in tourists like Havana or Varadero. The large statue of Che Guevara at the Che Guevara Mausoleum View from the balcony during a drag show at Club Mejunje One of … More Santa Clara

The Cuban Cigar

How can you visit Cuba without trying a Cuban cigar?  Well, as a woman, it wasn’t all too easy. My boyfriend and I had befriended a yellow cocotaxi driver who always parked his taxi near our AirBnB.  Whenever we needed a taxi to travel throughout Havana, we made sure that he was available to take … More The Cuban Cigar