Havana is a city with a storied past. Built by rich, slave-owning Spaniards, marauded by French pirates, sacked by the British navy, and infested by the American mafia, Havana was once an opulent city, and its name still conjures up images of gambling, cabaret shows, convertibles on the Malecon, and Hemingway. Intense, huge, and sprawling, […]

Santa Clara

My introduction to Cuba starts on the plane. A guy is sitting in the window seat on the opposite side of the aisle, a Styrofoam container of food in a plastic bag is on the seat next to him. About halfway through the flight he picks it up, points at it and then to me, […]