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Getting Lost in the Labyrinth In Camaguey

Getting Lost in the Labyrinth In Camaguey

Camaguey is a labyrinth where a poor map reader can easily get lost. The narrow streets seem identical and they look like endless mazes that seem to bring you back to where you’ve started. Getting lost in this old colonial city, however, offers a curious visitor some old gems that are new to his senses. […]

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Gays in Havana Cuba

Gays in Havana

Cuba, I reckon, would be the next gay destination. It’s a gay-friendly country and bisexuals abound. It’s safe, too. I was told that “straight” men do it for the money, out of their jobless situation. Life in Cuba is hard, so can you blame them? Find a job? What job? Though education in Cuba is free, […]

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The Onion Guy

The Onion Guy

“Cebolla! Cebolla!”, so I heard the onion guy screaming loud enough to be heard by household residents. I paced faster to get closer to snap a photo of him which he happily obliged without any return. He asked me where I come from and in jest, he said, “Buy this to Canada.” I smiled and asked […]

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Portraits of Cubans and Their Way of Life

When traveling, I have this habit of talking to locals and asking them for their portraits whatever they are doing. I’d ask their names and I’d give mine even if they won’t ask. Most of the time, I got affirmative answers but there were few times I was refused but they’re willing to do it […]

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The Gayest and the Most Straight-friendly Casa in Havana

The Gayest and the Most Straight-friendly Casa in Havana

Don’t be fooled by it’s tiny door when you find it nor think it’s a scary place with narrow steps when going to the second floor. You are, as matter of fact, in a 114-year old colonial casa that withstood the test of time. history and political changes. Read: Can Americans go to Cuba? Yes, […]

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Where to stay in Cuba Cienfuegos

Where To Stay in Cuba

Cuba can be expensive for backpackers who travel solo. For a third world country, one might think its cheap—but it’s not. It’s a tourism-fueled economy where most tourists go with hotel and flight packages and stay in well-known beaches like Varadero, Cayo Coco and Playa Ancon. Thus, even accommodations aren’t really backpacker-friendly.  Where to stay […]

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Hemingway's Watering Holes and Life in Cuba

Hemingway’s Watering Holes and Life in Cuba

While walking on a sweltering heat in Havana, I finally gave up finding La Bodeguita, a place where Papa Hemingway used to get wasted. I found a small cafe, sat there and ordered a bottle of mineral water. When the waiter came back, I asked him where the said bar was and he told me […]

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Things to do in Trinidad Cuba

Things to do in Trinidad

If there’s one city I’d highly recommend you to visit, aside from Havana, in Cuba, it would be Trinidad. No, I’m not talking about the many museums the city can offer but the various activities you can do here and it’s neighboring places. From the cobblestoned streets to the mountains and to the beach, Trinidad […]

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Trinidad - A Time Travel Cuba

Trinidad – A Time Travel

Trinidad is a 500-year old Cuban city warped in time. Walking around, in narrow streets covered in cobbled stones, I didn’t find it difficult to convince myself that I was living and breathing in the past. Time travel, in Trinidad, is indeed, possible. Try to wake up early–before everyone does–and walk around the empty streets […]

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Travel quote / Beach quote

Life is better at the Beach

I know it’s still Spring but when people start wearing t-shirts in three consecutive days, summer is already here. Yes, it’s raining in Toronto today and the it might continue all the way to the weekend but who cares? At least no more jackets and trench coats but umbrellas. :)) Is your beach body ready […]

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