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Born and raised in Cuba, I'm passionate about this dazzling and puzzling Caribbean nation and its many facets; from the remnants of a brave revolution, to the crumbling colonial beauty of its historical cities and the untouched beauty of its wild landscapes and pristine beaches.
I've had every kind of experience in Cuba, from hanging out with the locals at spontaneous gatherings, to dancing in street parties, attending carnivals and festivals, playing domino on the streets with old men and discussing baseball in Old Havana's famous "la esquina caliente" (the hot corner), I truly have done it all in Cuba, or at least most of it.
I've lived and breathed Cuba from every angle, from the humble day-to-day living reality of the local community, to the glitz and glamour of the latest tourist properties and beach resorts, to the recently-declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
My adventures and experiences range from the simple lighting of a Cuban cigar, to the drinking of quality aged rum, the pursuit of natural wonders in the island's wilderness areas and protected biosphere reserves to the quirky vintage side – from riding old American cars from the 50s to staying in privately-owned accommodation with authentic Cuban hosts.