Cuba ‘Trump-ets’ new American invasion

It was 56 years ago that American-backed insurgents landed on the beaches of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. That invasion was a failure, but, thanks to the recent warming of relations between Cuba and the U.S., there’s a new American invasion taking place. How this one will turn out is anyone’s guess.

Any day that cruise ships are in town, the length of Calle Obispo, the main artery of Havana’s Old City, bustles with American  tourists. They come to explore the host of shops, bars and restaurants that line this picturesque avenue in a city that was once off limits to Americans.

One of the most popular spots along the street is La Floridita, the bar that invented the rum-fuelled daiquiri cocktail that was a favourite of American writer Ernest Hemingway.

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Photos: Five days in Cuba

Just got back from my first trip to Cuba, a country that I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time. It totally delivered.

Music is everywhere, old American cars are omnipresent and not just on show for tourists and the people love life and are more than happy to share their country with visitors.

Here is some of what I saw during my short stay there:

Street scene from Old #Havana which actually looks newer than the rest of Havana which has seen better days.

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People watching along the Paseo del Prado in #Havana, #Cuba.

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Enjoyed the #sunset along the #malecon in #Havana, #Cuba.

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The scenery near #Viñales, #Cuba is worth the visit.

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We were blown away by a performance by Los Muñequitos de Matanzas in their home town of #Matanzas, #Cuba.

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A morning view of El Morro from the #Malecon in #Havana, #Cuba.

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Looking out at the Plaza la Libertad in #Matanzas, #Cuba from the lobby of the wonderful Hotel Velasco.

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I knew to expect to see some old American cars in #Cuba, but I didn't expect that many. They are everywhere.

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Thanks for being such a great host, #Cuba. ¡Hasta luego!

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Photos: Captivating views of Cuba

Many are predicting that Cuba will change once the effects of America’s embargo disappear. It surely will, although it remains to be seen if the changes will be for the better or for the worse. Whatever the case, you can be sure that it won’t happen overnight.

This collection of photos of the Caribbean nation give you a glimpse of what it’s like today so enjoy it while you can.

Ever wondered how #cigars are made in #Cuba? Watch on our new video on our blog www.live-bio.net (link in bio)

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Cuba 2013!

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