Havana is marked by its constant movement, noise, music on every corner, classic cars with more than 60 years, people talking and laughing and dancing, innovative businesses, rum, coffee and the best cigars of the world. We want you to feel like a Cuban for a few hours and experience what we experience every day, how we enjoy each second despite our difficulties, what we eat and and where we buy our food everyday, our means of transportation, and how we value being Cubans living in this island. We will take you away from tourist places for a while so you can feel part of our culture, understand our daily lives and our history. We will depart from the National Capitol and from there we will begin our route through the city. First, we will be walking around Old Havana residential part. We will visit two local markets (one from the government, another one private) so you can see the difference between two coexisting systems nowadays in Cuba. We will be talking about history, but also differences between generations in Cuba. We will also visit a government store (what we call “bodegas”) to learn about the Cuban ration food system. We will learn about “black market” in Cuba and also visit a CUC store, where Cubans buy most of their supplies every month. Is it worthwhile to live in Cuba nowadays? Discover it by yourself!
My name is Leydis, a Cuban in love with Havana. I am graduated in University as a Society and Culture expert and I have created a group of high qualified friends who share my passion to understand Cuba now and 60 years ago. For us it would be a real pleasure to take you to discover Havana in a new light, to divert you from the images repeated by all and get into the essence of Cuba and the daily life of Cubans, to share those things and visit those places that do not appear in the travel books but that still deserve their stories to be discovered and captured; places with a different and unique beauty. I would like to convey to you the true Cuban experience. Let's discover and understand together the realities and beauties to live in Cuba today.
Bottle of water
We will go to those places of the city that can not be seen from a tourist bus or discovered from a travel book: two local markets, a private one and a government owned one. A government store (bodega) to see how Cubans get their monthly rations, and we will also visit a CUC store.
Soft and casual clothes in summertime
*This experience accomplishes all the requirements for "Support to the Cuban People" Visa for American Citizens
UNDERSTAND CUBA TODAY WITH A SOCIOLOGIST