Last time when visiting Havana I saw this sentence on one of the streets "Embargo is the longest genocide in human history". I wish I could take a picture but the taxi was too fast. It's been over two years since President Obama announced a progress in relations between the US and Cuba. It's been over … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Embargo. Americans. And how does it really look like now.
I've been thinking about this for a long time. But since it's been a year I actually fully joined a Cuban family it's time to write few things about it. Before I move to Cuba I was pretty independent. I was living alone, 3000 km from my hometown, had a job I liked, friends and … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Cuban Women
Some of you might have already heard about this policy established in 1995 by Bill Clinton as part of Cuban Adjustment Act. What did it mean for Cubans? Well, Cuban caught on the waters between the two nations (with "wet feet") was sent home or to a third country. One who makes it to shore … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Wet feet, dry feet
It's been a while since the last post but I just can't say nothing. After all it's an end of an era. Fidel died last night in Cuba. Fidel Castro obviously. We just got news this morning and spent all morning on Facebook watching news and Cubans celebrating around the world. I never though the … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Fidel is dead. Not mine fortunately.
Shopping in Cuba ain´t easy. Cuba still doesn´t have supermarkets and shops we´re use to. A lot of people would say for sure that is good and with all the western stuff Cuba would loose it charm. Would it really? Would the ability of buying everything you need for you family destroy Cuba? This is … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Living in Cuba: Shopping
For the last 2 months I´ve been living Internet and Facebook free life. OK, I have to be honest. It´s an almost Internet and Facebook free life. You´re reading this so it means I posted it somehow. True. But I don´t have access to Internet every day, sometimes not even every week. How does it … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Life (almost) whitout Internet
How everyday life in Cuba looks like? When I think about my life in Cuba I always think about the joke my best friend once told me. One day a guy dies and gets to decide if he wants to go to heaven or hell. First he visits Heaven and it´s really nice. Blue skies, … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Bright sides of living in Cuba
I wrote before how my rented little house looks like. Now I would like to show you how most of the Cubans live like. Beside of bigger cities most of the population live in the wooden houses. Wood is still the cheapest material and the construction is pretty easy and fast. Those houses are usually … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Living in Cuba: living conditions
Food in Cuba is rather...limited. In all the ways. In one hand there's rationing system so things like rice, eggs, oil, beans are provided and may be bought for "libreta" which is a little book where it's written how much of each product you have a right to buy. Since Cuba almost don't import anything … Continue reading 🇬🇧 Living in Cuba: food