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La Habana Magazine

December 2016

We include guest features from around Cuba, a detailed Havana Events Listing as well as our reviews of the best restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels and private accommodation.

Marabana: Run Charlie run

It is dark outside, 5.30am. Wishful thinking that I could simply sleep in and let the Havana marathon wait another

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American Heritage Tour

TROPICANA: So many Yumas can’t be wrong

Politicians, businessmen and celebrities of the arts rubbed shoulders at Tropicana with American mobsters, US marines and Hollywood stars who

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Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana

This intimate portrait of life in Havana, vibrates with the sounds of the city.

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King Coconut in Havana

It could very well be that the number-one refreshing drink for most Cubans is “agua de coco,” or coconut milk.

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An architectural stew

Havana has always been a very cosmopolitan city, open to different influences.

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The future in our reach

by Victoria Alcalá Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba made the word “entrepreneur” fashionable, especially when referring to the young, although

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Being a Millennial is a state of mind

Photos by Alex Mene Millennials, also called Generation Y or Generation Peter Pan, are people who were born between 1980

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The Millenial Generation in Cuban art

by Ricardo Alberto Pérez Within the different Cuban artistic media these days, we can talk about the presence of a

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When the Box Is Empty

by Andreas Clark Let’s say you are 30 years old. OK, 30 something. Or maybe a little less, and you

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Guámpara Music: Feet planted in Santiago de Cuba but eyes on the continent

If you describe Guámpara Music as a brand-new project, you will find it’s only half the story.

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Alejandro Zamora: A Cuban Hip-Hop Historian

LaHabana.com chatted with him about this and his work in support of the Cuban hip-hop scene from the literary point

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Colossus at Dawn

by Sebastian Caniveille Some distance after you cross the Almendares River and just before you leave Playa municipality, in that

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Less Is More

by Patricia Font When the artist Wilfredo Prieto exhibited his by now unforgettable half full or half empty glass of

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Tradicionales de los 50: Embodying the Golden Age of Cuban music

by Ricardo Alberto Pérez Among the many surprises and satisfactions that the Havana night generally offers both visitors and nationals,

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Goodbye Tamagotchi, welcome Cosplayers

by Luciana Díaz The kids of my generation had an odd hobby that I don’t think existed in any other

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SNET: The Shortest Distance

By Rosario Falls The shortest distance between two points is defined by the type of connection those points have managed

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