License plates in Havana, Cuba
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Eating at Paladars in Havana

Vicente drives through the Malecón, a highway along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Waves are furiously crashing against the seawall. We tighten our light jackets as the weather in Havana is surprisingly mild. Our first stop is Cementerio Colón, the main cemetery of Havana that is full of funerary sculptures and stories. We…

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Old car in Havana, Cuba
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First Day in Havana, Cuba

We step out of our casa particular in Vedado, a suburb of Havana, and immediately see what will become the familiar silhouette of Ernesto Che Gueverra. As expected, there are frequent reminders of Cuba’s history wherever you turn — inspirational quotes from Cuba’s national hero, José Martí, and dates of historical importance that most, if…

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