I was born in Matanzas Cuba, a magical place for music. Our ancestors came from Spain and Africa and turned Matanzas in a cultural center for centuries. Matanzas had influence Cuban and world music in many ways. I remember as a child running to see the main drummers in my town fiestas, from an early […]
For more than 80 years Agustin Reyes Royal Violets could very well be called the cologne of the Cuban people. Since childhood Cubans have enjoyed this refreshing cologne. Like many of our ancestors the Agustin Reyes story is born with hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Agustin Francisco Reyes created his company on December 6 1927 […]
The guayabera shirt has a rich, colorful and even dangerous history as the fashion of choice for notorious Cuban bandits.
While on vacation, one of the most interesting elements of visiting a new culture is learning about how the locals enjoy everyday pleasures, and the leisure activities and daily habits that make their culture unique. To get a real flavor of the local culture, many tourists focus on exploring the traditional food in the area. […]
Fried sweet plantains. They are everywhere! If you ever eaten in a Cuban restaurant you’ll notice these fried plantains offered as a side dish on almost every main course. These are sweet treats that will sure go very well with any Cuban dishes. The sweet plantains are not fried bananas instead the plantains are a […]
El Palacio de Valle Located in Punta Gorda, in the city of Cienfuegos El Palacio de Valle is a gorgeous palace reminiscent of Spanish-Moorish art with influences of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Mudejar arts. The palace used to belong to Don Acisclo del Valle, owner of several plantations in the Cienfuegos city area. The palace was […]
Cuban Flan Recipe. Cuban Flans are delicious deserts and a great way to end any Cuban meal. Flans are prepared with basic ingredients such as eggs, condense milk and evaporated milk. this Cuban dessert come out silky and smooth with a caramel crust to die for. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon water A few drops of […]