Havana Real a book by Yoani Sanchez

Do you know Yoani Sanchez? Yoani is the creator of the world famous generation y blog where she writes about day to day events in Cuba. We are now offering this Book at mycubanstore.com Havana Real: One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today She’s been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and […]

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The Canimar River Bridge. Matanzas, Cuba December 2010

Matanzas is a beautiful city approximately 50 miles from Havana.  The city sits on a scenic bay with many rivers passing thru the city.  Many know Matanzas by the nickname the city of bridges.  I visited the Canimar river bridge in Matanzas in December 2010 with my aunt and cousins. We spent the day fishing […]

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The Illegally Hung Wedding Shirts

This funny story was sent to us by a Customer. The Illegally Hung Wedding  Shirts   By The Ancient Florida Native   Once upon a time….today….The Ancient Florida Native,  hand-washed four Guayabera shirts made of fine linen,that are to be worn for  the up coming Beach wedding of her son. Being an expert on hand-washing  […]

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Cuban Business before and after.

I visited my cousin and he shared some stories with me about his father.  He pulled out an old photo album and showed me an old picture of himself in 1958 working at his dad’s business. The business was a small local cafeteria that served breakfast, coffee and sandwiches. He remembered how his dad used […]

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Camerata Romeu, La bella cubana. ( Beautiful Cuban Girl)

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Cuban Pesos

Cuba has two currencies, on one currency Cubans earn their salaries and use it to pay for their government rationing; this one is called CUP.  The second currency is one with a higher value on which tourists or Cuban with families in other countries deal called CUC. $0.90 (dollar) = 1 CUC = 24 CUP (cuban Pesos) […]

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Havana In the 1930’s

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A day in Havana

We wake up in Havana December 22, 2010. We are happy to be with our family and had planned our day to run some errands and later in the afternoon visit the “Acuario Nacional” (National Aquarium). We get into my father’s car, a 1952 Chevy. The car looks pretty good and it runs, not well, […]

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Cuba: Waiting for a Revolution

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¡Cuba! Art And History: From 1868 to Today – Part 2

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