Category: travel

Cuba: Day 1 

So the airplane lands in Havana. (I’m going to skip the 12 hour journey and two layovers there because that’s not interesting at this point.) The first thing that hits me is the heat, humidity, and the smell of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. Yeah, I thought

Cuba: All Before Departure

Photo above: It was a sunny day spent walking along The Malecón. “Officially Avenida de Maceo, the Malecón is a broad esplanade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km (5 miles) along the coast in Havana, Cuba, from the mouth of Havana Harbor in Old Havana, along the north side

Cuba: Logistics

When I booked my flight on the 1st of October to Cuba, I booked it with my dear Norwegian friend and fellow Dragon spirit animal Helene. We found the hippest coffee cafe called Caffe Frascati in downtown San Jose and sipped our red wine while listening to a local Irish

Finding Spartan Mambo

I danced in musicals throughout middle school and high school, but I never devoted my life to dance(as I thought it should be). After taking my first dance class at West Valley College a few years ago, I realized that I needed to incorporate dancing regularly multiple times a week–for the

Packing for Cuba

My first trip to a Second World country. I’ll be taking my very loved backpacking backpack (80L). My packing list:  Toilet paper (Advice from other visitors…apparently we should bring a lot?) Clothes/toothbrushes to hand out (People need necessities, on average make $20/month.  Also, after taking a pic or having them take

Ready to Go? Vamos

I leave for Cuba in nine days. My salsa team, Spartan Mambo from SJSU, has already made my college experience more fun than I could have imagined. And now, we’re going to Cuba for winter break. In the dancing world, Cuba is known for their popular social dancing called Casino. In

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