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Live the History of Havana, Cuba

Few places in the world blend history as well as Havana. Colonialism. Slavery. Communism. And a whole lot of 1953 Chevy Bel Airs.

What caused this? How could so many apparently conflicting factors – spread over so many centuries – come together with such vibrant eccentricity?

The answer lies in Havana’s bi-polar economy. Treasure bound for Spain built its 18-century palaces; in the 19th century, sugar plantations added railways (Cuba being only the fifth country in the world to have a railroad at the time); while in the 20th century, Havana found itself under U.S. control.Continue

Havana Jazz International Festival; Cuba

You’ve just spent hours absorbing the sweet sounds of live jazz. It’s safe to say it was one of the most entertaining evenings of your entire trip. It’s just a shame that it has to come to an end.

But does it really?

Well sure it does. Everything ends. But it won’t be over for another week. You’ve still got plenty of time to enjoy the Havana Jazz International Festival.Continue