Before the Cuban Embargo was imposed by the Eisenhower Administration in October 1960 and Havana was the hottest city in the world.
With stunning women, great hotels, incredible restaurants, and the most lavish casinos in the world Havana WAS Las Vegas when the Vegas Strip barely a sparkle in Bugsy Siegal’s fevered imagination. Until the United States began enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment’s prohibition on alcohol on January 20, 1920 Havana was a sleepy relic with beautiful, crumbling Spanish Colonial-era buildings that had somehow survived a couple of hundred years of hurricanes, wars, and begin neglect.
In fact, perhaps the biggest problem for a lot of travelers to Cuba is that generally speaking the hotels are not quite up to international standards, but, again, this is a lot like St. Generally, the rest of the tourist infrastructure ranges from iffy to non-existent except for restaurants. But let’s face it if you are reading this site you are not for visiting Havana for the Ropa vieja, a spicy shredded beef, or Arroz con Pollo, a chicken dish once officially voted the National Dish of Cuba in the 1930s.
And that is very good for you if you can get to Cuba and for almost everyone else in the world, but Americans that is not hard to do.
So, if you are Canadian and you speak a smattering of Spanish and have a little sense of adventure Cuba is the place to go.
They fell in fell in love with a beautiful Cuban woman and decided the winters in Santiago or Havana beat the winters in Leningrad or Moscow.
If you are going to try to build a workers’ paradise it probably is a good idea to start in paradise.
Cuba had a close trading relation with a variety of cities in the United States, particularly New Orleans.
All of the really wealthy Cubans kept houses in the Big Easy and many of them fled there after Castro rose to power.Other women are more or less pure descendants of the original Native American inhabitants of the islands, the Caribs, and a large percentage of ladies have some African ancestry.There are even a substantial number of Cuban women named Svetlana, Natalya, and Olga descended from one of the hundreds of thousand advisors the Soviet Union sent to the island during the Cold War.According to the 2012 Cuban census 64.1% of Cubans self-identify as white; 26.6% mulatto, mestizo, zambo, or pardo, and 9.3% as black.So, Cuban girls are a sassy, sexy mix of races and cultures.In fact, when Miami was still a mosquito infested mangrove swamp there was daily ferry service between New Orleans and Havana.