Posts Tagged: Taxis

A Brief Reflection on Cuban Culture and Life

By Lauren Sadowsky, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2012 • Habana Vieja is beautiful and the skyline along the Malecon is gorgeous • Food served in casas particulares (family stay homes) is far superior to the food served by paladares (family-run restaurants) • There are two main currencies – CUC: Cuban Convertible Pesos which is… Read more »

Top ten – weeks five and six

By Claire Williams, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2012 As you might have noticed, my week five post failed to appear entirely and my week six post, here, is ambling along, as late as your average Cuban. To apologize for that tardiness, I have three words: Trinidad, Camagüey, and birthday. Not only did we depart… Read more »

Top ten – week three

By Claire Williams, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2012 This week, I learned that when you’re living in a foreign country, it’s best to expect that nothing will turn out as planned. You might find yourself breaking up with someone you saw in the rest of your life. You might meet someone on the beach… Read more »

A Brief Tour I: Our Homes

By Michael Hernandez, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2012 So I feel like this somehow goes against the typical blog post, but I’ve been itching to provide you all with a sort of descriptive tour of my new home here in Havana. So that’s what I’m going to do. My first post will be about… Read more »

Getting Around the City

By Anna Krist, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2011 One of my favorite things to do in Havana is to take taxis.  For one thing, the rides are a much-needed break from the brutal heat.  As we zip through the streets, the wind streams in through the open windows, providing relief even when we’re stuffed… Read more »