Posts Tagged: Currency

Tom Haverford in Cuba? (maybe)

Around the second week we got here, me and three friends were wandering around looking for food to eat. Not knowing where to go, we allowed ourselves to be ushered into this modern white box that looked totally out of place among the romantic decay of Spanish architecture surrounding it. When we got inside we… Read more »

Burritos in Havana

Lucy Blumberg, Public Health in Cuba 2014 There’s a new restaurant in town. It’s called El Habanero Burrito, and it’s one of those hole-in-the-wall places that spills out onto the sidewalk of Calle 23, one of the busiest streets in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood where our group is staying. Their bright and colorful signs give diners… Read more »

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 »