As a journalism major, I’ve always felt comfortable writing long-form content. But every now and then (very rarely), something else comes out of me. I don’t even know what it is — poetry? random dribble? — and frankly, I don’t know if it’s any good. But I’ve recently felt compelled that part of creativity is being willing to put the deep and unknown stuff out there, so this month, I’m sharing something different. Plus, I can’t take too much credit for this one. While the words are (mostly) mine, the ideas are all Dostoyevsky’s.
Havana, Cuba is a stunning city, full of culture and pride, beauty and complexity. Though many gravitate toward Cuba for vintage cars and Hemingway, Havana is very much a city that is happening today. It is filled with art and music, trendy restaurants and fashion designers and a rich history that still shapes so much of life in Cuba. It’s the type of place that quickly captures your heart and imagination. It’s a place unlike any other, a place full of its own kind of magic.
This complete guide will help you cut through the confusion and discover everything you need to know about travel to Cuba. Get the scoop on the logistics such as visas, money and communication once in Cuba; discover Havana’s neighborhoods and where to stay; and plan your perfect (and legal) trip with recommendations on restaurants, sights and things to do once in Havana. I’ve even included a sample itinerary and some things to understand about Cuba before you go.
Here in Moab, a small tourist outpost in the middle of southeastern Utah’s canyon country, life happens a little differently. Weather is the stock market, the market fluctuating with dips and spikes in temperature. Biking spandex is considered business casual, since a wetsuit is the only suit ever worn. And “painting the town” refers to the way the sun sets on the red rocks, lighting them on fire, streaking purple and blue through the sky like paint on an artist’s brush.