Cuba - So Much More Than Cigars and Salsa!
The Republic of Cuba is located in the largest archipelago in the Caribbean region, and it measures the largest island about 1.250 km in length, and are home to approximately 11.3 million people in total. The Cuban poet Nicolas Guillén had this to say about Cuba: "It flows into the Caribbean Sea as a green, sleepy crocodile with eyes of water and rocks."
The fascinating landscape is hilly and with breathtaking beaches, historic towns and rustic villages where the traditional Cuban farmer "Guajiro" rides around on his horse, as if time has stopped. The Cuban population is very unique, and the country exudes warmth and hospitality, as well as a strong sense of national pride and independence. Especially famous is the Cuban music, which sounds in the streets even late at night, and in which the Cubans clearly express their spontaneity and zest for life.
The Cuban capital is characterized by a mixture of grandeur and decay, and these two opposites are easy to spot on the street. At first glance the city radiates an atmosphere from the days when Spanish ships moored at the harbor, full of valuables from South America. Traces of contemporary wealth is still visible in the majestic mansions painted in pastel colors, nestled on elegant squares. Despite decades of totally lacking maintenance, Havana's charm has remained largely unchanged.
The most famous place in Havana is the famous boulevard "the Malecón" that stretches approximately 7 km along the coast. The boulevard starts near the Old Town La Havana Vieja, where picturesque and fascinating relic of the past particularly found. At the other end of the "Malecón" is the more modern and luxurious district of Vedado, where students from the language school housed.