Music. No traffic. Baseball. Dancing. Free healthcare. High literacy. No shops. No freedom of expression. Gorgeous Colonial architecture. Seven nights/ Eight days cultural program in Cuba July 4-11, 2015
$2,600 Double occupancy, per person
$2,900 Single occupancy
People to People license, visa and travel affidavit
All confirmations in the program Double room accommodations in 3 star hotel (Habana Paseo, Park View, Plaza requested)
Transportation by private, airconditioned motor coach as well as transfers for group as appropriate
English speaking coordinator throughout touring period
Preparatory reading materials
Admission and fees to museums and program activities
Honoraria for speakers and donations to organizations
Two meals a day (excluding arrival and departure days)
Airfare from Miami to Havana must be booked for approx. $575
Scheduled Itinerary Highlights include:
Visits to a variety of community projects related to Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, your official hosts in Cuba
Guided tours of museums and historical landmarks
Thought provoking lectures by renowned intellectuals and scholars
Private performances and reception by prominent dance companies and musicians
Exploration of the fascinating neighborhoods of Havana
Visit to healthcare clinic, Community Art Project & private enterprises
Detailed itinerary & list of exclusions available on website and by request
FUN FACTS ABOUT CUBA!
The official language is Spanish even though many Cubans can speak English.
Cuba is often referred to in Spanish as “El Cocodrilo” or “El Caima” because if you look at Cuba from the air, the island resembles a crocodile or alligator.
Sugar from sugar cane is the main crop grown in Cuba, followed by tobacco which is used in the making of hand-crafted cigars that are famous for being the finest cigars in the world.
Dominos is a popular game in Cuba and the people love to watch and play Baseball.
Globe Aware invites you to visit Cuba legally Cuba has a rich and varied cultural heritage. Since the revolution, there has been an aggressive program of cultural reforms that has promoted artistic talent on the island. The result is a highly respected collection of art, music, and dance institutions and academies that have gained international acclaim. Even in the face of economic difficulties, Cuba continues to place a high value on artistic creativity and maintains its cultural integrity.
During our journey, we will be hosted by a variety of local scholars and artists who will offer in-depth commentary on art, history, architecture and religion. We will meet many leading artists in their studios, attend private dance and music performances and enjoy the company of students, professors, and historians. Throughout our tour we will enjoy the type of intimate personal exchanges that build lifelong relationships. This trip will not only bring us together with the people of Cuba, but will enable us to develop friendships and a new understanding of the rich and varied cultural fabric of this unique island nation. A true people to people exchange!
What better way to celebrate our Cuba trip than with a traditional Cuban recipe?
Here is how to make a simple and tasty Cuban sandwich:
1 loaf Cuban bread
1 -ounce regular mustard
4 dill pickles
5 slices boiled ham or Virginia ham
2 slices roast pork
1 slice imported Swiss cheese
1 -ounce butter
Cut Cuban bread to desired size, common size is 7 inches. Next, slice open the bread down the middle. On the topside of the bread spread 1-ounce of mustard, evenly across. Then place 4 pickles on top of the mustard. You then place 1 slice of Swiss cheese on top of the pickles. Slice ham to desired thickness, recommended size is 1 1/2 ounces per slice, the thinner the better. Now fold each slice of ham in half and place evenly on bottom of bread. On top of the ham, place slices of roast pork, 1 1/2 ounces per slice. You then join both halves of the sandwich. You are now ready to grill your Cuban sandwich.
Use a sandwich grill if you have one, a waffle iron if not. Spread butter on top of the bread evenly. Close the grill, smashing the sandwich. Leave sandwich in the grill until top of bread turns to a golden brown, and top is crisp. Approximate time is 4 to 6 minutes. After the sandwich is crispy and the cheese has melted, remove the sandwich carefully and slice it diagonally, from corner to corner. DO NOT USE A MICROWAVE OVEN!