Cuba is found in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meets. The largest island in the Carribean that got its name from the Taino language and translated as “where fertile land is abundant”. The largest and capital city of Cuba is Havana. The Spanish colonization had influenced a large number of inhabitants making Cuba a religious freedom country and a large number of Cubans are Roman Catholics. Its official language is Spanish and the most spoken dialect is the Haitian Creole spoken by the Haitian immigrants and their descendants. The country is known as the melting pot of cultures from Spain, Africa, European, and North American presently contributing to the flourishing economy of the country through the world-sought Cuban Rum and Cigars. Roaming around the country, echoes back to the colorful history of the country. The classic American cars will take you to a ride to the gorgeous and culture-rich country of Cuba.
1. Cuban RevolutionThe Cuban Revolution was started by Fidel Castro against the dictatorship of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. He launched an attack in Santiago in 1953 and many have loss their lives and as a result, he ended up being in prison. After his released, he returned to Cuba with Ernesto Che Guevara and others and was defeated. After a series of being defeated, they finally have thrown the government in 1959. However, it wasn’t really a victory yet since the Cuban Missile Crisis by Soviet Union took place. The crisis goal is to prevent the US from invading Cuba and that started the freedom of Cuba.
2. Cuban Rum Spirit The Cuban spirit is alive in their famous rums. The drinking of rum is part of the historical tradition from their Spanish conquerors and after the African slaves were brought to Cuba. It marked the birthplace of the Cuban rums and rum drinking is perceived as an element of their cultural identity. It is also an important aspect in the economy of Cuba. Cuban rums are prefered by many rum drinkers in the entire world. To share more information and learnings about the rum of Cuba, a dedicated special museum for Cuban rums is found in the heart of the country, Havana. They also offer free taste for almost of the Cuban rums. A delightful and exciting must-see place for visitors who are curious about Cuban rums.
3. Perfect Cigar GiftCuba is one of the few excellent atmospheric conditions for the production of tobacco used for the filler of the cigar. This filler has four types of fermented tobacco leaves namely; Volado, Ligero, Medio Tiempo, and Seco. The filler rolled, folded and wrapped into a binder and cut at the other end and placed into different sizes of wooden molders. The all-natural organic Cuban cigars you may want to try out and even give out a gift comes in different tastes from bland, mild and heavy. Each cigar has different characterizations described as luxurious, strong and earthy, woody and sweety making it perfectly balanced for the novice to veteran cigar smokers.
4. Classic American Car's SecretFaboulously classic are just some of the words to describe the great country of Cuba. These vintage rides have been abandoned during Cuba’s history and used today as necessities of the Cuban lifestyle. If you love classic American cars, then Cuba is heaven for you. Admire vintage cars from the 1940s to 1950s and how it was maintained all over the years. You will surely wonder how they seem to never get old excellently in perfect awesome shape. The Ford Fairlanes are usually spotted in Cuba and even the Classic Chevys in different colors. Riding a classic car while roaming around the country will make your experience in Cuba amazingly unforgettable. You might even get the chance to discover its classic American car maintenance secrets.
5. Innovated Traditional MusicThe traditional dance music of Cuba is largely influenced by Africans and Europeans making it one of the richest and most influential traditional regional music in the entire world. Son Cubano, a genre of music and dance originated in the highlands of eastern Cuba. The word “son” in Latin means a pleasant and a particular sound. The Son Cubano singers are called as soneros. As of today, the Son Cubano is randomly heard. However, it is incorporated in other types of modern musical genre without losing the cultural sense of the Cubans traditional music. To the world, the Cuban music highlights the importance of Cubans colorful history.
6. Comfortable Traditional ClothingIn preserving and acknowledging Cuba’s values and cultural heritage, the traditional clothing for men and women are always worn by the Cubans especially in special occasions like weddings and festivals. The traditional clothing for men in Cuba is the guayabera, which is made from linen, silk or cotton, and appropriate for hot humid weather. This can be either worn long or short-sleeved with a cuffed sleeve and four patch front pockets and pleated in the front and back with a collar and button wore loosely and comfortably. For women, the guayabera long dress is the feminine version. It’s long loose and lightweight making it fashionable comfortable for them.