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Our Girl in Havana

Our Girl in Havana: On the Road in Caibarién

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

I didn't go to Caibarién on purpose. My bus pulled into Remedios where I had planned to disembark. But when I looked out the window at yet another gorgeous colonial town, it left me dead.

Our Girl in Havana: Cuba Reading List

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Tyler Wetherall

Cuban and otherwise have brought its past to life with stunning and compelling narratives. There is no more immersive way to experience a country without traveling there than through their stories and sagas, their collective imagination and memory.

Our Girl in Havana: A City for Cinephiles

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

Coppelia -- Photo: BitBoy | Wikimedia Eating my ice cream at Coppelia, I can't help but think of the striking first scene of Oscar-nominated 1993 C...

Our Girl in Havana: The Artists of Camagüey

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

Some people assume the strictures of the socialist regime in Cuba suppress any form of expression until only a bland diet of state-sanctioned work remains. This couldn't be further from the truth.

Cuba's Terrifying Public Transport

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 03.28.2013 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

It was three in the morning and I was somewhere in Camaguey province. Beyond the small spotlight in which I stood, the night was black.

Two Perfect Weeks In Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

As a travel writer specializing in Cuba, I often get asked about the best things to see and do. Here's my ideal two-week itinerary.

The Casas Of Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

Eating a freshly made breakfast from antique porcelain plates beneath a teardrop chandelier in an old colonial house while being treated like an old family friend would be considered an experience possible in only hotels of the rarest kind. In Cuba, however, it's practically normal.

PHOTOS: Art On The Walls Of Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 09.07.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

Here, there are no billboards. Instead, it's a constant interplay between state-sponsored murals and guerilla graffiti artists.

The Virtual Black Hole Of Havana

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 08.05.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

All I wanted was to tell my family that I hadn't passed out on the Cuban pavement in a rum stupor. I didn't know it was possible to run out of internet.

Our Girl in Havana: A Bohemian Chic Eatery In Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 07.21.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

You don't come to Cuba for the food. Well, you never used to come to Cuba for the food.

An American In Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

A great many flout the ban and travel here illegally, flying to Mexico or Canada from where they can buy a ticket to Cuba. And the chance of getting caught is slim.