In the morning we ate a 3$ breakfast of coffee, a smoothie, poached eggs, bread and fresh fruit at Casa La Marina. It was delicious. We got a recommendation from Tarcy, one of the owners of the Casa Particular, to check out Playa Blanca...

After a 34 hour Cuban Train ride, we woke at noon in Casa La Marina; feeling refreshed from a few hours sleep. We were glad we’d pushed the final leg to Baracoa. We ordered lunch from our guest house owners, Roberto and...

5:00 PM: After another day of wandering around Havana, photographing entryways and chatting with locals, here we sit in the packed train station (on top of our backpacks) waiting. The train is late, but that’s to be expected. We’re not taking the 1st class...

We went to the feria after breakfast. Our breakfast consisted of wonderful coffee, milk, a plate of exotic fruits and bread with butter. It cost 3$ USD. At the fair in Old Havana, down by the water, we looked at goods (including drums) and...

Our first impressions of Cuba: hitchhiking into Havana, drinking mojitos, dancing and smoking cigars in the Bodeguita del Medio and staying in Casa Particulares. ...

The city of Zihuatenejo, lovingly called Zihua by its residents, is overshadowed by the opulence of Ixtapa. And if Disneyland is what you’re looking for then Ixtapa is your joint. Every square inch is covered in fancy condos where well-dressed people lick gold flake...

Outside, the wind is the only cold part. The air itself is tepid, like warm water surrounding our skin. People congregate on the upper deck, above us, where a covered bar and benches provide a blockade from the wind. I love the isolation of the...

We take an early bus to Delphi. It’s a pilgrimage many have made before, to the belly button of the earth, the oracle of Apollo. We pass through undulating mountains carpeted in green moss. The closer we get the thicker the air becomes, weighted...