Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A CNN insider's guide to Havana, Cuba - Shasta Darlington


Here's a nice primer on all things Havana for the visiting Yuma from CNN international correspondent Shasta Darlington.

I agree with most of her assessments and would only add that Cubans are great conversationalists, so the best thing you can do while visiting is to talk, talk, talk with the people.

(Just don't make those conversations part of an unauthorized research project or you're libel to get the boot.)

A CNN insider's guide to Havana, Cuba
By Shasta Darlington, CNN - June 8, 2011

Cuba's capital, Havana, has something to offer everyone, whether you want to spend the day sunbathing by the sea, or dancing to salsa late into the night, says CNN's Shasta Darlington.

Story Highlights
*The best place to people-watch is the Malecon, Havana's sea wall.
*Drinking a Cuban mojito cocktail is a must for visitors.
*Since restrictions on businesses were relaxed in 2010, many local restaurants have sprung up, spurring a revival in the Havana food scene.

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