Salsa dancing, Snorkeling, Playa Girón, and the Crimson Tide in Havana
Mar30

Salsa dancing, Snorkeling, Playa Girón, and the Crimson Tide in Havana

The last few weeks have been busy. The philosophy department soccer team is undefeated in The Caribbean Games (playing in the semifinals this week). I’ve been working on a group Bioethics project with two of my classmates, Ray and Roberto. They’ve been teaching me a lot of the colloquial Cuban vocabulary. Likewise, I’ve taught them some of the more important American phrases, (e.g. Roll Tide, etc).   The Cuban National Baseball...

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Cuba: Impressions
Mar09

Cuba: Impressions

It’s amazing how fast time flies. I can’t believe I’ve already been in Cuba for over a month. Since first stepping out of the plane and into the Cuban sunshine on the runway in Havana, this trip has been unreal. Travelling from the U.S. to Cuba is like going back in time, partly a consequence of the U.S. trade embargo. The most striking difference is probably the presence of so many old cars. All of the American cars are Chevrolets,...

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Headed to Havana!
Jan26

Headed to Havana!

As my day of departure draws nearer, I can’t get my mind off of the Caribbean. I have been looking forward to this trip ever since I heard about the UA in Cuba program a few years ago. It’s surreal that a trip I’ve been planning for so long is about to become a reality. I decided to go to Cuba soon after I decided to study Spanish as a major. Perhaps my primary motivation was that this would be my last real opportunity to immerse...

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