Cuba Lifestyle and Culture

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For a small country, Cuba has a very large soul. It is all owing to a culture which is rich, vibrant and immensely varied. At the island’s heart are the Cubans, brought here by the trade winds from all corners of the earth to forge a new people.

Amerindian Taino, Spanish, African, French, Asian and English ways of life took root in Cuba, but in the mixing of the cultures became something new and ultimately distinct. The search for the essence of Cuba is perhaps what drives the vital cultural tradition.

Cuba is well-known for its lively dance scene which dives influences from both African and Spanish music. The mambo, charanga, rumba, cha-cha, and danzon are all popular types of traditional music that the Cubans still enjoy to date. Their most famous type of music, salsa, evolved over time from a blend of these different types of music.

Of course, they also enjoy other types of music, like ballet and rock and roll. When visiting Cuba, you will be surrounded by music. There are several opportunities to take dance lessons and you will find countless dance clubs where the locals like to gather.

When Cubans are not dancing the night away, they are cheering for their favorite sports team. While baseball is the most popular sport in Cuba, football, boxing, and volleyball are also commonly played, not to mention chess at the top.

The government actually promotes sports by choosing talented athletes to attend special boarding schools where they can train at the same time keeping up with their usual classes. Because of this, Cuba regularly performs quite well at the Olympics.

In fact, Cuba won more gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics than any other Latin American nation, just a quick fact.

Life in Cuba is not always easy. But Cubans have a knack for pushing through any challenges that show along their way. Cuba has not been able to get foreign cars or car parts imported since the late 50s, astounding fact right!

However, they managed to keep these vintage cars looking and working great to date. This has led Cuba to become a bucket-list destination for vintage car aficionados. When visiting Cuba, you will see beautiful cars from the 50s lining the streets everywhere you look.

To get the full experience, consider taking a classic car tour so you can cruise down the streets in an antique ride by booking for one here.

When you think of a Caribbean getaway, you probably think of wearing flowy and casual clothes. Not only are they more comfortable, but more seeming they can also help keep you cool under that hot sun.

However, many Caribbean countries are packed with expensive resorts where you may feel pressured or even needed to bring nice outfits in order to eat in their restaurants. But it is not like this in Cuba.

Cuban dress is very relaxed. Men typically wear the Guayabera, which is a linen or cotton button-down t-shirt. This is typically white but can be fabricated in other colors as well.

When taking a tour, eating at a restaurant, or relaxing on the beach, do not be afraid to strike up a conversation with a local. The country is also very safe, so you do not have to worry about pickpockets or other types of crimes.

How much time do you spend staring at a screen? If you are like most, you probably use a computer for 8 hours a day at work, then come home and immediately stare at the TV or your phone.

While the internet is convenient and full of entertainment, everyone can use a digital detox from time to time, not the case with Cubans.hey are easy-going on internet related gadgets and prefer spending much time on family and other endeavors.

" Its a place to be" - Martin from Canada

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