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Cuba People-to-People Program Photos
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The speed and skill of potter, Azariel Santander Alcántara, is remarkable. Guests watch and ask questions as he creates beautiful works of art.
The words of Che Guevara come alive in a tobacco sorting plant, aimed to inspire hard work and dedication.
At the Camaguey Ballet Company, a dress rehearsal proves to be as exciting as opening night at the theater. The talent and passion of these dancers is professional grade.
Art in all forms is an important piece of modern Cuba, as demonstrated in this art museum in Topes de Collantes.
Another example of the importance of art in Cuba, this sculpture overlooks the bay in Cienfuegos.
Ernest Hemingway called Cuba home in the 1930s and 40s. Here in “Finca Vigia,” located in the outskirts of Havana, he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea.
José Martí Memorial
The José Martí Memorial dominates Revolution Square. The tower and statue is a tribute to Cuba’s national hero.
People to People
Meeting an organic farmer and his family is a People-to-People highlight. Guests learn about the organic process, enjoy the company of Cuban farmers and appreciate a delicious lunch.
Mr. Hemingway still demands attention at what was once his favorite Havana watering hole, The Floridita.
View from the Manaca Iznaga watch tower. A visit to this sugar plantation transports visitors back in time, offering a demonstration of how Cubans processed sugar cane in the 18th and 19th centuries.
This orchid garden is a place of paradise in Soroa. Through interaction with the garden’s keepers, guests not only learn about endemic species, but more importantly, the relationship between Cubans and land.
In the middle of Hacienda Codina rests a gazebo for meditation. After a visit to the park, Raul Castro encouraged the site to be built.