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I am a woman born in Havana, Cuba, and I am 36 years old at the time of first starting to write this blog, but this will be changing overtime… I mean… age-wise, because I hope the rest will not.
I graduated as a Sociologist from the University of Havana, and I've been working in the film industry for quite a long time. I love it, but what really moves me is experiencing the simple pleasures of life: visiting and tasting new places. There is a very popular Spanish saying that roughly translates into English as "The quickest way to a person's heart is through their stomach", and I do agree: you fall in love with a place and with all its flavours.
On my relentless quest for finding new culinary delights, I often go out to have something to eat or drink (or both, which I prefer). I am very hard to please, even more so now after my many trips abroad –my other great passion is travelling - which have allowed me to expand my culinary horizons and taste new flavours, experience unknown fusions, sip new drinks and savour the flavours that I already knew well, but with different twists.
When the boom of new private restaurants, bars and cafeterias took off in Cuba at the start of 2012, I began to assess them, finding great joy in it and doing it like game almost -although I was very strict regarding my criteria- and together, me and my partner rated all the places we visited. One day I decided to turn these visits into a more serious exercise… and this is where we are now with this blog.