Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the UK and leading up to International Women's Day on 8th March, this post looks at the history of women's ongoing battle to be recognised in society as equal to men. Through a series of info-graphics and commemorative images, we illustrate some of the most decisive moments (and most prominent women) in the fight for equal rights around the world, with Cuba being one of the pioneering nations in Latin America to give females a deciding voice.
One of the most inimitable places in the world and a household name in contemporary Cuban art, the otherwise quiet town of Jaimanitas is a vibrant feast for the eyes. My friend and travel writer, Susana Corona recently paid it a visit and upon her return gave me a colourful glimpse into this peculiar little village found just outside Havana. Through her photographs and her tales, I discovered a wondrous little microcosm too quirky, whimsical and amusing to keep to myself and here I am (with her permission) sharing her pictures on this post so you too can immerse in this Cuban fantasy land.
It’s no secret to anyone that Hemingway passionately loved Cuba. So much so, that he lived there for long periods of times and didn’t take long to buy a permanent residence on the outskirts of Havana.
After being rescued from years of neglect and oblivion this site has made the list of The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places and the World Monuments’ Fund List of 100 Most Endangered Places. A few years ago, the former Cuban home of the Nobel prize-winning novelist was reopened as a museum for visitors to peruse and immerse in the American author’s world. I was lucky enough to enjoy a full tour of it alongside some of my colleagues during my last trip to Cuba and took few photos of the interior and exterior of the house, which is immaculately kept. Scroll down to view some of Hemingway’s most remarkable Cuban memorabilia, preserved intact, just as he left it for the last time.