Obama dines in popular creole paladar on first evening in Havana

Obama dines in popular creole paladar on first evening in Havana

President Barack Obama and his family wasted no time after their arrival to Havana last Sunday afternoon, to dine at one of the capital's most popular private restaurants, famous for its traditional Cuban cuisine and for having hosted the likes of Mick Jagger and Beyonce and Jay Z. San Cristobal is one quirky and unique paladar found at the heart of Centro Habana and one waiter serving the Obamas last Sunday was particularly overwhelmed and honoured, as Spanish newspaper El Pais, reports.

An American documents his golfing experience in Cuba as barriers begin to break

An American documents his golfing experience in Cuba as barriers begin to break

An American of Cuban descent heads to the island in the company of his Cuban mother in order to visit family. While there he makes the journey to Varadero with the sole purpose of trying out the famed 18-hole championship golf course found in the most famous and biggest of all Cuban beach resorts, and which also happens to be the only one of such size and quality to be found in the entire island. Read on to find out more about his impressions of golfing in Cuba today.

Natalie Portman becomes latest celebrity to visit Havana

Natalie Portman becomes latest celebrity to visit Havana

She tried to make it incognito (to the international media at least) and she nearly succeeded too but the news in Cuba have spread like wildfire and it's finally official: Natalie Portman is in Havana right now enjoying a private family holiday in the island during which she was not only dining at the now legendary La Guarida paladar but also making a stop at the Ballet Nacional de Cuba's headquarters in the capital, where she, accompanied by her son, had a private encounter with prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso and where she witnessed several warm-up and rehearsing sessions by the internationally acclaimed Cuban Ballet Company.

ZZ Top wows crowds in Havana with a Latin jam session

ZZ Top wows crowds in Havana with a Latin jam session

He might be well-known for being the leading vocalist and guitarist from veteran US blues and rock band, ZZ Top but last Thursday Billy Gibbons introduced an enthusiastic Cuban audience to his latest album production, performing jazzy tunes inspired on Latin sounds, and most prominently, Cuban music. It might not have been the smashing rock performance everyone was expecting from ZZ Top (and the rest of the band members didn't accompany him either but he still managed to dazzle the crowds. During a solo concert held at Factoria de Arte Cubano as part of the 31st edition of Havana's Jazz Plaza Festival 2015, Mr Gibbons certainly delivered on his promise, even if his second concert planned for last Saturday, which was supposed to take place at Havana's Maxim Rock (the capital's official temple of rock) couldn't take place in the end due to it being closed down for repairs.

Spanish companies selected to develop new Marina Hemingway project in Havana

Spanish companies selected to develop new Marina Hemingway project in Havana

A group of Spanish companies have been selected by Cuban authorities to bid to be part of a new travel compound in Havana. The Marina Hemingway development is estimated to be worth €400 million and will include companies such as Melia Hotels, Pisan Nautica, Insotel Marine, C4T and Estudio 7, and the construction of two new hotels.

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