It’s Happening –CUBA Live! 2017

January 10th, 2017 by admin Categories: Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Featured, Field Study Research No Responses
It’s Happening –CUBA Live! 2017

The Africana Cuban Culture and Traditions Travel Project.

La Habana, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Matanzas, Cienfuegos.

Conversations |Tours | Visits | Art | Food |Science | Authenticity | Variety||

Daily departures from many U.S. cities.

Information and details 404.915.6701.

Feeling good in Cuba, Join Us!

 

 

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Warm Temperatures, Sun, Sand, Surf.
Shoes not required.

 

Feel at home in Cuba. Join Us!

Feel at home in Cuba.
Join Us!

 

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Mountains and hills dominate the landscape.
Santiago de Cuba.

In Santiago de Cuba; you are either traveling up hill or down hill.

Compared to La Habana, Santiago is cleaner, quieter and more picturesque.

Mountains are everywhere, glimmering in the distance.

This started as a video, then accidentally the slo-mo setting was activated.

Pardon the change in pace.

Slo-mo is only fun when we are doing the business ūüėČ

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La Habana – Santiago

December 11th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cameroun, Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Field Study Research, Havana Jazz Festival Tour, Mobile No Responses

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Day 31 La Habana – Domingo

My body clock is still on Douala time, but I promise, it really is getting better. Slowly, surely, one day at a time I am slaying the tight grip of the jet lag beast. For instance, instead of awakening at 2:00 am EST like I did on Day 28, today I woke up at 4:00 am EST. That is two more hours, this is progress, my spirit is catching up with my body, so I have no complaints. Being optimistic, the early morning wake up has given me the opportunity to get organized, plan and complete important paperwork for the 2017 season.

Plus yesterday, the West Coast contingent arrived via commercial airlines for a 10 day maiden journey to Cuba. This cultural immersion field research project focuses on Afro Cuban Cultural Traditions, Architecture and Music in Public Spaces. On this project itinerary we will explore La Habana, journey to Santiago de Cuba for two nights visit, enjoy a day trip to Las Terrazas and Vi√Īales, then mid week three more guests will join the fold and we will all attend the 32nd International Festival Jazz Plaza.

Although later today I might get sleepy, no worries, we are here in Cuba, we have our Festival passes, Santiago flight tickets, and we are ready to have a good time.
Bless.

Miami Layover

December 8th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cameroun, Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Field Study Research, Havana Jazz Festival Tour, Mobile No Responses

Day 28 – Stateside layover.

Miami = My Am I _______ fill in the blank.

Body in Miami. Spirit still in Douala.

Should be sleeping. Jet lag is a beast.

Will take a nap when I get where I am going.

Usually I say when I arrive in Miami— My am I the most beautiful woman in the world. But today I will say— My am I the most jet lagged woman in the world.

Bless!

I just came out of my clothes and crashed. Feel asleep Miami time only to wake up on Douala time. #jetlagged

I just came out of my clothes and crashed. Fell asleep Miami time only to wake up on Douala time. Reusing the plastic wrap from the Super Mont water, from Cameroon.
On the wagon and off the grid. Next stop La Habana.#jetlagged #bless

#jetlagged #blessed #roadrunner #Cameroon #Cuba

Farm Camp – Jazz Fest, 1 hand washes…

September 21st, 2016 by admin Categories: ATL City Farms Project, Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Havana Jazz Festival Tour, Mobile, Random No Responses
Farm Camp – Jazz Fest, 1 hand washes…

Farm Camp – Jazz Fest, 1 hand washes the other: 4 Days In La Habana #productive

 

 

Public Space – the internet

August 20th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Field Study Research, Mobile, Public History Programming, Random No Responses

There have been vast improvements in Internet access in Cuba since the days of dial up service in 2011.

Many may say there has not been enough change in communication service.

Within six weeks of the announcement of the diplomatic normalization process between Cuba and U.S., immediately changes were seen in price, availability and accessibility of the illusive WIFI signal.

By July summer 2015, the WIFI signal had expanded beyond the confines of hotel lobbies, to plazas and public spaces in neighborhoods around La Habana and in every Province.

Access has broadened from primarily the tourism economy to everyone with access to a prepaid ETECSA password.

Limited seating on a ledge or holding up a wall, ETECSA WIFI offers the bare minimum accommodations in exchange for relatively strong prepaid internet access.

Even sitting on the curb in the heat of August, checking for shade and the best WIFI signal, if I had the chance to set up dual residence, I would do so in a heart beat.

Duces.

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It’s Happening – CUBA Live!

July 31st, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Featured, Field Study Research, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Public History Programming No Responses
It’s Happening – CUBA Live!
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Cienfuegos Lighthouse, Summer 2016.

The Measure: Heading Back to The Source.

A few months ago one of my sister’s playmates from childhood, called me out of the blue to say that she wanted to experience a point and shoot adventure in Cuba. Shocked, I asked her straight up, you mean you want to go with me to Cuba, to stand in the street and take photographs? You have a deal!!!

Our most interesting guests approach us with special requests. We love doing special.

Thus far we have done, Feria del Libro, Festival Jazz Plaza, African American Artists and Abstraction, Cuban Architecture, surprise birthdays, permaculture, freestyle, and for this second time, point and shoot. Not to mention all the cool events coming up in 2017.

Social capital greases the wheels, making sure that we have an excellent time along the way.

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The Jazz Dancers – Festival Jazz Plaza 2015.

 

So here we are now. A couple of us will go over first.

A few days later our Travelfriend will join us.

Then when the team is complete, we will set off on our triangular road trip, to point and shoot all things Cuban.

Faces, sights, sounds, smells, tastes and of course we will touch most everything.

Over the past few weeks the excitement has been so high, that I have often wanted to scream.

Who knows, perhaps instead there will simply be quiet tears upon arrival.

Meantime we have plans and the image of the Cristal Girl will have to hold me until I make contact with the sand.

The Cristal Girl is from my very first visit, she has magic and sends all of us Love, Peace and palm grease.

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Playa Ancon, Spring 2011.

Beach time soon come.

 

Cuba Project Schedule 

Dec. 13 Р20, 2016  Р 32nd La Habana International Festival Jazz Plaza

Feb. 16 Р20, 2017  Р 26th Feria del Libro International Book Fair

April 2017  Р Havana Arte РAfrican Influences in Contemporary Art

July 2017  Р Santiago de Cuba РFiesta del Fuego

December 2017  Р 33rd La Habana International Festival Jazz Plaza

For more information and details, please email Research@cinnamontraveler.org or call 404.915.6701.

Adventurous Journeys

 

April 5, 2016

April 5th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Field Study Research, Mobile, Random No Responses

Centro Habana:

Seen today on Avenida Neptuno while walking to Habana Vieja.

Si, apululu.

The Measure: April 5, 2016 I showed this to most of everyone that I encountered for the rest of my visit. Different views. None in support. #?

The Measure: April 5, 2016
I showed this to most of everyone that I encountered for the rest of my visit.
Different views.
None in support.
#?

 

 

Tupac en Habana Vieja

February 11th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Featured, Field Study Research, Mobile, Public History Programming, Random No Responses
Tupac en Habana Vieja

February 10, 2016, La Habana, Cuba.

Look who I saw in Habana Vieja!! #tupacshakur

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Cuban Style 2016

January 6th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Featured, Feria del Libro, Mobile, Random No Responses
Cuban Style 2016

Cuban Style – 2016

Travelers venturing into the world of Casa Particulars.

Casa Mi Vida Arte Р Playa Miramar

This is the Moment!

Cuban Art. Relaxed. Playa, Miramar, CUBA! #Choice

Cuban Art. Relaxed.
Playa, Miramar, CUBA!
#Choice

 

Cuban Art. Relaxed. Playa, Miramar, CUBA! #Choice

Cuban Art. Relaxed.
Playa, Miramar, CUBA!
#Choice

Cuban Art. Relaxed. Playa, Miramar, CUBA! #Choice

Cuban Art. Relaxed.
Playa, Miramar, CUBA!
#Choice

Cuban Art. Relaxed. Playa, Miramar, CUBA! #Choice

Cuban Art. Relaxed.
Playa, Miramar, CUBA!
#Choice

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Cuban Art. Relaxed.
Playa, Miramar, CUBA!
#Choice

 

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Work, play, live. Life has many episodes.  CUBA Live!

Hotels, Casa Particulars, Day Excursions, Transportation, Tours, Learning Adventures.

Departures from JFK, LAX, MIAMI, TAMPA



For More CUBA Live! Monthly Excursions details click here

404.915.6701

Research@cinnamontraveler.org

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January 3, 2016 – CUBA Live!

January 3rd, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Featured, Random No Responses
January 3,  2016 – CUBA Live!

The Measure: January 3, 2016

Cuban Style – Winter 2016

Travelers venturing into the world of Casa Particulars.

Casa Manrique – Central Habana

The Measure: January 3, 2016 Central Habana Casa Particular - Casa Manrique #Comfort #design

 

The Measure: January 3, 2016 Casa Manrique Centro Habana #comfort

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Street Art stimulates the mind.

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A friendly reminder to keep faith. 

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Artistic expression spruces up the landscape.

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Street scene at dusk. Saturday night.

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WINTER 2016

Feb. 16 Р23, 2016 Feria del Libro РInternational Book Fair, CUBA Live! Afro Cuban Culture and Traditions Project

Mar. 19 – 26, 2016 – Architecture, Art, Old Havana, Vedado, CUBA Live! Afro Cuban Culture and Traditions Project

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Work, play, live. Life has many episodes.  CUBA Live!

Hotels, Casa Particulars, Day Excursions, Transportation, Tours, Learning Adventures.

Departures from JFK, LAX, MIAMI, TAMPA

Packages start at $2,700.00 



For More Details and Reservations for CUBA Live! Monthly Excursions click here

404.915.6701

Research@cinnamontraveler.org

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