El Caney, Cuba.
El Caney, Cuba.
This island phenomenon is popularly known in Cuba as “mataperrear”, loosely translated as hanging out and making up games.
Santiago de Cuba is one of those cities that saves its best for the night as if when seen in daylight it is not enough, as if the parallel world of the city were after sunset.
To mitigate the Cuban heat there is nothing like a juice-grinding machine known as a guarapera and enjoying a cold jug of cane juice with bits of crushed ice.
Later, fascinated by the place that owes its name to the number of sea grape plants that grow in the area, film director Humberto Solas immortalized the site in the third part of the film Lucía, a classic of Cuban cinema.
Then one day that seemed ordinary, if not for the presence of a miraculous saint, we woke up repeating it in the past tense, by word of mouth, the words so often heard and read. “They’ve returned!” The Five came back. Sounds strange, but it is a reality.
Sometimes they are slogans and other simple phrases that in the context in which they appear, revalidate every sense of their words.
Walking in Camagüey one realizes the reasons that led John Paul II to declare her an archdiocese in 1998. Their churches, which remain intact over time, are the best evidence for the eyes of a stranger. Y
Cabo Cruz has one street and from the cliff bordering the village, its coral reef is in perfect view through the transparent waters that surround it.
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