Cuba: Politics, History, and Culture
March 15 - 22, 2018
This Bjorklunden Seminar finds itself at the ideal and liminal time to visit the island and to get a deep understanding of Cuba today, of its history, and of its culture. Our trip will start with an overnight stay in Miami, where the group will gather and share our expectations about the island, wetting our appetite for the places we will visit. The next day we will depart for Havana, where we will spend the next two days visiting the sights of old Havana’s rich architectural heritage, which have resulted in a UNESCO designation as a World Cultural Heritage site, sampling delicious Cuban food at local restaurants, getting acquainted with the sites Hemingway made famous after two decades of living in this city, and understanding the processes that lead to the 1959 Revolutions and its aftermath. We will depart from Havana to visit three spectacular sites: the Varadero peninsula, which is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, the city of Cienfuegos, where we will attend musical performances, and the nearby colonial city of Trinidad, another UNESCO-designated architectural jewel of the Caribbean.
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