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September 1, 2001

Summer Nights in Havana

Filed under: Cuba — Andy Carvin @ 4:40 pm

Dancers at the Tropicana, HavanaThis summer, Susanne and I managed to spend a few days in Havana. Susanne was there shooting footage for a National Geographic TV project, while I was conducting research on the slow growth of public Internet access in Cuba. Despite the fact that it was a brief trip, we managed to spend a bit of time absorbing the sights and sounds of Havana. It’s a fascinating city, perhaps the best preserved old Spanish colonial town in the Americas. Hopefully, it’ll become easier for Americans to travel there as tourists, but I’d hate for the sudden surge of US travelers to change the character of this fascinating city. (I can just see the McDonald’s and Starbucks popping up on every corner to cater to US visitors – Ugh!)
While in Havana, Susanne and I took lots of pictures. The highlights of these pictures can be found in my online Havana photo journal. Be sure to check out the photos of the Tropicana nightclub, with its legendary dance show that harkens back to Havana’s 1950s heyday of beachfront casinos and Meyer Lansky….

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