Havana Cuba Message:
- Havana good time.
- Hey are you from Cuba? Havana get your number.
- I know you’re Hispanic: you point with your lips.
- I’m not yelling, I’m Cuban.
- Feliz cumpleaños. [Happy Birthday in Spanish]
- Cuba is old-school cool.
- Come now and ride the wave.
- Kiss me, I’m Cuban.
- Can’t whisper, because I’m Cuban.
- You’re pretty sure that, in Heaven, they serve pastelitos.
- Cubans say goodbye, but leave two hours later.
- Que Bola? [What’s up?]
- If Celia Cruz made the soundtrack to your childhood, you might be Cuban.
- If people have gotten used to you being late, you might be Cuban.
Timeworn but magnificent, dilapidated but dignified, fun yet maddeningly frustrating, Cuba is a country of indefinable magic, and Havana is its capital.
Why I love Cuba: For me, Cuba has always had the allure of a forbidden fruit. I love it for its uniqueness, creativity and survivalist spirit; but, above all, I love it because, despite 60 years of setbacks, it remains an upbeat and open place. Walk down the street with a Cuban friend and, within one block, you’ll have received five handshakes, four kisses, three greetings of ‘dime hermano!’ and at least two invites into someone’s house for a cafecito (or something stronger). And every single baby smells like Agua de Violetas. I’ve been lucky enough to visit 75 countries worldwide, but Cuba will always be my número uno. ~ Brendan Sainsbury, writer
Cuba is famous for pastel houses, setbacks and survival, still-running 1950s-era cars and baroque architecture with many columns. Salsa music plays in the dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana. Havana is just 90 miles south of Key West!
Who is Havana Cuba card for?
Give this card to a Cuban, to a friend who is interested in Cuba, or who loves vintage cars, travel, Latin culture, history or who plans to go to Cuba or has been there or is from there. To someone who reads Hemingway.