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American caught in storm of anti-Americanism

Bush's tightening of the travel restrictions [in 2004] meant that the very study abroad program that had brought us to Cuba became illegal overnight. While I was there, a ... read more

05 Mar 2009


With two bottles of rum, even the bus ride becomes a party

House parties always consist of pepinos (old soda or water bottles) full of homemade rum, and lots of salsa and reggaeton music. My favorite weekend was when I went camping ... read more

05 Mar 2009


Managing the mayonnaise

I was not a huge fan of a dish called arroz imperial, which a friend's mother prepared for me. It's a white rice and seafood loaf, held together ... read more

05 Mar 2009

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