Mercado near the Capitolio, Havana

Mercado in Havana

On our second day in Cuba, we were just spending the morning in Havana before heading west to Vinales, as we had more time planned in Havana at the end of our trip. I really wanted to visit a local market and we also wanted to change our convertible pesos into national pesos. In the past, […]

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Havana Convertible Cars

Strolling in Havana Day 1

We woke up our second day in Havana, eager to explore! After a nice breakfast at our casa particular (homestay), we set out. We were staying in Centro Habana neighborhood (we stayed in Habana Vieja on our return visit) and really enjoyed the local feel of the neighborhood. There were very few tourists in Centro Habana, so […]

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Walking the Malecon in Havana at night after dinner

Arriving in Havana

I flew to Cuba on a short, two-hour flight from Mexico City, with Interjet. (I’ll be posting about logistics of Cuba- how to get there, is it legal, what about the money- all of that fun stuff following my posts on traveling in Cuba, but long story short, since it is a Mexican airline, I could purchase […]

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Havana Cars, Cuba Flag

Rounding Out 2015 in Cuba

High off of nearly a month out of the office and exploring new and exciting (and warm!) lands, I’m so excited to share with you about my most recent travels. In December, I spent nearly two weeks in Cuba, followed by a few short days in Mexico City. From there, I headed back to South Carolina to […]

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Finding Thicker Skin

It started out just like any other work day. Responding to emails, seeing clients, filling out paperwork, and of course answering the phone that never stops ringing. Shortly before lunch the phone rang again, and I answered, expecting it to be a client. But it wasn’t. “Hello. I’m a counselor at [a local resettlement agency], and I’m here […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! I took a minute last night to ponder what I was thankful for this year. It’s hard to narrow it down, because I’m thankful for my time I spent in Rwanda this year, John’s successful surgery, my business growth and personal development, my sister’s family coming to Portland to visit, and so many other […]

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