According to Adweek.com, on the eve of the first Hispanic Heritage Month in 1968, Hispanics made up between 4–6% of the U.S. population. Today, that number is 18%—or nearly 60 million people. Besides the increasing demographic influence, Hispanics also account for some of the most significant cultural legacies that shaped the world into what it is today.
So what better opportunity to think again and remember the things Cuba is famous for?!…We put together a short list, which is open and waiting for your input.
Cuban cigars… everybody knows them. History says that we should “blame” it on Columbus, as he was fascinated by the ground, dried tobacco wrapped in a larger tobacco leaf – the precursor of today’s smoking, and brought it in Europe.
Cigars are a great companion and a source of inspiration! Even for non-smokers, the Cuban cigars are a symbol of great quality cigars. Also known as “the forbidden fruit” due to their flavor, Cuban cigars are greatly appreciated by the connoisseurs and not only…
Two seats, three wheels, and a coconut-shaped body. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Coco taxi. It reminds you of the Flintstone’s car, but it fascinates everyone with the fun and interesting experience it has to offer.
The origins of this magical drink remain a mystery. The only certainties are that this cocktail was first sipped in Cuba and it became one of the most popular drinks in the whole world. The year it was born? 1900. “Cuba Libre!” was the battle cry of the Cuba Liberation Army during the war of independence that ended in 1898.
The combination of rum and cola has had other historical and pop culture moments—it was popular during World War II and was the title of a hit song by the Andrews Sisters in 1945—but after more than a century, the recipe for a Cuba Libre has stayed the same.
One of the most played sports in Cuba, baseball has a long and great history behind. First brought to Cuba around 1860 by Cubans who had studied abroad and US sailors who ported in the country, nowadays, Cuba has many great and talented major league baseball players.
There simply is no other place on earth like it. Many people refer to Varadero Beach in Cuba as the “most beautiful beach in the world.” Why? Because it is! It is 36 kilometers of sand that looks and feels like white powdered sugar. So they say, as we’ve never been there. But what do you think?
A UNESCO world heritage site, Habana Vieja or Old Havana is a well-preserved slice of Cuban history. And maybe a slice of personal history, since you may probably associate it with meeting friends and having fun. Its overall sense of architectural, historical and environmental continuity makes it the most impressive historical city centre in the Caribbean.