Larger than life and the master of the “one true sentence,” Ernest Miller Hemingway lived a big life filled with war, real and dangerous adventure, long-legged women, tempestuous amorous pursuits and sport
Hemingway kept a fishing boat at Cojimer, a small port town. Santiago, the protagonist in the Old Man and The Sea, was modeled after a local fisherman who Hemingway befriended.
The settlement sprung up in 1683, the byproduct of tobacco plantations at Sócalo Hondo, Managua, Bejucal and La Chorrera.
Nestled between the El Escambray mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Santisima Trinidad or Trinidad and the Vale de los Ingenios or Valley of the Sugar Mills.
In the suburbs of Santiago de Cuba, Yordi and her cousin, Yember (Yenni) Perez Escalona, took the dance floor while the well-known Los Dinamicos Group strummed their “Musica Tradicional” song “Como Balla Maria.”
Impressive and strong, Lonja del Comercio was the seat of Cuba’s national stock exchange prior to the revolution. Construction on Lonja del Comercio (Chamber of Commerce) started in 1907 and was completed in 1909.
A visit to Santiago de Cuba’s historical hub, Parque Céspedes, will put the tourist in touch with the pulse of the city and the remarkable history of Santiago de Cuba
Majestically set in historic Old Habana, Plaza Vieja, the Old Square, is a timeless reminder of both the grandiose architectural style of the Colonial era and the compelling largesse of Old Habana.
Barrio Chino de la Habana – Little China in Havana.
Yordi invites you to experience the flair and lively and diverse activities that characterize one of her favorite city squares in Santiago de Cuba.