Tag Archives: Santiago de Cuba

Cuba Revisited – My January 2017 Tour

It is now unbelievably four years since a wonderful tour of Cuba that I did with Mrs Wilbur (she had a milestone birthday whilst there) and our good friend and my regular travel buddy Hamish. 2017 Things seemed to be changing in 2017. Barack Obama had forged new relations between the traditional adversaries. Cruise ships […]

Santiago de Cuba Cathedral

Friday Photo – Santiago de Cuba Cathedral

Santiago is Cuba’s second city and was the centre of attention following the Revolution, as it was here that Fidel Castro announced that they had won the power struggle, in front of enthusiastic crowds. The cathedral dominates the main square where Castro made his proclamation and is a fine example of colonial Spanish architecture.

Monday Morning Blues – Cuban Dancer, Santiago

More memories of Cuba for this week’s Monday Morning Blues. Santiago de Cuba is Cuba’s second city, was the fulcrum of the Revolution and is now the unofficial capital of music & dance.

The Caribbean, Santiago de Cuba

Sunday Sunsets – Santiago de Cuba

On the first Sunday of every month I have joined a few bloggers and twitterers in posting a sunset photo from my archives. This week it comes from Cuba’s second city, Santiago that I visited in 2017.

Dancers at the Santiago de Cuba Carnival Museum

Wordless Wednesday – Cuban Dancers

Santiago de Cuba Cathedral at night

Friday Photo – Santiago de Cuba Cathedral

Santiago de Cuba Artist

Wordless Wednesday – Cuban Artist, Santiago

Dancers at the Santiago de Cuba Carnival Museum

Cuban Music & Dance

Cuba’s got rhythm. Being a race made up of African, Spanish, Latin American, Cajun & indigenous Caribbean blood, that is hardly surprising. Think reggae meets flamenco meets jazz meets gospel meets tribal meets Latin and you start to get the picture. Modern Cuba has its roots mixed in with the Spanish colonialists and the slaves […]

Dancers at the Santiago de Cuba Carnival Museum

Wordless Wednesday – Dancers in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba Cathedral at night

Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba’s Second City? Santiago is Cuba’s second city, but refuses to take little brother syndrome in its rivalry with Havana. Indeed Santiago claims that it is rightfully the capital of the ‘new’ post Revolution Cuba. After all it was here that the first skirmishes of revolution took place in 1956 on that fateful […]