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2017 Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures

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12 Days from only $4595 including international airfare from Miami

Havana • Cienfuegos • Trinidad

Courtesy Paul Wegschaider
Cuba - Lost in Time

Let the rhythms of Cuba captivate you in this music-driven video, highlighting everyday scenes from across the island.

Courtesy Diego Vivanco
Havana Bikes

In Havana, more than just the cars are vintage. Learn how locals rely on (and strive to maintain) their 1950s bicycles.

Courtesy of Peter Wisdom and Ian Cross
Planet Food: Cuba

Explore Cuba like a local, finding traces of European and African influences at every corner.

Courtesy of David Conover & Paul Villanova
Travelogue: Havana, Cuba 1931

See what life in Havana was like before the Batista regime in this 16mm film footage from 1931

Courtesy of David Conover and Compass Light Productions
Malpaso: A Cuban Dance Project

Meet the members of a Cuban dance company.

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Visit this country on the brink of extraordinary change in 2017

Milagros "Millie" Herrero

Born
Havana, Cuba
Resides
Havana, Cuba
Languages
English, Spanish, and French
Hobbies & Interests
Music, enjoying time with my family
With us since
2012

My childhood was very special for me, mainly because I had my parents close to me, even when we did not have a place of our own to live. My mother was a teacher and my father was in the army—but in Cuba that does not mean we had a lot of money, of course. I also feel special to have been born on February 29th (which means I only have a birthday every four years!) After graduating from the Foreign Language Institute at Havana University, I became a professor at the institute, but then moved to the tourism sector. But I feel that I still get to use my teaching skills by revealing the history, culture, architecture, and everyday life of Cubans to Grand Circle Foundation participants.

I love that Foundation participants really come to share and learn. Especially since I believe that showing my country goes beyond the monuments and historic squares. These can be beautiful, of course, but buildings alone do not reveal anything about the people and how they manage to live in this country.

One special moment I recall was watching a choir performance with my group of Foundation participants at Havana’s Hotel Nacional. It happened to be my father’s birthday so I invited him to come to the hotel and enjoy the performance with us. He got to sing with the choir, and it ended up being a very special day for my dad—and for my participants, too.

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