Ariel Glaria’s Diary

Cuba in 19th Century Letters

April 13, 2017 | 1 Comment »

With the need to embrace a larger world, on January 31, 1851, coming from New Orleans on board the steamship “The Philadelphia”, without any other company but her trunks full of books, drawing charcoal and cardboard, Fredrika Bremer arrived in the port of Havana. (44 photos)

Maya or the Name of a Flower…

April 3, 2017 | No Comments »

The girl stepped out of the darkness. “Hi. Do you want some company?” The foreigner looked her up and down. She wasn’t very tall. She had a beautiful smile and was very young. She seemed to be well-suited for his intentions.

Bob Dylan in Havana

March 28, 2017 | 5 comments

On the afternoon of Friday March 24th a wide collection of photos of the US icon of rebel music, Bob Dylan, was inaugurated at the Fototeca de Cuba. (15 photos)

Like a Whisper…

March 17, 2017 | No Comments »

The photo on the tombstone of the family grave had been wiped out a while ago by the natural elements outdoors. Those who saw her didn’t hold back in telling others about how incredibly alive Ariadna’s gaze and smile seemed to be.

Robin Hood, the Count of Monte Cristo and the New Man

December 23, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Out of all my childhood heroes, Robin Hood and the Count of Monte Cristo were the ones who best fulfilled their role. However, their adventures and misfortunes would contrast over time with the socialist ideal of the “New Man” …

The Russians in Me

November 8, 2016 | No Comments »

Russian culture, which I consider one of the most original, great and generous cultures in humanity and which I had the great pleasure to discover at a very young age in Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Ivan Turguienev, Tolstoy, Chekhov and others who have charmingly brought me closer to the Russian spirit or soul…

The Russians in Cuba

October 29, 2016 | 6 comments

The 1962 Missile Crisis, which put the world on the brink of a nuclear war, was the prelude to the presence of the Russians in my country for several decades. I bring you a picture story of the legacy. (94 photos)

Will I Ever Travel Abroad from Cuba?

October 14, 2016 | No Comments »

Will I ever travel outside of my country? I’ve asked myself this question a lot of times, which originated, like a lot of my questions, in my childhood. Back then my dreams were just to go beyond the limits of my street…

Conversation with My Conscience

September 19, 2016 | 3 comments

You spend the whole day thinking about a million things and picking fights with almost everything and now you’re saying you can’t think about anything to write about.

Secrets of the Dead

September 8, 2016 | No Comments »

A few days ago, while waiting in line at the agro-market, my neighbor Luis, a fan of funeral homes and wakes, told me some new things.