Juan Suarez


Havana Bay Transport Is Operating Post-Irma

September 21, 2017 | No Comments »

One of our readers asked if cruise ships were coming into Havana in the days following the passing of hurricane Irma. Another had mentioned the Regla Boat that crosses the bay. So I decided to go down and have a look. I found both are in operation. (10 photos)




The Havana Malecon Is Lonely

September 19, 2017 | 12 comments

The Havana malecon seawall is solitary. The avenue is empty and its wall is guarded by police to avoid any accident. Hurricane Irma caused great damage to its foundations and huge craters are seen on its sidewalks. Meanwhile, the neighbors are recovering from that fatal catastrophe. (16 photos)




Havana Carnival from Behind the Bleachers

August 30, 2017 | No Comments »

It’s nighttime at the Havana carnival. Floats and dancers stroll along the Malecon seawall. Behind the bleachers, away from the show, are interesting pictures to show. (30 photos)




A Private Havana Traveling Amusement Park

August 26, 2017 | 3 comments

Like a traveling circus but this time it’s a traveling amusement park that takes place in different places in Havana every fortnight. This private and untitled community project attracts a large number of happy children and young people… (12 photos)




Exploring San Antonio de los Baños on the Outskirts of Havana

July 6, 2017 | 5 comments

When you go outside Havana, all of this city’s neighboring towns have a different atmosphere, there is clean air, it’s peaceful, people greet you and smile when you take their picture. My Canadian friend Randy, a professional photographer, and I left Havana to explore the city of San Antonio de los Banos. (51 photos)




First Lights in Havana

June 6, 2017 | 4 comments

It’s a time when the stillness of the darkness and the sad lights of an old city continue to linger. Some people walk through the streets in darkness doing their chores. The glow tints the sky with soft but intense colors. It is a moment when the peaceful dawn still remains before a new difficult day begins. (22 photos)




Life in Havana without Water at Home

May 27, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Due to a rupture in the Havana aqueduct for two days at the beginning of this weekend some of the city’s main municipalities were without home water service. Fortunately the problem was resolved by Saturday afternoon. (12 photos)




Havana’s 2017 Parade against Homophobia

May 13, 2017 | 2 comments

Today in the Cuban capital ten years of activism for the rights of the homosexual and transexual community was celebrated with calls against homophobia and the ongoing demand for the approval of marriage equality. (44 photos)




Hard Currency Store Burns in Havana

May 11, 2017 | 1 Comment »

On Thursday afternoon around 4;30 p.m., the small TRD (government owned hard currency stores) located on the Avenida Boyeros between Tulipan and la Rosa in the municipality Plaza de la Revolucion was devoured by a violent fire. So far the causes are unknown. (8 photos)




May Day Cuba 2017 Photos

May 1, 2017 | 7 comments

Besides rejoicing the gains may be Cuban workers, the event, which always draws hundreds of thousands of Cubans and many foreign visitors, also championed the causes of the embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and expressed eternal support for Fidel and Raul Castro. (44 photos)