Cuba | David Lee

August 02, 2022

Ernest Hemingway once said, “In order to write about life, first you must live it.” And as we all know, he went to live his life in the vibrant country of Cuba.

Now, Cuba has both dramatically changed and stayed the same since Hemingway departed in 1960, but nonetheless it still offers one of the best travel experiences in the world. Here you can combine authentic interactions with locals, great food, beautiful beaches, and of course all the rum and cigars you can stomach.

Joining me today is the always intriguing David Lee, Owner and Founder of Cultural Cuba, our partner in the country. David and I chat about everything from the politics and legalities of entering Cuba to grabbing a bite with a local Cuban entrepreneur, and all the amazing experiences in between.


Listen to hear:

  • 02:10 – About David’s view from his favorite spot in Cuba

  • 04:32 – What he implements from his past experiences to help people enjoy Cuba

  • 08:30 – How Cuba made him fall in love with it

  • 10:25 – What the evolution of Cuba in the past 10 years is

  • 16:07 – How the regions of Cuba differ

  • 21:10 – Why the Cuban culture is one of a kind

  • 24:17 – About the biggest misconception on Cuba and the Cubans

  • 26:39 – What activities and ungooglable experiences you can enjoy here

  • 35:51 – How he has a special memory of a past guest

  • 38:31 – About David’s favorite choices in and on Cuba

  • 46:43 – What you will learn about the world and humanity by visiting Cuba

Listener Exclusive Amenities

Loosen your hips with a complimentary 30-min one-on-one salsa lessons from your dedicated private instructor at the original home of salsa dancing.

Enjoy practicing your moves each night, dancing to the beat of Cuban rhythms at Havana’s hottest night spots, and have fun showing off your new life-long skill!

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