Why Hemingway and Cuba?

Author Ernest Hemingway, a citizen of the world, is still one of the most studied authors in the U.S. and very much alive in the Cuban experience – his love for Cuba was reciprocated in his lifetime and continues today as an upcoming mid-June 2015 Hemingway Colloquium* in Havana demonstrates. The people read him and talk about him fondly; perhaps his personality especially striking a chord in Latin American macho sensibilities. Hemingway resided in Cuba for nearly 20 years and on Cuban television, the day he was notified he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, he described himself as a Cuban “sato,” slang for mixed breed dog. I’ve had the pleasure of observing this love for Hemingway in Cuba over the past 16 years while leading numerous cultural, medical, legal, religious, athletic and student groups to Cuba. During these years, I have developed relationships with many Cubans in all[...]CONTINUE READING


Visit CUBA, Attend Hemingway Colloquium: 15-22 JUNE 2015 Dear Cuba Traveler, Our upcoming 15-22 JUNE 2015 Cuba Tripincorporates the 15th Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium in an educational program that will bring you into close contact with Havana, the Cuban people and Hemingway scholars and aficionados from Cuba and around the world for $3,495 per person double occupancy, Single Supplement: $350. We’ll be staying at the historic and newly renovated luxury Hotel Capri de Havana just off the Malecon on the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to a full itinerary of people to people activities, your trip will include a Cuban tourist Visa in accordance with the new U.S. Treasury Department License for people to people travel programs, an experienced U.S. based tour leader, a bilingual Cuban guide with us the entire trip, health insurance while in Cuba, most meals, in country ground transportation (air conditioned) and the round trip flight[...]CONTINUE READING