ICELAND+CUBA (14 DAYS OF DISCOVERY): Can you imagine experiencing and photographing these two polar opposite countries, back to back in 14 days time? BTW, we’ve conveniently included an overnight stay on the island of Manhattan while traveling between Iceland and Cuba. So technically that’s three islands in 14 days.
VENTURING TO CUBA FOR THE FIRST TIME. I researched many different photography focused trips to Cuba and quickly settled on Photo Workshop Adventures (PWA). PWA seemed to be very organized. Michael Chinnici was our trip leader, and he has made multiple trips to Cuba over recent years. I don’t mind finding my own way around certain destinations, but Cuba is a place where I wanted someone with experience to help me find great photo opportunities and Michael was the perfect person to do that.
GRAN HOTEL MANZANA KEMPINSKI LA HABANA. Originally built between 1894 and 1917 as the first European style shopping arcade in Cuba, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana is situated in the heart of the old Havana with a direct view of the Capitol and the Great Theater of Havana and amidst UNESCO World Heritage sites. The famous Castillo del Morro is accessible within a 10 minute drive. Experience the first true luxury hotel in Cuba.
We are often asked to describe the difference between a PHOTO WORKSHOP ADVENTURES experience and a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC experience. Honestly, they couldn’t be more different. So much so that we decided to do a comparison chart for these two Cuba People-to-People Photo Adventures to illustrate the differences.
As a leader in small group Photo Adventures around the world, we would like to take this opportunity to help clear up any concerns (or confusion) regarding future travel to Cuba. As a licensed OFAC provider of group People-to-People Educational and Photography Workshops, we are pleased to tell you that these changes will not have any major effects on our trips to Cuba. Our programs remain in place with the same itineraries we have offered for years.
HOW TO KEEP CUBAN CIGARS FRESH (after you’ve brought them back from the farm) By Michael Chinnici Smoking a cigar in Cuba is like a “rite of passage” into Cuban culture. Even if you don’t smoke (which most people don’t these days), you will likely feel compelled to take a few puffs of a world famous Cuban Cohiba cigar.…