Category: Shopping

Cuban Entrepreneurs: From Necessary Evil to Strategic?Necessity

Cubans are waiting in new lines at government offices these days—but not to buy rationed food, the latest Chinese appliance, prepaid cards for their cell phones, or the new booklet that previews April’s Communist Party Congress. These are lines of…

Antique dealers and collectors in Havana

Many people who visit Cuba for the first time perceive the island as a live museum or a rare antique. Not only for the vintage Chevys, Fords or Dodges that are still running; or the eclectic architecture that appears anywhere…

Neighborhood shopping at the “Quincallas”

According to the dictionary, quincallería or quincalla, as it is called in Cuba, is a small retail store where a variety of usually inexpensive articles are sold. They are neighborhood shops where one can buy practically anything, from batteries to…

Antique dealers and collectors in Havana

Many people who visit Cuba for the first time perceive the island as a live museum or a rare antique. Not only for the vintage Chevys, Fords or Dodges that are still running; or the eclectic architecture that appears anywhere…

FIART: Cuba’s best crafts fair

It is practically impossible in a single day to stop at each of the 386 stands at the International Crafts Fair FIART 2011. However, those of us who attend this celebration of arts and crafts year after year can find…

Shopping in Cuba

tograph courtesy the New York Times / Redux A Spanish-English dictionary, sunscreen, insect repellent, a towel, chocolate ice cream: these are the items that eluded me during a recent trip to Cuba. For all the hoopla about the island’s opening…

Shopping

Havana is by no means a great shopping city (although it is the best in Cuba). Given the reality of the Cuban economy, all shops selling any goods above and beyond the basic necessities are by default geared entirely toward…

Shopping local in Havana: the city’s best boutiques

For decades, the tightly state-controlled Cuban economy meant that all businesses, from department stores to shoe-shiners, were in the hands of the state. Today, though, Havana is slowly evolving; new economic rules on private ownership are allowing ordinary Cubans to…

Shopping local in Havana: the city’s best boutiques

For decades, the tightly state-controlled Cuban economy meant that all businesses, from department stores to shoe-shiners, were in the hands of the state. Today, though, Havana is slowly evolving; new economic rules on private ownership are allowing ordinary Cubans to…

Shopping local in Havana: the city’s best boutiques

For decades, the tightly state-controlled Cuban economy meant that all businesses, from department stores to shoe-shiners, were in the hands of the state. Today, though, Havana is slowly evolving; new economic rules on private ownership are allowing ordinary Cubans to…

Choose Page Layout
Header Position
Submenu Style
Free WordPress Themes, Free Android Games