A Tale of Enchantment, Little Havana Style

A Tale of Enchantment, Little Havana Style

Last Friday, from start to finish, was simply magical. It started with my walking tour for seven people: four of them from the states, three from Canada. During the three-hour excursion along Calle Ocho, I felt charged and inspired as I do on most of my tours. I love...
Goodbye to El Gallito del Son

Goodbye to El Gallito del Son

The Calle Ocho Festival has come and gone, and sidewalk life has returned to its usual rhythms and melodies. One popular local singer, however, has left us for Las Vegas. Early this month, I was saddened to learn that one of my favorite local soneros, “El...
Love in Unexpected Places

Love in Unexpected Places

After giving one of my tours last week, I was walking along Calle Ocho when I noticed that the scraggly, nearly dead tree in front of the McDonald’s was adorned with pieces of paper which were fluttering in the wind. Someone had attached baggage labels to the...