American swimmer Diana Nyad crossed open water by swimming the 166 miles between Havana of Florida without using a cage to protect her from sharks. On this occasion, Diana used a swimsuit to protect against jellyfish stings on previous occasions forced her to abort their dream.
Anyone interested in learning Spanish now has a new option for reaching that goal: in the south-central Cuban city of Cienfuegos, a program has been designed by the Cultural Paradiso tourism company, part of the ARTex, S.A. business group’s provincial office, with the collaborationo of the Canadian company Rondeau.
By Neisa Isabel Mesa del Toro, Photos by Publicitur
Dunes are one of the most important coastal ecosystems in the world, because they provide protection for beaches and coastal vegetation. Because of their vulnerability to the eff ects of climate change, atmospheric phenomena and human activity, dunes are very fragile places.
The Cuban tourist destinations of Varadero and Cayo Coco are among the 25 best beaches in the world, according to a survey by the travel review website TripAdvisor, one of the largest global networks on travel.
By Flora Samuel, 11th grade student, International School of Havana, Photos by José Tito Meriño
Every year, the International School of Havana organizes the ISHavana Open Golf Tournament. The most recent competition took place on December 8, 2012, and was hosted by the Havana Golf Club. The 2012 ISHavana Golf tournament was organized to raise funds for supporting a development plan for a new Performing Arts centre that it is hoped can be built at the school in the future.