What you'll do
You'll spend an afternoon with Bianca in her neighborhood meeting her family and friends in the community, especially a few very talented but undiscovered artists that she knows. Bianca lives in the Havana neighborhood of Playa which is a step removed from the business of Vedado and the tourism at Old Havana. She lives in the real Havana and wants to show it to you. You'll meet at the home of Ms. Vicky, Bianca's mother-in-law, who is also a superhost on Airbnb and who will have have tapas and a cocktail for you. Then, you'll walk to the homes of three undiscovered Cuban artists - Eduardo, Emilio and Normando. You'll also seek out several of the famous outdoor murals of children by Maisel Lopez, learn the stories behind those works of art and visit the Casa de Cultura where he was trained as a child! Come along and share in the joy Bianca experiences everyday going about her business in the neighborhood and let her show you how proud she is of the artists she knows there!
Howdy Y'all, my name is Ryan and I've been to Cuba dozens of times with hundreds of clients. I own and operate an educational travel company that takes student groups from the US to Cuba. In my travels I've met many talented Cubans who have great affection for and insight into their communities but can't access the community of international travelers they'd love to be able to share their passions with. So, I create and co-host several Experiences with them. This experience features my very good friend Bianca. She has been a professional tour guide in Cuba and Havana since that license has existed and, she has been an art aficionado all her life!
Ms. Vicky will provide tapas and cocktails (alcoholic or non) at her bed and breakfast.
Where you'll be
You'll visit Ms. Vicky's bed and breakfast and Bianca's apartment between stops at three local artist's studios and a community space where Cubans learn the arts as children. We'll also stop by several outdoor murals that have gained some international notoriety (and controversy).
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
If you would like to book a date, time or duration that is not available then please message me and we will accommodate you if we can!
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