To see my teacher in Santiago de Cuba and to make a small travel in the East of Cuba, I booked flights at the Internet in Germany. Because I didn’t want to travel again about 16 hours by bus from Havana to Santiago. And to book flights in Havana was a hopeless thing in June and July, because it was before the summer holidays of the Cubans and they as well use the domestic flights to fly to their families. Every day there are 70 tickets for Cubans and the flight to Santiago de Cuba is for them just 12 CUC!
Very often our clients are asking us, why a lot of Cubans are clothed completely in white. The Santería (santos=holy) is a mixture of the different customs of the African ethnic groups, which were carried to Cuba. And has also a lot of influence from Haiti and Jamaica. And it is an essential element of the Cuban music and the Cuban dances. The saints, Orishas, in the Cuban credence resembles the saints of the Greece and the Romans and they were even allocated to different saints of the catholic credence. The saint Barbara is the Orisha Changó, the African saint of the thunder. God is Obatalá and the saint San Pedro is Oggún.