Year: 2018

Driving car in Cuba

  Driving car in Cuba is a good alternative to traveling by bus in a group. Doing this, you would be more flexible and independent. For there is nothing better than an exciting road trip. Before I went to Cuba, I had done some research, like the most of us. And I had to find out, that in those blogs a lot of people were praising it to the skies. I don’t know, how you feel when you read such information, but when I do my research, I often miss the other side of the coin. And believe me, in this case it is very necessary to mention the other side. Hence, in this article I would like to give you some useful information about driving car in Cuba and share my experience with you.

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Where to stay in Cuba

Although the access to accommodations in Cuba has not the same level like in the other countries, of course, you can choose between different options. Those depend on you and your preferences where to go and where to stay in Cuba. You can use hotels, private rooms, called “casa particular” or, if you have the budget, book a suite in a resort. In this article I will give you some information, so you get a first overview to make a decision.

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Common facts about Cuba you should know

Before you travel to Cuba, you might want to inform yourself about common things which might be important for you. E.g., as Cuba is a communist country, you cannot just grab your luggage and fly there. Depending on your country, you need to fit into some regulatory frames. This applies in particular to US-American citizens. Besides that, as a tourist you will usually not be able to pay with the national currency but you need to pay with a special tourist currency.  As you see, to visit Cuba can be a little be challenging than to travel to another country. Therefore I would like to give you in this article some common information about traveling to Cuba.

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Night photography at winter

There are times and places when the low arc of the sun in winter doesn’t allow photographers to work many hours at daylight. While someone is considering this as a limitation, the other ones take this situation as an advantage and a chance to do some outstanding night photography. Shooting at night under clear skies would additionally allow to include stars in the photo. In case, the moon is shining, it will cast a nice blue hue over the scenery. Some snow on the ground would help to make the detail exposure in the foreground easier. In this article I will give you some tips how to improve your night photography or, in case you never did this, some initial tips.

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How to shoot winter images

The winter creates a special mood and has something magical.  Extreme weather can make it sometimes difficult to shoot. But this season can also bring clear air, frost, untouched snow and ice. You don’t need a cold weather to make great photos through the colder months. Whether snow or rain, clear blue sky, or dull; here are some helpful tips that will make your winter images stand out from the crowd.

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