Santa Clara is my local city, I could show you around and provide the interpretation of the most remarkable cultural, political, historical, architectural city's attractions. You could follow me to visit a community of local people and get to know how they live, what are their daily routines, what is to be Cuban for them. You will be able to taste the local products they produce (handicraft, clothing, food, home made desserts, among others). You will also be able to interact with local animals and pets and get to know how they live in the community. The greatest experience has to do with the fact of riding a local means of transportation known as "motorcitos" and get to know the driver and about his life. This is also possible to experience and taste the local food cooked and served by my family. It will be an unique experience to try and see what local people eat on a daily basis far from restaurant foods, including home made desserts, fruits and vegetables. The experience of life ends in a short meeting/ exchange where a discussion about the local cultural experience is provided where any important topic on Cuban life can be discussed and socially discussed.
I am a Tourism Professor at the UCLV (city's university) and my PhD research topic has been on intercultural competence in tourism. Have largely traveled in Cuba and abroad and I am aware of the importance of having the unique experience of feeling and tasting the local, the native.... I am bilingual and have a network of people who can provide different services and products altogether in order to make people have an experience the real Cuba, far different from what people taste on magazines or isolated resorts. I am knowledgeable in the interpretation of cultural issues, I am a communicator.
I would try to guarantee a refreshment including local food, fruits and home made dessert.
The local experience is provided with a means of transportation on demand, could be a horse cart, classic car of local motor
We will manage the local exchange experience at open and public places mainly: Parque Vidal; Boulevard; Che Guevara Square; Armored Train; Capiro's Hill. We will manage to visit a local community where I live; It's a suburban area of the city where we have our church community and people who are eager to exchange with visitors and offer the opportunity to interact. The discussion about cultural issues will be carried out in my house.
Santa Clara from local perspective