We ate dinner in the nearby neighborhood of Miramar, scored some local seafood (not to mention steak and veg), and watched the sunset together on the restaurant’s outdoor pier.
After a quick visit to a nearby marketplace, we stopped into a Printmaking Coop where they watched artisans mobilize old letterpress and screen printing equipment to produce gorgeous graphic works of art.
Then we set off for some environmental portraits in the Agro—an open-air produce market. We discovered the magic of drinking out of fresh coconuts and were able to photograph regular people at their daily shopping.
From there, we headed to the storied Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym which boasts many of Cuba’s Olympic Gold Medalists in boxing, as well as a cadre of its Olympic hopefuls. Students got to know some of the boxers in training, practice their shutter speeds, and Andy even jumped in the ring to spar!
In the afternoon, we met up with our new amigos in Havana’s vast Parque Almendares for some straight chilling. Over the course of a couple of hours, we played fútbol and frisbee, jumped rope, practiced instruments, shot some hoops, played in the playground, and participated in an impromptu drum circle and dance party.
Check out some of our photos from our adventures in Havana!