Amigos y familia! This concludes our second week here in La Habana Vieja and I think I can speak for all of us in saying, we have had an absolute blast. We have all learned a significant amount  more Spanish from our Spanish lessons, have explored our stomping ground here in Havana quite thoroughly, and… Read More

Hola amigos y familia! We have nearly finished our first week in Cuba and can officially say, we have been here longer than the short 48 hours previously experienced. The first week has mostly been about experiencing all “La Habana Vieja” has to offer. This includes, but is not limited to, touring the city and… Read More

Hello all fellow and future Leapers! My name is Caroline Kenney, I am 24 years old, and I will be keeping you updated on all things Cuba the next 6 weeks.      To start off, I just wanted to answer a few basic questions some of you may have for me. The most important question you… Read More

Hola, This will be my last blog post on behalf of the group as the final members returned home last Sunday. Since I last updated you – during our last few days we continued with the volunteering at the children’s centre; hosting another cooking activity, leading English lessons and putting on a sports day during… Read More

Hola    So now we have returned for our final 10 days in Havana, in which we will be volunteering.    We spent 2 more days in Trinidad since I last gave you an update. On Tuesday we cycled to the coast – a classic Cuban picturesque white sanded beach where we spent most of… Read More

Hola   Now that we have left Playa Girón and are in Trinidad, there is now some internet, so i can update you on the groups progress.    In Playa Girón we started our volunteering; marine conservation, building a baseball field and catching the predatory lion fish which were introduced into the area by human… Read More

Hola We have now spent our first two weeks in Havana and about the spend the next two in Playa Girón – where there is no wifi, so I will next update you from Trinidad in 2 weeks. This week we have continued with our Spanish and dance lessons. We took a tour around Havana… Read More

Hola!   Having spent our first week in Havana it’s about time for a quick update!  Now 5 out of the 6 of the complete Leap team are in Havana. I arrived in Havana on Sunday having met up with another Leaper (Lizzie) – and then travelling from the airport to the hostel in a… Read More

¡Hola!  My name is Liv, and I will be blogging on behalf of the group heading to Cuba from July to August. I am 18 years old, and having just finished my A-Levels, cannot wait to replace nights spent note-cramming and essay-writing for those in salsa and jazz clubs in Havana! With Cuba undergoing significant… Read More

The first two weeks in Havana were amazing, we really enjoyed the Spanish classes and especially the dancing! We also had many cultural tours where we saw many of Havana’s special places, like the Jesus Statue, in Casa Blanca, Che Guevarra’s House and the Capitolio! Many of us also enjoyed going around Havana exploring in… Read More