For years, we have believed that the moments spent around a dinner table are the most connective times anyone can share, as a traveler or otherwise.

So, it stands to reason that when our team arranges a lunch or dinner with a Cuban family, the experience will be immersive, authentic, and powerful. And our most-popular dinner hostess, Made (pronounced Ma dā), does not disappoint.

Made is a journalist, an accomplished home cook, and an expert tour guide. She is tremendously talented, well-educated, and a proud Cuban. Her career in journalism has taken her to several countries where she has reported on political, cultural, and sporting events relevant to the Cuban people. She is also a farmer at heart who takes advantage of every inch of her small terrace to grow vegetables and medicinal plants.

A meal with Made in her Havana home is a highlight for any journey and offers a glimpse into the real lives of the resilient people that make up Cuba’s tapestry.

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce."

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