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Guest Blog Post: How 8 days in Cuba felt like 8 years

By Gerson Eleonora – Writer for Skempi.com, History Buff and an Aficionado of all things Caribbean

Well, you saw the title so let me just jump right in here: With Fidel Castro’s passing last November Cuba experienced a resurgence in news presence for a minute. Hate him or love him, you can’t deny that Castro put that island nation on the map. I mean, no disrespect to Ernesto Lecuona, Chano Pozo and the other world famous Cuban artists from the first half of the 20th century but, albeit in a polarizing manner, Fidel Castro took Cuba’s brand name on the global stage to a ubiquitous realm.

It was this strange mystique that had always pulled me to our somewhat taciturn Caribbean cousin to the north.

Chasing Murals: Guadeloupe

Oh Guadeloupe, how you have enchanted me. Your rivers, beaches and food were enough to make me want to live there permanently. But then you showed me your art.

Dear readers, it seems I have finally found the Street Art Mecca of the Caribbean. I still have lots to discover and I was not always camera-ready to snap a photo (a real traveler faux-pas) of all the murals, graffiti and street art I saw while driving around beautiful Guadeloupe, but I am convinced that this is it.

Enough of my ramblings tough. See for yourself why these French isles are the best in the Caribbean to Chase Murals.