CUBA 2018 An American Travels To Cuba

  • Опубликовано: 25 июн 2015
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Комментарии • 730

  • Jessica Sylva
    Jessica Sylva 3 года назад +6

    This is an awesome video! I admire you're adventurism and appreciate you sharing your travels!!! A Must watch!

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  3 года назад +3

      +Jessica Sylva Why thank you Jessica Your words of encouragement have taken me far and Ill alway cherish them. You are an inspiration. Thank you for your comment and sharing the video!

  • Pablo Oliva
    Pablo Oliva Месяц назад

    This guy is so charming

  • PZ
    PZ Месяц назад

    I hope he pounded the hot chick at 16:22.

  • Trifun Stojkovski
    Trifun Stojkovski 2 месяца назад

    Cubaaaaa Habanaaaaa Te Amoooo Muchooooo!😀

  • aaron porto
    aaron porto 3 месяца назад

    Nothing can interests me in Cuba. People are 250 years behind. Poor people I feel sorry for them. All they have is ugly prostitutes because of poverty and smile and kindness.
    It is not the place for me. 👈

  • Bob Merendli
    Bob Merendli 3 месяца назад

    Cuba is the top destination for Canadian Tourists... American not beloved in Cuba...

  • TravelIsLove
    TravelIsLove 5 месяцев назад

    Good documentary. Kinda creep me out, talking to that girl

  • Paul Archibald
    Paul Archibald 6 месяцев назад

    15:10 good lord lol

  • Blair Boyd
    Blair Boyd 6 месяцев назад

    With all the adversities the Cubans people them looking very happy, the women them looking really sexy and beautiful gorgeous also attractive.You must not used the word about the American people going to Cuba, you must try and learned your geography.The people that going to Cuba there are from the united States,which is apart of the continent of North America just like Cuba.You have it all wrong that you are American people, and you going to Cuba is apart of America as I already mentioned.But the kind of teaching the European countries people them teaching the people pure foolishness about the areas, that are living.There is nowhere named the Caribbean at all, that name came from when they were taking the slaves from Africa.They told the slaves that they were taking them beyond the sea, so is how the name Caribbean islands came in my brother.There or two America's North, and South,I wished someone who are very sensible would tell the people the truth about the areas they are living.The name American came from one of the explorer named americo vesposy,but most of the people were never taught about it.They been fooled in their teaching about where they are living, that we are from the Caribbean islands.I am not I was born in the continent of North America, so I am an American by birth.When you left your country going elsewhere like the united States,which is another part of north America.But because the people is very ignorant of the fact about where they are living,I very that guy would go, and do some research, and find out what he is saying,is wrong.I wished he would contact me, and let me tell him maybe he is very young so he is inbeded with all types of hypocrisy.So it is very hard to be changed because of the types of teaching he already, he is behaving like there is no poverty people living in the united States.Where millions of people is living into stricken poverty, the way he is talking down to the people and their condition.Like millions of people living on the streets in the united States having nowhere to called home, because they cannot pay their rents they been on the streets by the police officers.Millions of people sleeping in the parks,bus sheds or bus stop, because they does not have nowhere to go.Some of the condition in the united States is very bad, some people does not have nothing to eat at all because they cannot afford to buy it.Because there is hardly any work, and people is working very low wages, and can hardly paying their bills.

  • Salud y Belleza Con Aris
    Salud y Belleza Con Aris 6 месяцев назад


  • marti-grecia Odalyz
    marti-grecia Odalyz 7 месяцев назад

    que lindo! gracias!

  • Alison Julie
    Alison Julie 7 месяцев назад

    Cuba is a beautiful country because of its people (of course it's physically beautiful too!). I was there for 2 weeks in April 2018 and whilst you definitely see poverty it is the attitude (indeed spirit) of the Cuban people that sparkles. I did meet some Cubans who are frustrated by their situation and want the 'system' to change - they want the basics which we in the west often take for granted. I'm from the UK and there are many people in the western world with more money and stuff but far less contentment. Cuba made me feel so invigorated - Cuba is life! I know that I experience it as a tourist but it made a lasting impression and was life-affirming, I would definitely return. The assumption is often that Cuba has a lot to learn/gain from the outside world but I also think that as we hopefully move forward it's essential to realise what Cuba has to offer the world!

  • David .Ramirez
    David .Ramirez 7 месяцев назад +1

    Que fácil la Chica de entre el minuto 15 y 16...está más fácil que la tabla de multiplicar del uno.. Waoo facilita la nena.

  • Linzay Kelly
    Linzay Kelly 8 месяцев назад +2

    I really love this video. I am planning to go later this year.

    • denimalos
      denimalos 7 месяцев назад

      its a beautiful, friendly place.

  • roco z
    roco z 9 месяцев назад

    D10S Messi

  • roco z
    roco z 9 месяцев назад +1

    Cuba is already changing due to the American tourism, it’s just a matter of time before my country get turn into shit.

  • Mauro cIzInO
    Mauro cIzInO 10 месяцев назад

    Now that's my kind of cake!

  • Patula el duderino
    Patula el duderino 10 месяцев назад +2

    Havana is interesting just got back yesterday i will go back eventually if you plan on going bring some toilet paper with you hehe

  • 38live.visual_concepts studios
    38live.visual_concepts studios 10 месяцев назад +1

    If you let the American government tell a story they all are pressed and hungry and starving from a dictatorship yeah right,

  • Winstard Robinson
    Winstard Robinson 11 месяцев назад


  • Joseph Navarro
    Joseph Navarro 11 месяцев назад

    This reporter is from Puerto Rican black.

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  10 месяцев назад +1

      Joseph Navarro actually he’s from San Francisco, California, in the United States.

  • aloka fernando
    aloka fernando 11 месяцев назад +1

    I wonder not even single person with a mobile phone

  • Black Hollywood Today
    Black Hollywood Today 11 месяцев назад +1


  • Colorful Codes
    Colorful Codes 11 месяцев назад

    I hope you went to La Fabrica.

  • Colorful Codes
    Colorful Codes 11 месяцев назад

    This country is so freaking interesting. I studied there but still feel like I don't truly understand it. It was so weird coming from the US there, I didn't feel like a minority. Very interesting place. I hope they get to flourish one day, almost everyone I met was educated.

  • Nate Odum
    Nate Odum Год назад


  • Jim Church
    Jim Church Год назад

    did you have any luck with that girl, she was gorgeous, I have been there 4 times and going back in a month or so, I always stay at a hotel but would like to see more of the island and the people, nice video, that guy in the cab should no be talking negative like that, he doesn't know that everyone will see it, he might get a visit

  • Ray Mwaniki
    Ray Mwaniki Год назад

    alota cakes down there lmaooo

  • cikidi harrison
    cikidi harrison Год назад

    Man that look fun

  • Rob Mackenzie
    Rob Mackenzie Год назад

    How did that Obama thing work out for Cuba ? I've been there over 20 X and I can tell you that in Cuba nothing is as it seems. I was there in November 2016 when The Beard died.

  • Local Business Reviews
    Local Business Reviews Год назад

    "alot of cakes down there" LMMFAO!!!

  • EDGvideos
    EDGvideos Год назад

    What the rasta guys said about racism in Cuba is absolutely not true! Im Cuban, and I can confirm that something very positive from our country is that there is no racism among the population !

    • RCP Pilot
      RCP Pilot 5 месяцев назад

      EDGvideos bullshit

  • Henry Menendez
    Henry Menendez Год назад

    That's right Cubanas are fine !

  • Henry Menendez
    Henry Menendez Год назад

    The taxi driver talks truth , and to think that Obama called Fidel Castro a humanitarian . He has been destroying the country since 1953 , killed thousands and thousands of his own people said everyone I'll be equal he wasn't lying everyone is poor !

  • peales icy
    peales icy Год назад

    Even though they were "injured" by communism they still happy as hell. They always were such honest and humble people, they once were the richest people in the world

  • peales icy
    peales icy Год назад

    loved it :)

  • Bugmanproductions
    Bugmanproductions Год назад

    Great Doc! Check out if you want to immerse yourself in the Real Cuba!

  • PZ
    PZ Год назад

    His Spanish really sucks. The chick in the bakery is smokin' hot.

  • Alex Science
    Alex Science Год назад

    Hello. I'm from Cuba.

  • Who put you on this planet? agent

    Nice cake shot there,yup,definetely the cakes.

  • Franz Salvatore
    Franz Salvatore Год назад

    you are number 1 to get a flirt whit a girl !!!

  • Fernando Aseguinolaza
    Fernando Aseguinolaza Год назад

    La triste realidad en Cuba 🇨🇺 es el crecimiento de los feos gorilas 🦍!! Es el atraso de la economía de Cuba 🇨🇺!

  • Gell de Pinga
    Gell de Pinga Год назад

    Your spanisch has not so much acent, yes you are going through as a Cuban if u are not speaking, because you are black hahahah :D, but when someone speaks fluently cuban spanisch its easily as well (but looks yuma). I lived in Habana and in others city in Cuba and I can say to you honestly, Habana is another world. If you like to see the real Cuba you have to travel through the island to Santiago de Cuba. On the land the people are even more friendly.
    I am now back in my homeland and just fuckin missing this island and my loved....

  • Nagag Salka
    Nagag Salka Год назад

    I really liked the clip and tips ......
    thanks to you man

  • king troy
    king troy Год назад

    I love afro latinos

  • Antillano Mayor
    Antillano Mayor Год назад


  • Antillano Mayor
    Antillano Mayor Год назад +1


  • Edward Price
    Edward Price Год назад

    Todo mi amor al pueblo de Cuba.

  • Carlos Hernandez
    Carlos Hernandez Год назад

    You need to go to another couple Spanish classes, good video over all though.

  • Naila Rose
    Naila Rose Год назад

    thanks for showing the relaity of cuba!

  • VIC
    VIC Год назад


  • Andreas Knezevic
    Andreas Knezevic Год назад

    Tasty Cuisine? Hello... not great food in any sense... very basic... good not great food can be found...

  • Juan D. Peron
    Juan D. Peron Год назад +1


  • Brooksy_fresh Channel
    Brooksy_fresh Channel Год назад +1

    Awesome job out there. My favorite part was when you got the beautiful Cuban girl's number.

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  Год назад +1

      Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for subscribing! We have some more travel videos coming soon!

  • Wendy Fenton
    Wendy Fenton Год назад

    Make sense of his Anger. Man I'll make sense of it for you EZ. Since I'm not the one making the Video and I'm not afraid to share my views maybe it will be easier for me. The Government in Cuba is the same as the Government in the USA, as far as they are BOTH bought and paid for sell outs. Doing what they KNOW is WRONG for their pay checks. If you understood that correctly then you got the RIGHT impression and are aware of the Reality. If not...I dunno what to tell you. Perhaps it will take YOU some time. I was Naive and or short sighted for a while. Some ppl just like to keep their views private, they are scared. I understand that. Look before I go on I want to say, me stating my Views and or explaining the Reality is in no way me saying, I'm not a HAPPY person, I am a happy person in many ways and I like the Country I live in. I just DON'T LIKE the ppl in Power. I don't like the 1%er/Elites as far as I know them. ALSO I like the Video you made, it was alright, no violence, so...I gotta like it to some extent. Okay, so to continue...this is the Reality if YOU and or anyone else Blames Presidents and or Prime Ministers for anything and or everything that goes wrong in a Country or Countries, then YOU and or they are doing exactly what the 1%er/Elites want you to do! No matter how you look@ what I'm Typing here, no matter what you THINK. This IS the Reality. If you and or anyone else Blames Presidents and or Prime Ministers for all of a Country or Countries problems you are doing EXACTLY what the 1%er/Elites want you to do! See because Presidents and or PM's are just like Sponges. Their main role and or purpose is to Absorb and or soak up ALL the blame. Which in turn, allows those truly in power and responsible, the 1%er/Elites to remain anonymous and or insulated, free from any blame and or accountability behind the scenes. This is why from President to President, PM to PM...nothing ever really changes for the better. Because we NEVERRRRR actually really get the ones that are truly responsible and or truly in power. Everyone is TOO BUSY blaming the Presidents and or PM's for everything, they neverrrrrr really look past the facade and get the ones behind the scenes that are Truly in power and or responsible for all the Evil. YES ----> Presidents and PM's are Guilty of being bought and paid for sell outs. Meaning they agreed to TAKE $ from the 1%er/Elites, who use our Tax dollars to pay the Presidents and or PM's to do whateverrrr they say. But Presidents and or PM's are just like little Sluts. They are NOT really in power@ all. Not even close. If a President and or PM doesn't do what the ones TRULYYYY in power tell them to do! Then its..............JFK. You should already know! K, that's all there is, that's the reality period. Beautiful Countries we live in ya, very nice. But too many ppl are just like ther Presidents and or PM's, most ppl want to deceive you and deceive others. Most ppl are Hustlers and BS'ers and most ppl will do almost anything for their pay checks. THAT IS THE PROBLEM. Until ppl get their Values back where they should be, Values right, thing's may not change for the better. Right now ppl Value Money and material thing's more then they do their OWN Health and their FELLOWWWWWWWWW Countrymens health! Even those Rasta dudes, if some guy came up to ONE of them and offered him 10 G's to Lure his friend somewhere ** I BET HE WOULD DO IT*

  • Wendy Fenton
    Wendy Fenton Год назад +1

    That Cab driver told the truth.

  • Wendy Fenton
    Wendy Fenton Год назад

    3:45 he's wondering...REALLY?! And $ in his eyes ONLY 2 THING'S LOL.

  • Chic Chi
    Chic Chi Год назад +1

    I think taxi driver a Lil right. A country for the people really need to step up

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  Год назад

      Yes , it does need to be set up to put the power into the hands of the people. The Taxi driver was very keen and brave for speaking his mind.

  • Chic Chi
    Chic Chi Год назад

    All the natural beauties and he chooses the one with extra makeup, nails,... MEN smh..

  • Memorizatela
    Memorizatela Год назад

    What's the music at the very end?

  • jayson biggs
    jayson biggs Год назад

    "Despite the orbit of socialism..."!!!
    Cuba had revolution in 1959. Became socialist in 1961 and has every intention of continuing down that path.
    The sun is not "setting on a communist regime..." That, brother, is wishful thinking on your part and on the part of those racist white Cubans 90 miles to the north who dream of going back and returning to the ole days of pre 1959. It ain't happenin.'

  • jayson biggs
    jayson biggs Год назад

    Too many Americans who go to Third World countries have that "attitude." I think the reader of these words know what I mean. The guy in the video has it, but being Black we tend to have it a lot less than whites, on the average. Some condescension in the video but it could easily have been much worse.
    I have not been to Cuba in a long time. But when I was there I had to always catch myself and not come across as arrogant, spoiled, condescending or a know-it-all. I went there primarily to learn about the politics and culture. Not so much for relaxation.
    I mostly kept my mouth shut and tried to learn as much as I could, come back, think about and read more about what I experienced. Although I had read a lot previous to going. This was in the early '80's, a year after Mariel.

  • jayson biggs
    jayson biggs Год назад

    Something I read many years ago that I never forgot: "American democracy is essentially disguised hypocrisy."----Malcolm X, "The Ballot or the Bullet" speech, April 1964.
    The American ruling class is NOT concerned about democracy in Cuba. In Saudi Arabia. Or anywhere. It uses its supposed concern for democracy as a cover to control and dominate other countries to (1.) gain access to their raw materials; (2.) gain access to markets for American products and (3.) cheap labor.
    If the U.S. is so concerned about democracy it would not be trying so hard to overthrow the govt. of Venezuela which has had over 17 elections, verified as "free and fair" by international bodies.
    More and more people in the world, including in the U.S. are waking up to the lies, double standards and hypocrisy of American imperialism.
    And if ANYBODY should know about America's double standards it's Black folks in the US. Which it why it was a little surprising to see an African-American spout some of what was said in this video.
    To begin, one has to study the real American history. Read Cuban history. Read the speeches of Castro and Che.

  • Thuy Hong
    Thuy Hong Год назад

    thank you for sharing this . ive always dream to go cuba someday. beautiful country im sure.

  • Annette Rodriguez
    Annette Rodriguez Год назад

    can hardly wait to visit.

  • Forest Cee
    Forest Cee Год назад

    Okay what is the song for the intro? It sounds like they are saying que viva managua.

  • cool beans
    cool beans Год назад

    OMG I love them cakes

  • Lc Pate
    Lc Pate Год назад

    Awww man that cake comment had me dying lol.....Cuba looks so beautiful

  • Frantz Eyssallenne
    Frantz Eyssallenne Год назад

    Where is part 3?

  • Raul Tarhini
    Raul Tarhini Год назад

    That taxi Driver Is an ignorant!!!!!!! With people like that , that like blame a government , who only did was give education and equality to everyone!!!!! U video is full of trash , that is no reals Cuban !!! We are 11 million of Cubans!!!!!! No an few

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  Год назад +1

      Just because you have different opinions doesn't make him ignorant, if anything it makes you ignorant for not being able to articulate a reason as to why you disagree.

  • Rick Ruz
    Rick Ruz Год назад

    I wouldn't like to go to that country....not even for free.

  • Jackie Glasgow
    Jackie Glasgow Год назад

    Excellent vlog. So professionally done. I had no idea Rastas from Jamaica moved to Cuba. I appreciated how frank they were and sad to see racism still rears its ugly head in Cuba. #economics

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  Год назад

      Much Love Miss Jackie! Thanks for your comment. I too found them to be very enlightening and insightful, sharing information that most people are not aware of.

  • Compass Coalition
    Compass Coalition Год назад

    Can you tell me what the name of the music track is in the opening sequence? Thank you!

  • Anna Zhuravlyova Zhuravlyova
    Anna Zhuravlyova Zhuravlyova Год назад

    no matter anything americans remain naive like birds...

  • Anna Zhuravlyova Zhuravlyova
    Anna Zhuravlyova Zhuravlyova Год назад

    Oh, come on who cares for american culture in Cuba, do not flatter yrslf

  • Zzyzx Zee
    Zzyzx Zee Год назад

    I thought it was cubr

  • yasmin jama
    yasmin jama Год назад

    am from San Antonio cuba but am half arab too

  • Roland Jefferson
    Roland Jefferson Год назад

    Two questions:
    1) How can you tell if a Casa Particular is occupied?
    2) When flying to Cuba, is it best to pack electronics (iPhone, tablet, battery chargers, cameras) in checked luggage or in carry/on?
    Really enjoyed and learned from your video.

  • ygg drasil
    ygg drasil Год назад

    Neoliberalism has failed. I sincerely hope that Cuban economy policy retains a bit of protectionism, and doesn't go full neoliberal economics and market global exposure, or it will get swallowed up and sold off like every other smaller country that's been exploited by the global corporate predators.

  • Heru- deshet
    Heru- deshet Год назад +1

    Funny how those black Cuban gentlemen say they've experienced racism in a country where most of the population is black.

    • Colorful Codes
      Colorful Codes 11 месяцев назад

      Havana is mostly black and brown, other parts like Cienfuegos are mostly white.

  • James Day
    James Day Год назад

    why don't you move there fool

  • SantaMuerte livE
    SantaMuerte livE Год назад +2

    Shorty was bad af

  • Braulio Paredes
    Braulio Paredes Год назад +1

    Respect for Cuba and their resources! Be humble when you visit that land! No everybody thats blessed. Dominican here

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  Год назад

      Braulio Paredes well said. Thanks for your comment. It's truly a gem and should be handled with care.

  • Felix Draws
    Felix Draws Год назад +1

    The kid at the begining playing soccer is in his school uniform

  • Maria Avakian
    Maria Avakian Год назад

    That taxi driver @ 12:40 knows the truth . The blockade has nothing to do with problems in Cuba . Castro family makes all the decisions and they don't allow any progress .

  • Jay Nubohemia-Sofiglobal
    Jay Nubohemia-Sofiglobal Год назад +1

    Thx for making this video.

    • Jay Nubohemia-Sofiglobal
      Jay Nubohemia-Sofiglobal Год назад

      I went a few weeks ago. I am in love with the Cuban people. They took care of me.

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  Год назад +1

      Jay Nubohemia-Sofiglobal Thank you for watching this video and subscribing to our channel! More videos from Cuba coming soon!

  • Keeanga Akakatang
    Keeanga Akakatang Год назад

    I am so excited and cannot wait to visit this exotic island with so much culture. I hope I can connect with my fellow Nigerians and Afro Cubans

  • Jennifer Dixon
    Jennifer Dixon Год назад +1

    Fascinating documentary! Great job! As a world traveler, I've been to 33 countries and have experienced "government control" in China, Tibet, and other areas, but as a Floridian and a teacher who interacts with many Cuban-American students each day, I am eager to visit Cuba, which is "so close to home, but a world away." I commend you for doing this documentary and must say you've inspired me to visit to get a first-hand account of the daily way of life of Los Habaneros. !Gracias!

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  Год назад

      Jennifer Dixon thank you for your comment, Jennifer. That means a lot coming from an experienced travel enthusiast such as yourself. May your visit be as memorable and full of joy as was mine.

  • jdo333
    jdo333 Год назад +1

    I believe that taxi driver.....he is smart...he gets it......the cuban government has the money for the people and to fix their own infrastructure.....Billions!.....But, Catsro and his cronies know, it is easier to Control repressed people......Period, end of story !

  • Raymond Buben
    Raymond Buben Год назад +1

    Well done, even though we may differ in our american political views i appreciated your ballanced representation of the people under a Communist dictatorship. great job, if only the lame stream US media would take some sage advise and learn from your example?

    • HollywoodToday
      HollywoodToday  Год назад

      Raymond Buben I agree wholeheartedly. Give people the truth and let them do what they want with it rather than tell people how to think...FAKE NEWS. Lol

  • Anna-Dorthea Svendsen
    Anna-Dorthea Svendsen Год назад

    so you're american you say?
    where in America? Cuba?

  • Kevin is Nice
    Kevin is Nice Год назад

    Hump the Latinas.

  • Sean Blake
    Sean Blake Год назад

    Yea man, mi know the Ras from Yard!

  • Gilberto Navarro
    Gilberto Navarro Год назад

    Great video, really well thought. I liked the taxi driver analysis. Hope to visit Cuba soon.

  • NiCole Sky
    NiCole Sky Год назад

    16:00 The girl you fell in "love" with looks like Sade.

  • Rubino Pride
    Rubino Pride Год назад

    man that Cuban girl was the most beautiful I've seen in my life

  • Stephanie Mann
    Stephanie Mann Год назад

    Great job, and thank you.

  • MrMelgibstein
    MrMelgibstein Год назад

    We rode around Havana in a convertible until we ended up at a dinner where they were serving cats.

  • Brittany Williams
    Brittany Williams Год назад

    I love how they wouldn't give up anything on Assatta

  • itsniquenique45
    itsniquenique45 Год назад

    I love this!