Lessons in the "Communism" Category

A visit to Cuba

Today, let’s talk about Cuba. I’m told it’s a fascinating place to see. Now is the time to visit the country before it all changes…

Why? Because on the 17th December 2014 US leader President Obama announced historic changes between the US and Cuba. This includes allowing Americans to travel to the island, overhauls to commerce and lifting internet restrictions. Cuba actually opened up to mass tourism in the early 1990’s. Since then the island has been the preserve of European, Latin Americans and Canadians.

25 years since the Berlin Wall fell

Today, let’s talk about the Berlin Wall. The 9th November 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of one of the most significant moments of the Cold War: The Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Last night Berliners and tourists at the Brandenburg Gate celebrated the moment the Wall came down to the strains of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. A nearby street festival at the Brandenburg Gate also helped the city to celebrate the moment.

Category: Berlin / Berlin Wall / End of Communism