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JAMILA CRAWFORD PÉCOU  LIFESTYLIST : e a r t h c a n d y * #InstaZine | FOOD. FASHION. FLYNESS.

Until just a few years ago, everyday Cubans were prohibited from owning any cars newer than 1959, and to this day, the people have managed to keep them running and rolling! Talk about being resourceful!
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Havana is literally a rolling car museum . It took a lot of my attention; so shiny and driven with pride! You can easily pile like 5 or 6 people into one... I think I became a car enthusiast after this trip! .
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For my 1st trip to Havana in 2017, I was so nervous about not being able to eat as a vegan, I packed a duffle bag FULL of dried foods/snacks/seasonings to pair with the local agro. But it turns out, I didn’t have any issues at all! Fresh veggies and fruit were available in abundance- and quite deliciously at that!
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This go ‘round I left the groceries at home 🤣 (with the exception of a few snacks to nibble on in-between meals). Dining out, my meals consisted of everything from the traditional “Cuban 3” (rice/beans/platanos), to a diverse selection of fresh fruit salads & juices, vegan soups & paella to grilled veggie platters!
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If you plan to cook, there are PLENTY of open-air vegetable markets in the city, stocked with fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Here at Mercado 13 y M, I enjoyed a fresh-pressed guarapo (sugarcane juice) and wandered through baskets of boniato (sweet potato) , quimbombo (okra) & the beloved BANANA! As you can see I was thoroughly happy 😁!
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Forget whatcha heard: it's EASY being
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The ultimate travel experience is always being able to engage directly with the locals. Cuba is extremely special in this regard— despite the various challenges the people have experienced. They remain generous, welcoming AND stylish.
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I spent a great deal of time in private homes on this trip, watching friends and family interact with one another. It was difficult to be a “fly on the wall” and simply observe because they went out of their way to make me feel at home.
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What I love most was the touches of personal decor I observed. The aesthetic was both foreign AND familiar, at times reminding me of summers at home with my Dominican relatives in Nueva York. Makes sense, since Cuba and DR are neighboring islands 🇨🇺🇩🇴!
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No matter how hard I try to ‘blend in’ with the locals in Havana, I always stick out like a sore thumb. But it’s okay, because I stare at the ‘Habaneros’ as much as they stare at me!
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It’s interesting to observe the hustle and bustle since it differs so much from my everyday life. For example, Havana is a perfect place to detox from technology. There is no free internet and ETECSA cards only provide one-hour access to an erratic connection. .
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The feeling of being off-the-grid is liberating. I spend most of my time taking in all the sights and sounds around me, not to mention all the photoshoot-worthy spots. Luckily the weather is amazing year-round guaranteeing the perfect light, textures, and ambiance. ☀️😎
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For my 1st time in Cuba, I spent the week exploring Havana Vieja (Old Havana), but this go ‘round I ventured beyond the limits of Old Havana to explore Vedado.
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Vedado (meaning “forbidden” en Español) is a large neighborhood a few miles west of Old Havana whose development began in the mid 1850s. While Old Havana’s squares offer a glimpse into Cuba’s colonial period, Vedado is a more modern and affluent neighborhood, packed with bars, restaurants, music venues and, best of all, regular Cubans!!!
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Mornings in Vedado aren’t as boisterous as those in Old Havana, because Vedado is more of a residential area with many single-dwelling homes. Sadly, there’s lots of unsightly trash on many street corners like in Old Havana, but the sense of community is abundant. The streets are alive with neighborly exchanges and friends and families spending quality time together. .
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🇨🇺¡CUBA QUÉ LINDA!🇨🇺 .
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It’s my 2nd visit to La Habana— the largest city AND capital of the beautiful island of Cuba— and it was such a different vibe than the 1st time!
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Join me in this edition of LIFESTYLIST as I explore and compare....and explore and compare some more! ✈️📝✈️
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THANK YOU • THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU • THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU• THANK YOU 💋
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#RiseUpFahamu

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU!
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The amount of financial and emotional support received within the past 24 hours is OVERWHELMING!!! A true testament to the character and integrity of our beloved Fahamu Pecou ♥️(see previous post)
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Let’s surpass our goal as soooo much is needed to rebuild, so PLEASE— donate, repost, share! Like the air we breathe, Fahamu thrives off of his art. Let’s get his painting-ass back to painting and creating inspirational images for all to enjoy!
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Note: Fahamu is in search of a new studio space, so every donation counts. ANY amount helps us towards rebuilding. Any property suggestions (ATL proper)? Let @FahamuPecou know! (Link In Bio ☝🏾)



#RiseUpFahamu 🎨

@FahamuPecou is far more than an internationally renowned artist; he is a tireless, selfless contributor to the causes of youth empowerment and the growth of the Atlanta art scene. .
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While traveling abroad, Fahamu’s studio was completely decimated by fire.
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Fortunately no one was in the building at the time, but YEARS of work, supplies, tools, and fond memories lay in ashes when he finally had a chance to see what was left of the space.
I’m excited to announce that I’ve started a #GoFundMe campaign to help Fahamu rebuild. This is one of the ways we can help to restore what was lost and help someone who has helped so many. He’s anxious to resume working on his projects, and we’re excited for the day we reach our goal and ultimately HIS goal to set up shop in a new studio space!
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Please support Fahamu by DONATING and SHARING with your friends and family... Link in bio☝🏾! Thank you so much for your time, contributions and prayers.

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Going back to Havana liiiiike... Mojitos? Malecón? Malanga? WYA 💁🏽‍♀️?!?



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#MeetThePecous on the dance floor at #ATLWeekender’s #LoveSexy PRINCE tribute party! I loooooove Prince 💜 (I think we’re dancing to ‘Nasty Girl’— the BEST Prince song ever! #FightMe 🤨)
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