Maikel Alvarez lives with his wife and two daughters in historic Santiago de Cuba.  It is here that you can trace the planning, paths traveled, and outbreak of the revolution.  The roadway between Santiago de Cuba and the historic seaside village of Siboney is dotted with historical landmarks, the cabin where the revolutionaries formulated their plans, and leads to the gunshot-pocked armory where the fighting commenced.  

Maikel works and transports people throughout Cuba, though, including the capital of Havana.  His knowledge about Cuban culture, history, and "lay of the land" extends to all regions of Cuba.  



The International Airport in Santiago de Cuba.


A mountain coffee grower's porch garden.