Bario de Chino (ChinaTown), Havana

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    Habana: the Chinese Community

    by BarbieGirl Written Aug 31, 2003

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    The Chinese Community

    Favorite thing: The entrance of the chinese's community.
    The first chinese arrived in Cuba in the half of '800 to work in the sugar's fabrics as slaves...
    Even if they preserve their traditions, the community is now completely integrated in Cuba sharing the destiny of the island...

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    Havana's Chinatown (Bario de...

    by RickL Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Havana's Chinatown (Bario de Chino)! Didn't know whether to put this one under tourist trap or not. Touristy and I wouldn't recommend the food if you are used to authentic Chinese cuisine. There are reports that about 1% of the population is of Chinese decent. I saw some but they were of blended Chinese/Spanish ancestry. Most Chinese left after the revolution due to their harsh treatment on the plantations. Those that remain have melted into the multi-ethnic make-up of Cuba although there remains a Chinese language newspaper for the old-timers.
    It's behind la Capitola and it was a little hard to find. BUT I found it!!!

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