The Kardashian Klan is the latest in the interminable litany of U.S. celebrities who have headed to Cuba over the last year and a half (a list that includes Conan O’Brien, Anthony Bourdain, Ethan Hawke, Francis Ford Coppola, Carmelo Anthony, Alicia Keys, Paris Hilton, Usher, and Katy Perry.) And like many of the famous visitors before them, their visit is already the source of both rapt tabloid headlines and scorn – and sometimes both at the same damn time (see: NY Post‘s choice October hed, “Celebrities and rich people plot to turn Cuba into tourism hell.”)
Already, a number of photos have emerged from the trip, featuring the sisters posing with the requisite cigars, hot rods and even an engraving that reads “Fidel.” But aside from the numerous selfie opps, the trip seems to have also inspired Khloe to relapse with her cortadito addiction. In 2013, Khloe learned about Cubans’ (and Miamians’) energy source: the cortadito. In an episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Khloe couldn’t stop drinking the highly caffeinated coffee, which contains about half to three-quarters of espresso to milk. One night, the super wired Khloe couldn’t sleep after having one too many cafés, so she started using the treadmill at 1 a.m.
Another day, she even went on a 5 a.m. scooter ride to get her fix. She ended up losing her keys, and had to call Scott to pick her up.
She eventually overcame her
cortiditos cortadito addiction, but three years later, she’s being pulled back in.
So far, Khloe is the only Kardashian/Jenner/West who has shared photos from the trip, and she seems to be trying to soak in as much Cuban culture as possible.
However, she and her sisters have – just like Chanel – flaunted their wealth in a country where people earn $20 a month, and they are being called out on it. “I know it’s cool for celebrities to go to Cuba, but the Cuban people don’t experience the glamorous Havana that is featured on social media,” South Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told People. “Far from photo shoots and fruity drinks, everyday Cubans experience a different, sad reality. Now, the Kardashians are parachuting into the island to tape their vapid TV show,” she added. “Haven’t the Cuban people suffered enough?”
At least the trip has motivated Khloe to learn Spanish?