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  • 11 May 2018
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Around the world in limericks

To mark the celebration of National Limerick Day on 16th May, we thought it the perfect opportunity to put on our creative hats and write up a few fun-filled limericks about some of our favourite cities around the world. From Havana to Tokyo, and from Sydney to New York, this selection of tongue-in-cheek rhymes is sure to put a smile on your face. Happy limerick chanting folks!
  • 09 May 2018
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La Carboncita Paladar - quality Italian food in suburban Havana

A bit out of the way and some 15 minutes from the city centre, you’ll find La Carboncita in the quieter residential area of Miramar, one of the Cuban capital’s most affluent areas, which becomes instantly apparent once you spot the rows of beautiful houses and imposing mansions. This homely restaurant (or “paladar” in Cuban terms) is one of them, perfectly placed inside a local’s house and casually elegant without feeling the least bit pretentious. The speciality is tasty Italian food served in generous portions and the fantastic experience is one that definitely deserves being shared. Here I illustrate my visit to La Carboncita with photographs of the delicious lunch I enjoyed one sunny afternoon in suburban Havana.
  • 22 Feb 2018
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Leading Ladies: A Celebration of Women in Politics Around the World

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the UK and leading up to International Women's Day on 8th March, this post looks at the history of women's ongoing battle to be recognised in society as equal to men. Through a series of info-graphics and commemorative images, we illustrate some of the most decisive moments (and most prominent women) in the fight for equal rights around the world, with Cuba being one of the pioneering nations in Latin America to give females a deciding voice.
  • 23 Aug 2017
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Jaimanitas - The mosaic-laden Cuban town that's a living piece of art

One of the most inimitable places in the world and a household name in contemporary Cuban art, the otherwise quiet town of Jaimanitas is a vibrant feast for the eyes. My friend and travel writer, Susana Corona recently paid it a visit and upon her return gave me a colourful glimpse into this peculiar little village found just outside Havana. Through her photographs and her tales, I discovered a wondrous little microcosm too quirky, whimsical and amusing to keep to myself and here I am (with her permission) sharing her pictures on this post so you too can immerse in this Cuban fantasy land.
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