Susana Corona

The islands' go-between

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Born and raised in Cuba for half of my life, I feel strongly passionate about the nation that saw me come into the world and nourished my childhood and early teen years. With a father that had a job in the travel industry which required him and my family to travel abroad from early on, Cuba was always my returning point, my home, my roots and what I missed and longed for.

I live in the UK now and have done so since I turned 16 (although I first arrived here when I was 14) but I've never stopped travelling back and forth to see family in Cuba and keep strong ties with my homeland. I feel that now as Cuban-born British citizen who's had most of her late teenage schooling and university education in the UK; I have equally grown in both cultures and have been equally educated by both societies.

So, when it comes to writing about Cuba, I do so from a unique vantage point, as a Briton that understands what British travellers feel, what they seek or struggle to understand, what their interests are when it comes to visiting or learning about Cuba and what they are interested in getting to know about the island. I write about it all from a British perspective but with a Cuban soul or sometimes the other way around – like having a double identity with a firm background in both islands.

I’m the eternal go-between that never tires of going back and forth.

Susana Corona

Susana's Been There Done That

  • Got lost in a sugar cane field while sampling "guarapo"
  • Watched the sunset and sunrise from the Malecon on the same day
  • Sang along to some tunes from young amateur musicians in Calle G
  • Climbed "Pico Turquino" while attempting to salsa-dance my way up
  • Danced the night away in honour of the Orishas at a "santeria" house party

Recent articles by Susana

  • 12 Jun 2018
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Connecting Two Islands

Discovering Baracoa’s Playa Maguana - an idyllic beach in the midst of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Discovering Baracoa and getting around its living myths, legends and mysteries are certainly worth the trip to this somewhat undiscovered destination in Cuba. The place itself is no longer off-limits to outsiders, as the construction of a road finally links it to the rest of the island, but many of its aspects lie shrouded in mystery, making it one of Baracoa's most powerful draws. Yet, there is another compelling attraction - its dreamy, secluded beach. Here we sing its praises.
  • 31 May 2018
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Connecting Two Islands

Hot in Cuba - Contemporary dance, pantomime extravaganza, Santiago's Cultural Week and live music galore

June arrives in Cuba with the perfect prelude to summer, kicking off with contemporary dance performances, pantomime shows and live music galore. The list of events will keep growing as the month unfolds, so this blog post will be updated every week to add new activities, festivals and concerts to the calendar as they come along. This is the best of June 2018 in Cuba and what to look forward to if you travel to the island this month.
  • 29 May 2018
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Connecting two islands

A balcony of epic proportions - taking in the jaw-dropping views of Lake Hanabanilla

The only intramontane lake in Cuba is one astonishing wonder to admire and there is only one place from which it can be enjoyed in all its glory. It’s a hotel and a remarkable one at that, not because of its beauty, nor can it be considered luxurious, modern or particularly stylish, but its setting right on the lake and the privileged views it offers over it, make it a rare one-of-a-kind resort. An unmissable jewel in Cuba’s central region.
  • 15 May 2018
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FITCuba 2018 - what’s in store for Cuba’s tourism development in the near future?

Last week Cuba celebrated the 38th edition of its annual tourism fair, FITCuba 2018, the biggest event of its kind of the island, which aims to showcase the nation’s most attractive destinations and unveil plans for upcoming tourism development in the short and long term. In this blog, we look at the announcements made, the hotels that were inaugurated for the occasion and the of others that will open soon as well as the most immediate tourism projects in the pipeline.
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