Cubas Heart

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Get close to the island's heart by discovering what moves Cubans and understand the true meaning of "cubania"

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  • 05 Dec 2018
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two islands

Is this Al Capone’s house in Varadero? Mafia myth or real-life story?

There is an imposing mansion in Varadero built out of coral stone and majestically sitting overlooking the sea. For years it has been described as one of Al Capone’s former abodes in the island. But whether this assumption is a myth or a fact is a debatable issue that has generated much speculation. Now turned into a restaurant, the aptly-named “Casa de Al” indeed makes plenty of reference to the legendary mobster and it’s a great place to soak up the ambience of Cuba’s very real mafia history.
  • 29 Nov 2018
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two islands

Past and present of five stunning Vedado mansions

Also known as the heart of the capital’s downtown area, the elegant neighbourhood of Vedado is Havana’s most popular hotspot for a good reason, or rather, quite a few. One of them is being home to some of the country’s most majestic and memorable mansions, as full of history and glamour as they are resilient, stoically withstanding the test of time and admired by locals, many of whom still remember the old stories surrounding them and the famous characters that inhabited them.
  • 11 Sep 2018
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  • Travel Story
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Caibarien to Remedios - sugar, rum, steam and rumba in Cuba's heartlands

On a trip into Cuba's heartlands, Sasha Wood experiences an exciting dose of inter-dimensional time travel on the vintage steam train from a preserved sugar factory in Caibarien to the vibrant heritage town of Remedios, sampling local rums along the way and joining the locals for a colourful parade.
  • 31 Jul 2018
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  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Finding Che Guevara in Cuba's Santa Clara

Following in the footsteps of Che Guevara and his band of rebels, we discover the final battleground of the Cuban revolution in Santa Clara where Che's cult of personality lives on and an impressive memorial marks his final resting place.
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