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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  • 22 Feb 2018
  • Travel Advice
  • Jana Crowne

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.
  • 24 Jan 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Susana Corona
Connecting Two Islands

Havana's Colon Cemetery - a remarkable open-air museum and undying tribute to love

A sleepy giant that rises to the shapes of beautifully sculpted angels, ornate crosses, magnificent crypts, sky-scraping monuments and avant-garde, edgy designs in Carrara marble, granite and stone; the Colon Cemetery is one of Havana’s finest architectural gems. So much so, that a visit to Havana would be incomplete without a stop here - this is, after all, Latin America’s finest necropolis in terms of size and monumental value.
  • 12 Jul 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • Daniela Corona
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Five spots for delectable dining in Havana: specialised and international flavours

The growth of Cuba’s private sector has made many venues in the gastronomy industry blossom. Today, Havana is filled with quality cafes and restaurants where clients can find a broad spectrum of delicious dishes and fine beverages. In this blog, I describe five of the top dining spots in the capital, ranging from specialised venues to international food restaurants.
  • 08 Mar 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • Susana Corona
Connecting two Islands

Cuba - the fascinating story behind the world's number one rolling museum

Most are aware of (and even fascinated by) Cuba's rather unique collection of vintage American cars from the 50s, but few know the true, compelling story behind them, even when in recent months (and over the last couple of years) many have attempted to document the men responsible for keeping the old yank tanks going, through either photobooks or TV series like Cuban Chrome. Ahead of the launch of yet another book illustrating Cuba's four-wheeled marvels, this post aims to shed some light into the real challenges of keeping Cuba's old motors well and truly alive, colourfully roaming the island's bustling streets.
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