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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  • 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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  • Travel Story
  • 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.
  • 22 Feb 2018
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  • Travel Advice
  • Jana Crowne
Images

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
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  • 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.
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