Little Known Cuba

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The hidden Cuba, gems that lies under the surface and most tourists don't get a glimpse of.

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  • 25 Apr 2017
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  • Ely Milan
What tourist guides don't include

Havana in one day: what not to miss

If you only had one day to tour Havana, it´d be unforgivable to leave out its colourful historic centre, a definite must-see where past and present, trends and traditions all blend into a vibrant collage of sorts. Yet, in Havana, virtually everywhere you turn to, there’s a postcard-perfect corner, so there are a few other areas you mustn´t miss out on seeing either. This post will give you guidance and handy tips to discover the spirit of the Cuban capital, in just one day.
  • 12 Apr 2017
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  • Ely Milan
What tourist guides don't include

From Havana to Varadero: how to do it and what to see

A brief guide for the traveller who wants to make the journey from Havana to Varadero, Cuba’s most popular beach resort, famous for its turquoise waters and white sands. An essential destination where tradition and modernity perfectly coexist with eco-tourism, snorkelling and souvenir shopping. Here are my tips on how to make the 134-kilometre trip from the Cuban capital, enjoying the sights along the way where the journey is as interesting as the destination, and Varadero never disappoints.
  • 04 Apr 2017
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  • Marcel Lueiro
Striking a note

Basic guide to the DNA of salsa, mambo and other Cuban music genres

What is Cuba’s national dance? What are the sources of mambo and salsa? Where does Cuba’s musical richness come from? In this post we’ll answer these and other questions. We’ll talk about the origins of music in Cuba and of the generic cores from which most of its rhythms originate; rumba, mambo, salsa and others. I’ll now start playing a few tracks on my gramophone so that they shed light into Cuba’ s music story and so that you get to know and fully enjoy the island’s wide variety of sounds.
  • 02 Mar 2017
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two Islands

Taking the plunge into Guayabo Waterfall at Parque La Mensura - Cuba's highest twin falls

Not many venture to Cuba's eastern countryside but those who do can be rewarded with a visit to two of the island's tallest waterfalls at Salto del Guayabo, nestled within La Mensura National Park, adjacent to the lush Pinares de Mayari pine tree forests in Holguin. These twin falls are not only the park's main attraction but they also offer visitors the opportunity of bathing in its cool, therapeutic waters after a scenic tour through the reserve's untouched endemic wildlife and vegetation.
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