Off The Beaten Track

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Go off the tourist trail to discover little explored gems and less trodden routes in Cuba.

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  • 17 Oct 2018
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  • Travel Advice
  • Susana Corona
Connecting Two Islands

Why Cuba is the ideal destination for solo travellers - tips and tricks for discovering the island on your own

Young or old, male or female, Cuba is one of the world's safest destinations and a real delight to discover when venturing out on your own. Far from what many believe (especially some wary U.S. travellers for whom Cuba has been off-limits for decades) travelling to Cuba can be really straightforward. Whether you pack your itinerary to the brim or take it easy and go with the flow, experiencing Cuba on your own can be a really freeing, enriching and potentially life-changing experience.
  • 10 Oct 2018
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  • Travel Advice
  • Daniela Corona
What tourist guides don't include

Three gems in Havana's culinary scene - Cafe Presidente, Habana Blues and Habana Mia 7

Although a decade ago Cuba was not a destination renowned for its amazing dining experiences, the culinary scene has since blossomed thanks to small private businesses getting more freedom to operate. Today, the island's capital, Havana, is filled with hundreds of fine gastronomic options to choose from. In this post, I describe my experience at three restaurants that stood out for their wonderful ambience, delicious dishes and excellent service.
  • 28 Aug 2018
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  • Travel Story
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Sagua la Grande - Cuba's newest cultural sweet spot

Cuba's newest heritage hotspot Sagua La Grande has positioned itself as a magnet for travellers visiting the country's sugar-and-rumba rich heartlands with revamped museums, regular music and dancing, heritage hotels, cultural attractions and a warm welcome from the locals.
  • 21 Aug 2018
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting Two Islands

Havana's Chinatown and how Chinese culture in Cuba is very much alive

Yes, there aren't as many "pure" Chinese people in Cuba as there once were. But Chinese culture, customs and food remain deeply rooted in Cuban culture, and nowhere more so than in Havana's Chinatown, a.k.a. "El Barrio Chino". On this post, we look at how Chinese culture merged with Cuban and Afro-Cuban heritage to create something quite unique, not found anywhere else in the world. Certainly, not in the same way. Chinatown offers a rare window into Chinese Cuba and how it's evolved over time.
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