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An entire ocean might stand between the UK and Cuba but building bridges is precisely the goal of this collection of blog posts that aims to link these two islands. Here we cover a wide array of topics about the largest of Caribbean nations touching on attractions that might be of interest to the British audience.

With an insider’s knowledge on Cuba and what the British holidaymaker may want to get out of a Cuban experience, in this space we blog about Cuba from a perspective we hope might move and inspire a British traveller.

Susana Corona

Susana Corona's Been There Done That

  • Got lost in a sugar cane field while sampling "guarapo"
  • Watched the sunset and sunrise from the Malecon on the same day
  • Sang along to some tunes from young amateur musicians in Calle G
  • Climbed "Pico Turquino" while attempting to salsa-dance my way up
  • Danced the night away in honour of the Orishas at a "santeria" house party

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  • 05 Dec 2018
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Cubas Heart

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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Cubas Heart

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.
  • 20 Nov 2018
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The best of the best

Havana primps itself to perfection to celebrate its 500th anniversary in style

Next year Havana is turning half a millennia old. That's right Cuba's seventh oldest city is reaching the half-century milestone birthday in November 2019 and ahead of its 500th anniversary the city has an impressive line-up of festive events planned throughout the year. In this blog post, we highlight some of the biggest festivities, celebrations and special activities planned so far to keep you in the know, just in case you're thinking about embarking on a 2019 Cuba holiday in Havana.
  • 15 Nov 2018
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Havana Nights

Hot in Cuba this November - Photography Month, Havana Fashion Week, Classical Music Week and Havana’s 499th anniversary celebrations

November in Cuba means cooler temperatures, the odd downpour here and there (which usually clears up quickly giving way to bright sunshine) and an active calendar of events with plenty of activities for locals and tourists to enjoy. This month comes even more packed than the previous one with Havana Fashion Week, Classical Music Week and Classical Music Week also in the capital. Not forgetting the city’s 499th birthday celebrations. This November in Cuba is all about Havana!
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