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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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  • 09 Jan 2019
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Havana Nights

Hot in Cuba this January – Swan Lake, Jazz Plaza Festival, Trova Longina and more to come

As Cubans shake off the New Year hangover, the cultural calendar starts to slowly fill up again with events and activities. The year kicks off with a classic ballet performance at Havana’s Gran Teatro, followed by a trova music festival in Villa Clara, Matanzas and Trinidad as the perfect prelude to the month’s biggest event – the Jazz Plaza Festival, which this year will be celebrated in both Havana and Santiago de Cuba. More events will be revealed throughout the month as they are announced.
  • 19 Dec 2018
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Cuba's heart

A meal with a view at Club Cienfuegos, a grand palace overlooking the sea

A dreamlike structure seemingly arising from the sea, one of Cienfuegos' must-see attractions is also one of its must-try dining places. Most commonly known as the Yacht Club (though its official name now is Club Cienfuegos) this eclectic-style 1920 palace enjoys a privileged location overlooking the Jagua Bay. It's a great place to enjoy cooling cocktails as the sun melts over the waters.
  • 11 Dec 2018
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Havana Nights

Hot in Cuba - Habana Film Festival, The Nutcracker, Havana in Concert, plenty of jazz jamming and month-long circus action

December is quite the big month in Cuba and despite what you might easily be led to think it has little to do with Christmas. This is the month the Cuban capital celebrates its annual film festival, one of Latin America’s oldest and most prestigious. This is the month that Cuban ballet companies take centre stage to delight audiences with winter classics and this is is the month that Cuba celebrates its biggest party - the nationwide New Year’s celebration - Let the merriment begin!
  • 05 Dec 2018
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Cuba's 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.
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