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Sasha Wood

Sasha Wood's Been There Done That

  • Rode along the Malecon in a pink Cadillac
  • Felt the spirit of Che Guevara on the rebel trail in Santa Clara
  • Found my favourite mojito on the terrace of Hotel Nacional
  • Joined the Habaneros on a Mayday parade to Revolution Square
  • Danced to live Los Van Van and snapped a selfie with Buena Vista Social Club
  • Sipped firewater and attempted salsa in Sagua la Grande
  • Swam in a thunderstorm off paradisiacal Cayo Santa Maria

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  • 15 Jan 2019
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  • Sasha Wood
The best of Cuba

Islands in the stream – the untouched Caribbean in Cayo Levisa

Sasha Wood discovers the secret beach retreat of Cayo Levisa among the tropical islets of Cuba’s north-west coast. Washed by the warm currents of the Gulf Stream and only reachable by boat, it offers a glimpse of the castaway Caribbean before the beach holiday boom took hold.
  • 13 Nov 2018
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  • Sasha Wood
Havana Nights

Havana nights: Five fantastic stays for different types of traveller

From timeless glamour and old town ambience to modern luxury and five-star comfort, Havana’s collection of hotels is far from standardized, even the ones that are still state-run. Here we take a look at a selection of tried and tested properties, each with their own personalities and appealing to different types of traveller.
  • 23 Oct 2018
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  • Sasha Wood
The best of Cuba

Cayo Santa Maria - a Caribbean beach bubble

Sasha Wood takes a trip to one of Cuba's premier beach destinations – Cayo Santa Maria – set among the tropical islets of the Jardines del Rey, to sample its silken sands, sapphire seas and seclusion as well as fun, rum, sun and salsa from a comfortable base at the all-inclusive Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria resort.
  • 11 Sep 2018
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Cuba's heart

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.
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