The US State Department recently upgraded its current Cuba travel advisory. Cuba is now a Level 2, which means American travellers should "exercise increased caution." The upgrade puts Cuba on par with many of the most visited countries in the world, including the UK, Germany, and Italy.
Travelling solo is more in vogue than ever, with more adventurous single travellers taking the plunge and deciding on embarking on a personal quest of discovery around the world. Cuba is an ideal destination for single travellers given its reputation as one of Latin America's safest destinations, the eager-to-help attitude of locals and the many opportunities for cultural exchanges. ViaHero recently wrote an article on how to make the most of a solo trip to Cuba and we echo some of their advice.
Cuba is known for being a safe destination, particularly compared to its Caribbean neighbours. Recently, a sociologist from WKU, Jim Kanan, visited the country to study its lack of violence and came to the conclusion that the sense of community that Cubans feel may be the factor that explains its lack of crime.
Next November Cuba will stage the world's largest picnic by hosting Le Diner en Blanc for the first time. Created some 30 years ago in Paris, Le Diner en Blanc gathers over 10,000 diners each year for a night of open-air dining in one of the world's most beautiful cities. In recent years, it has extended to other parts of the world's most centric locations and Havana is the latest newcomer to this massive French picnic tradition.
The UNESCO-listed wonder city of Trinidad in Cuba has just been bestowed with the title of "Artisanal City of the World" by Latin America's World Craft Council, being the first and only in the country to receive such distinction. This latest accolade recognises this small town´s incredibly talented crafters through the ages.
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- September 20, 2018 US State Department improves, again, Cuba travel advisory
- September 19, 2018 ViaHero offers advice on how to plan a potentially life-changing solo trip to Cuba
- September 19, 2018 Cuba's culture and communal sense may help to keep its appeal safe
- September 18, 2018 Cuba to host the world's largest picnic this coming November with Le Diner en Blanc 2018
- September 17, 2018 Cuba's Trinidad declared "Artisanal City of the World"
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