The Gazzette recommends to travel back in time and visit to Cuba

Posted: 29-Sep-15 19:09

Cuba is a fascinating time capsule of a country, its culture preserved without American influence for many decades. Now that it is opening up to visitors many people are coming to experience the unique culture of this Caribbean island.

The Gazzette recommends to travel back in time and visit to Cuba

Visitors to Cuba will feel like they have stepped backwards in time, especially with the unique Spanish Colonial architecture and Soviet-era cement towers. Old Havana has many stories and it is home to several examples of historic architecture, including the Cathedral de San Cristobal de la Habana and the Basilica of San Francisco de Asis.

It has only been in the last few years that the government in Cuba has allowed private restaurants to open. These establishments, called “paladares” are located within the homes of locals and they serve authentic and delicious Cuban cuisine.

Cuban tobacco is a huge tourist draw and the cigars here are regarded as the finest in the world. Each one is hand-rolled and made of superior quality tobacco for the best possible flavour. Due to new travel regulations Americans are allowed to bring back $100 worth of cigars or rum per person, so the demand is ever growing.

Cuba is also full of classic American cars – including Oldsmobiles, Chevys, Buicks and Fords. Take a walk through Havana and see many classic cars cruising through every intersection. Many of these classic cars are operated by the locals as cabs, so you can hire them for a ride across town.

Cuba provides a snapshot into the past and the way things used to be, but it is rapidly changing and catching up to the modern world. The demand for travel here is currently booming and most of the hotels in Havana are booked up until 2016. Americans who are planning to visit this country are best to book with a travel company that has an official Cuba travel license and connections within the Cuban travel industry.

The Cuban people are thrilled that Americans are coming to visit and will be exploring their country. However, there are some that are apprehensive that the history of Cuba will be washed away by too much rapid development and globalisation. Only time will tell what the future will bring for tourism in Cuba, but it’s safe to say that there are a lot of changes on the horizon.


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