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Welcome to our blog on all things Cuba. We will use this forum to highlight some of our impressions, reflections and opinions on Cuba in the present day and its future. We will also use this forum to highlight any experiences, excursions, activities and events that we feel you should know about. We welcome your comments and feedback!

Visiting Cuba with Kids – Why It Makes Sense

Deciding upon a holiday destination that is of equal appeal to both the adults and the kids in your family can be a tricky balancing act. If it’s too much in the children’s favour, you might find yourself spending your precious vacation days at a theme park, your eyes practically glazing over as yet another […]

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First Trip to Cuba? Don’t Worry, Here’s What You Need to Know

Now that you have a smartphone in your pocket, do you even still have a wall calendar? There is something more ceremonial about a wall calendar, particularly when there’s something you’re looking forward to. When it comes to your first trip to Cuba, chances are that your day of departure will be circled numerous times […]

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8 Hidden Gems in Cuba Which Should Be on Your Bucket List

Some people look for a sense of authenticity when they explore a new destination – to see the so-called real side of a place. But come on… whether you’re staring up at the Empire State Building, or finding some isolated, trashy bar in Hell’s Kitchen populated by heavy drinkers with an average age of 70, […]

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Museums in Cuba: The Best of the Best

When you’re on holiday in another country, you no doubt want to enjoy all that a foreign culture has to offer you, however you might interpret this. Some visitors might pride themselves on getting off the beaten track, making their way to far flung parts of a city in order to see how the locals […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel to Cuba? Here’s What You Need to Know

Knowing roughly how much things cost when you travel to a foreign country gives you a huge advantage when it comes to budgeting. You don’t want to arrive in an exotic new destination, live like a king for the first week, and then be forced to buy a can opener and some plastic forks before […]

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Che Guevara Mausoleum: The Man, The Myth, The Place You Must Visit

Che Guevara occupies a weird space in that he is a celebrity, a cultural icon, a figure of hatred for some, and a national hero to many others. Many of the ways in which he is viewed are only possible due to the fact that he has been dead for half a century, allowing a […]

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Can Anyone Go to Cuba Now? Sure… If You Know What is Needed

Some exotic destinations require a bit of extra planning, and there are an abundance of different rules depending on where you come from. It’s not as though you can just book a holiday in North Korea and jump straight on the next plane. China has some rather severe restrictions on who can come without applying […]

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Playa Ancón Cuba: Our Favorite White Sand Paradise

Isn’t it strange to think that some people don’t actually like the beach? Of course there are so many different types of beach, and some are obviously less desirable than others. There are a number of European beaches that seem to be composed entirely of rocks, with the “waves” gently lapping at the edge. You […]

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Why Traveling to Santiago de Cuba Worth a Ticket

There are many playful rivalries between the two most prominent cities in a country. Residents of Melbourne are constantly talking up their city at the expense of Sydney (“Oh yes, Sydney – you might have the Opera House, but we have actual culture”). Berlin and Munich don’t really see eye-to-eye, and some Munich residents actually […]

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Cuba in July: Why It Can Be the Best Time of Year

There’s something magical about the month of July when you live north of the equator. The cold weather has waged battle with the warm weather and has lost, and so the uncertainty of June slips away to be replaced with weather that is consistently and defiantly beautiful. This is when long pants are replaced with […]

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