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Locally Sourced Travel Cuba

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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!

Where to Travel in Cuba? 5 Essential Places You Should Visit

It has been suggested that change is afoot on the island paradise that is Cuba. These suggestions have come about due to the rather surprising decision by the US to end the decades-long embargo and restart formal diplomatic relations with Cuba. So now that everyone is being good neighbours once again, it’s going to be […]

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Why Does Cuba Have So Many Old Cars? The Answer Might Surprise You

In many parts of the world, classic car owners have a distinctive vibe. They drive around in their lovingly-maintained vehicle with a look that says, “Yes – I’m cool.” Those cars have a fuel efficiency that can probably be compared to a tank, and weaken the ozone layer just a little bit more each time […]

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Traveling Light: What to Take to Cuba on Vacation

Packing for a holiday can be like a variation on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Will you pack too much, too little, or just right? Yeah, this can be a totally subjective thing and for some people, bringing only six pairs of shoes might feel like too little. Too much can be a financial burden, […]

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6 Reasons Why Trinidad is Cuba’s Real Star

For some people, their holiday in Cuba begins and ends with Havana. There is arguably little wrong with this, since the Cuban capital is pretty darn awesome (to put it mildly). It allows visitors to tick off the boxes about what they want Cuba to be… There are clunkily beautiful vintage cars prowling up and […]

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Art in Havana: An Artistic Tour of the Cuban Capital

For some people it would be unthinkable to visit a foreign city and not spend time inside one of the numerous art galleries on offer, utterly transfixed by the work on display. For other people, this might be the definition of boredom, hating the idea of being forced to look at paintings and sculptures that […]

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The Best of the Best Cuban Songs to Get You in the Mood for Your Holiday

Many countries have their own distinctive styles of music, with varying degrees of popularity. Some genres are undeniably universal, whereas other genres rarely leave their own country and might only be something played for tourists anyway. Seriously, you’re unlikely to hear German oom-pah music played outside of an Oktoberfest tent. And then there’s music that […]

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Enjoy the Natural Beauty: 6 Unforgettable Things to do in Las Terrazas Cuba

Sometimes the name of a place can be practical, rather than something that has a deep cultural or historical meaning. There’s an Australian beachside suburb with amazing waves, making it a paradise for Surfers. It’s called Surfers Paradise. A volcanic island off the coast of New Zealand almost constantly billows white smoke. British settlers officially […]

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A Story as Rich as the Scent: The History of Cuban Cigars

What do you think of smokers? In many countries, smokers are treated as outcasts, all forced to furiously puff away on their white sticks in specially designated areas (areas which are rapidly disappearing). In the Queen Street Mall (which is the main street of Brisbane, Australia), it’s actually forbidden to smoke. OK, so it’s a […]

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5 Interesting YouTube Videos About Cuba You Have to See

Do you ever use YouTube for travel research? It has some clear benefits, given that you can find slickly produced promotional videos along with stuff that is entirely amateurish, shot by people who seem to have the attention span of a goldfish. When it comes to videos about Cuba, this mixture of styles (and levels […]

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Things to Do in Baracoa: The Foodie and Nature Lover’s Paradise

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, it wouldn’t matter if a list of things to do in Baracoa was about the most tempting thing you’d ever heard of in your life, since it was practically impossible to get there. In the 1960s a road was built through the Sierra del Purial mountains […]

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