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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!

Sharp Curves, Beautiful Nature: Welcome to the El Nicho Waterfalls Cuba

Do you enjoy taking a ride on a rollercoaster? If so, you will enjoy the drive up to the El Nicho Waterfalls Cuba. The road is reportedly much better than it used to be, but you wouldn’t want to imagine just how it used to be. Sharp curves will have you bouncing in your seat, […]

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Second Largest, but Not Second Best: What to Do in Santiago De Cuba

In 2009 a Dutch man eagerly booked a holiday to Sydney, Australia with his grandson—the holiday of a lifetime. He should have paid closer attention, since he had in fact bought plane tickets to the Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada (this has apparently happened a number of times). Still, a holiday is a holiday. There […]

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5 Fantastic Outdoor Activities in Cuba You Need to Try

If you’re planning to spend the bulk of your Cuban holiday in a bar crammed with people and the sweet scent of cigar smoke while you shimmy your hips in an effort to keep up with the locals as they salsa dance, well… you’re missing out (although naturally you need to try that). There are […]

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No Price in Paradise: 6 Free Things to Do in Cuba

Every now and then you might come across a travel article that claims to be able to tell you how to travel for free. You eagerly click on the headline and then find that the article suggests you become good at writing so you can become a paid travel blogger. Or it suggests that you […]

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Just Gravity? Introducing the Cuba Waterfalls You Have to See

A river is a river while it flows along a horizontal plane. When it reaches a vertical drop, the water simply falls. It’s just gravity really. This is all a waterfall is, but to define it in such terms doesn’t take into account the beauty and hypnotic quality of actually watching it happen. What is […]

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Not Just an Island for Carnivores: The Best Vegetarian Dining Options in Cuba

Maybe global dining habits are changing. Did you know that there has been a 360% increase in the number of vegans in the UK over the last 10 years? It’s not as though vegetarian restaurants are a rare site in many cities either. But there are some places where vegetarianism is still a strange novelty, […]

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There’s More to Partying in Cuba Than Havana: The Best of Trinidad Nightlife

Is nightlife the domain of the young? Once you get to a certain age, the idea of spending all night in a crowded, smoke-filled nightclub might have minimal appeal. Of course, there are many young people who would also shudder at such an idea. Cuba is famed for its nightlife, and there might be a […]

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Beneath the Tropical Surface: The Most Amazing Caves in Cuba

Aside from assorted cavemen and maybe Batman, you might have trouble thinking about anyone who might spend time in a cave. But what about yourself? There is something truly remarkable about descending into the depths of the earth and being surrounded by cold ancient rock that has been there for hundreds of thousands of years. […]

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A Rich Cinematic History to Get You in the Mood for Your Holiday: The Best Movies About Cuba

Depictions of Cuba in mainstream cinema have been rare – almost to the point of non-existent. Hollywood is all about make believe after all, and since the US-imposed trade embargo against Cuba prevented American films from being shot there, filmmakers needed to improvise. Some scenes purporting to take place in Cuba simply did not. The […]

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20 Reasons Why You’ll Fall in Love with Cuba

Cuba is a truly magical destination, one that is both stylish and somewhat mysterious in many ways. If you’re planning a getaway to the island nation, you probably already know a few things about the country. But what about things you might not have considered? In no particular order, let’s take a look at 20 […]

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