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Why Cuba is one of the world's safest holiday destinations during the COVID-19 pandemic

After being included in the FCDO's travel corridor of countries that don't require a quarantining period when returning from holiday, Cuba is one of the best options for a warm winter escape that's fairly coronavirus safe thanks to the strict measures in place to protect both tourists and locals. If you're dreaming of sun-kissed white sands, clear skies and balmy temperatures, Cuba is the place to be this winter 2020!

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Why Cuba is one of the world's safest holiday destinations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cuba's tentative UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Cuba's tentative UNESCO World Heritage Sites

There are currently three sites that have been placed on the Tentative List for UNESCO to consider becoming World Heritage Sites. Here I will briefly explore the three places that are on this list, all of which have a strong claim to become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Cuba's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Cuba's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cuba is home to a staggering nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fifth-highest number in Latin America. A trip to Cuba, then, is not only an opportunity to get some sun and relaxation, but also to experience some of the world’s most amazing treasures. The nine sites in Cuba are distributed across the island, seven of them were chosen for their cultural significance, two more for their natural significance.

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Cuba: A Sweet Potato Paradise! Seven Fun Facts
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Cuba: A Sweet Potato Paradise! Seven Fun Facts

Sweet potatoes have become increasingly popular in the UK in recent years. Sales have been rising alongside trends in healthy eating and plant-based diets. In Cuba, sweet potatoes have been grown and eaten for millennia and can be found across the island, everywhere from restaurants to food markets.

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Ten enchanting art galleries in Havana
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Ten enchanting art galleries in Havana

Art is everywhere in Havana. You can see intriguing works in many different settings. Street murals can be found all over the city, using a variety of styles and themes. Many bars and cafes display artworks on their walls. Furthermore, you might also encounter artistic works in people’s houses, especially if you are staying in a Casa Particular.

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Five fantastic old hotels in Havana
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Five fantastic old hotels in Havana

From grandiose palatial hotels to quaint architectural treasures that feel well suited for James Bond, Havana's hotels never fail to charm visitors to the city. See our top choices.

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