Blog posts tagged with 'cuba'

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
Fun facts about Ten Cuban musicians to listen to before your trip to Cuba
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Fun facts about Ten Cuban musicians to listen to before your trip to Cuba

Cuba has always been an island with a rich musical output. Music plays a big role in Cuban culture, and the country has produced countless talented musicians. Whilst a list of Cuban musicians worth listening to could go on for miles and miles, I have limited it to ten to provide a starting point that (in my subjective opinion) give a flavour of different Cuban music.

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Bringing cigars and rum back from Cuba - what you need to know
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Bringing cigars and rum back from Cuba - what you need to know

Want to bring cigars and rum back from Cuba? You’re not alone. Visitors to Cuba have been doing it for centuries, and it is still a great way to return home with high-quality products at reasonable prices. Rum and cigars make great presents for friends and family or can be enjoyed all by yourself whenever you want to reminisce about that special holiday you had in Cuba. Here’s what you need to know.

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José Martí - Following the trail of Cuba’s National Hero in Havana
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José Martí - Following the trail of Cuba’s National Hero in Havana

If there is one Cuban that every visitor should get to know, it’s José Martí. He dedicated much of his life to liberating Cuba from Spain, dying a martyr for the cause in 1895. The uprising he had helped organise continued, and seven years later Cuba successfully achieved independence.

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Havana's new "5 star-plus" luxury hotels
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Havana's new "5 star-plus" luxury hotels

Havana has recently witnessed the inauguration of three brand new hotels that some commentators have been referring to as ‘5 Star-Plus’, due to their high international standards. These are: Accor Paseo del Prado, Iberostar Grand Packard and Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. They offer an ambience that aims at being a cut above the rest, especially through original interior designs and layouts.

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Three gourmet Cuban products to bring home, besides cigars and rum
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Three gourmet Cuban products to bring home, besides cigars and rum

Whilst Cuban cigars and rum are known globally for their high quality, Cuba also produces other specialities that are well worth taking back in your luggage. Sure, max out your cigar and rum limit, but if you have space then don’t forget about some of the other gems that the island has to offer, especially those that will be harder to find once you get back home. Here’s the lowdown on three exquisite Cuban products: coffee, honey and chocolate.

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