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.
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.
Whether you are fluent in Spanish or not, you might notice certain expressions frequently said in Cuba. There are many cultural idiosyncrasies in Cuba, and one of them is the language. To list all the ways in which the Spanish spoken in Cuba is curious would require a lifetime’s work, but to get you started here are ten expressions to listen out for during your visit.
Cuba’s culinary offerings have never been valued in the same esteem as, say, Italian and Thai cuisine. Nonetheless, to avoid Cuban food is to miss out on some lovely gastronomical experiences. Cuba is an island full of homegrown organic fruit and vegetables, and a wide range of historical influence.