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Why Cuba is the best holiday destination to escape to right now

Escaping to Caribbean warmth and sunkissed beaches in Cuba is not only possible but one of the safest tropical dreams that you can make come true now, right now, even amid COVID-19 restrictions. Included in the UK travel corridor and supported by a number of airlines and hotel chains guaranteeing the safety of travellers with a set of sanitary measures, here we illustrate the ways that a Cuba holiday right now is among the best decisions you could make.

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Why Cuba is the best holiday destination to escape to right now
Was The Queen's Gambit inspired by Cuba's Maria Teresa Mora?
Jeremy John Jeremy John

Was The Queen's Gambit inspired by Cuba's Maria Teresa Mora?

The new series about a chess prodigy has got people discussing which women chess players might have influenced the story. Could it have been a Cuban? Read on to find out.

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Havana architecture: four buildings that helped define the city
Jeremy John Jeremy John

Havana architecture: four buildings that helped define the city

Now that Havana airport has reopened visitors to Cuba can once again experience the architectural gems of the enchanting capital city. Read on to find out more.

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

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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Beaches and Havana Club: The perfect way to end lockdown
Richard Knight Richard Knight

Beaches and Havana Club: The perfect way to end lockdown

With lockdown in England set to conclude on 2nd December, many people across the country will be looking for some Christmas cheer by any means possible. What better way to spend the festive period than in Cuba with warm sunshine, music and cocktails?

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Cuba's tentative UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Jeremy John Jeremy John

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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