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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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Five fun facts about Cuban rum
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Five fun facts about Cuban rum

The history and culture of Cuba are very much intertwined with rum. Find out more about this powerful alcoholic spirit that can be seen everywhere on the island.

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Ten fun facts about Cuban cigars
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Ten fun facts about Cuban cigars

Cuba is famous worldwide for the quality of its cigars. Did you know that they have been smoked on the island for well over 500 years? Find out more here.

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The Father of the Homeland - Ten fun facts about Carlos Manuel de Cespedes
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The Father of the Homeland - Ten fun facts about Carlos Manuel de Cespedes

During your stay in Cuba, you're bound to see the name 'Cespedes', be it on a street name, a park or a building. Find out more about this Cuban national hero.

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Eight fun facts about Capablanca, the Cuban World Chess Champion
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Eight fun facts about Capablanca, the Cuban World Chess Champion

With Netflix series, The Queen's Gambit increasing interest in the game of chess, find out more about the Cuban Grandmaster who achieved fame in the 1920s.

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