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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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Beaches and Havana Club: The perfect way to end lockdown
Havana architecture: four buildings that helped define the city
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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
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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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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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Cuba's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Jeremy John Jeremy John

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
Jeremy John Jeremy John

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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