Jeremy John

Jeremy John
Jeremy John is a Contributor at Cuba Direct.

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5 Fun Facts about Cuba’s natural wildlife

Posted by Jeremy John on 11-08-2020 11:33:41

A few weeks ago I gave five fun facts about Cuba, focusing on the country’s size, its UNESCO World Heritage sites, its main exports and the popularity of baseball. In this article I focus on Cuba’s natural wildlife. Whilst Cuba’s stunning cities and pristine beaches are a big draw for tourists, Cuba also has outstanding areas of biodiversity scattered across the island that are well worth a visit. Here are the fun facts:

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10 fruits to eat during your visit to Cuba

Posted by Jeremy John on 31-07-2020 04:30:42

Situated in the Caribbean with a tropical climate and fertile soils, fresh fruit can be found growing throughout Cuba.Fruit will be on virtually every menu you come across, especially as fruit salad, fruit juice, a cocktail ingredient, a breakfast item or used to flavour a desert. Additionally, fruit is sometimes used on main course dishes.Here are 10 fruits to try during you visit.

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The 5 Best Ice Cream Parlours in Havana

Posted by Jeremy John on 31-07-2020 03:53:42

Ice cream has been popular in Cuba since the beginning of the 20th century, when vast blocks of ice were imported to the island to make cold drinks, cocktails and ice creams for both locals and tourists. You can pick up a scoop for just a few cents, or try more exuberant artisanal ice cream in some of Havana’s newer ‘heladerias’ (ice cream parlours). A particularly worthwhile treat on a hot day, here are five ice cream parlours not to miss.

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Hotels in Cuba ready to welcome back visitors with super safe COVID-19 measures

Posted by Jeremy John on 21-07-2020 01:52:28

Cuba has had one of the lowest levels of COVID-19 cases in the whole of Latin America, and has dedicated enormous amounts of resources into preventing the virus from spreading across the country. This has partly been to protect its own citizens, but also to make sure then country is safe for tourism, which represents a vital part of the Cuban economy. Here are seven significant changes that have been guaranteed by all the main hotel chains.

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10 Fun Facts about the world’s smallest bird: Cuba’s ‘bee hummingbird’

Posted by Jeremy John on 14-07-2020 01:33:12

Whilst Cuba’s stunning cities and pristine beaches are a big draw for tourists, Cuba also has outstanding areas of biodiversity scattered across the island that are well worth a visit. If you are lucky then you might come across the world’s smallest bird, known as a ‘bee hummingbird’ (or ‘zunzuncito’ in Spanish). Here are ten fun facts:

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5 Fun Facts about Cuba

Posted by Jeremy John on 23-06-2020 04:01:58

Cuba is a fascinating country. From its history to its nature, it has always been a place of intrigue and beauty. Visitors to the island inevitably leave with stories to tell and happy memories to share. Whilst there are thousands of fun facts one could list about Cuba, here are five to whet your appetite to learn more about this unique part of the world.

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10 Fun Facts about the Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso (and Tacón Theatre)

Posted by Jeremy John on 25-05-2020 01:55:20

The Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso - ‘Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso’ in Spanish - stands proud in heart of Havana, and is the country’s most prestigious location for opera, ballet and performing arts. Here are ten fun facts about this must-see location.

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10 reasons why Viñales is worth a visit

Posted by Jeremy John on 19-05-2020 03:01:44

Viñales receives far fewer visitors than Cuba’s stunning beaches and enchanting capital Havana. But if you have the time, it is well worth making the trip to Viñales. Here are ten reasons why:

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10 Cuban Musicians to listen to before your trip to Cuba

Posted by Jeremy John on 11-05-2020 06:59:25

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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10 Fun Facts about Havana Cathedral

Posted by Jeremy John on 05-05-2020 01:08:37

Situated in the heart of the Old Havana and dominating the popular Cathedral Square is one of Havana’s most photographed historic landmarks: Havana Cathedral. Here are ten fun facts to fill you in on this magnificent place. 

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