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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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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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 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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Bringing cigars and rum back from Cuba - what you need to know

Posted by Jeremy John on 27-04-2020 07:28:40

Want to bring cigars and rum back from Cuba? You’re not alone. Visitors to Cuba have been doing it for centuries, and it is still a great way to return home with high quality products at reasonable prices. Rum and cigars make great presents for friends and family, or can be enjoyed all by yourself whenever you want to reminisce about that special holiday you had in Cuba. Here’s what you need to know.

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Havana, Viñales and Varadero: Cuba’s golden triangle of the west

Posted by Jeremy John on 20-04-2020 02:31:04

Want to see some of Cuba’s finest city life, nature and beaches all in the same region? Havana, Viñales and Varadero are the three places to do it. Transport between this ‘golden triangle of the west’ is fast and efficient, and the journey itself provides treats for the eye. Each place has so much to offer. Here is the lowdown.

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José Martí - Following the trail of Cuba’s National Hero in Havana

Posted by Jeremy John on 17-04-2020 02:37:07

If there is one Cuban that every visitor should get to know, it’s José Martí. He dedicated much of his life to liberating Cuba from Spain, dying a martyr for the cause in 1895. José Martí was also a highly esteemed writer, penning a diverse range of essays, a novel and large collections of poetry. Once you arrive in Cuba, you’ll never be far from José Martí. His face can be seen on posters, billboards, statues, mural paintings, book covers and even t-shirts. If you are flying into Havana, you’ll notice that the airport is named after him too.

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3 gourmet Cuban products to bring home (besides cigars and rum)

Posted by Jeremy John on 03-03-2020 02:39:36

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. Here’s the lowdown on three exquisite Cuban products: coffee, honey and chocolate. 

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5 Unmissable Museums in Havana

Posted by Jeremy John on 26-02-2020 04:34:48

When it comes to museums, one is spoilt for choice in Havana. One of the joys of going to museums in Havana is that, unlike in large European cities, there are rarely huge crowds of people swarming around the galleries.  The list below is not definitive, but should you be in the city, then a visit to any of these museums should provide plenty of food for your mind.

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