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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Ten curious expressions to listen out for during your visit to Cuba

Posted by Jeremy John on 31-03-2020 01:02:38

Whether you are fluent in Spanish or not, you might notice certain expressions frequently said in Cuba. There are many cultural idiosyncrasies in Cuba, and one of them is the language. To list all the ways in which the Spanish spoken in Cuba is curious would require a lifetime’s work, but to get you started here are ten expressions to listen out for during your visit.

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5 useful items to pack for your trip to Cuba

Posted by Jeremy John on 19-02-2020 02:38:38

After having booked their trip to Cuba, the main thing that many people start getting prepared for is to have a good time. It is also wise, though, to prepare what you need to pack in your luggage. First and foremost, you should never forget to get hold of and take with you a ‘tourist card’ (Cuban visa) as it is mandatory to enter Cuba. Then comes the decision as to what to pack in your suitcase. Hear are five items that are highly recommended.

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Buena Vista Social Club - What are these songs about?

Posted by Jeremy John on 23-01-2020 03:58:15

In March 1996 the London-based record label World Circuit arranged a recording trip to Havana, Cuba. In just over two weeks three albums were recorded*. All three were released to great critical and public acclaim. The third album, ‘Buena Vista Social Club™’ was released in June 1997 and has since come to be regarded as a classic. Here is a concise breakdown of the lyrics to the songs.

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10 fun facts about Cristo de La Habana

Posted by Jeremy John on 08-01-2020 02:57:52

Almost everyone has probably heard of the Christ the Redeemer, and it is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most visited tourist attractions. But Havana’s own version, ‘Cristo de La Habana’ (literally: ‘Christ of Havana’), is not to be missed. Here are 10 fun facts about Cristo de La Habana.

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Destinations Show

Posted by Jeremy John on 23-12-2019 02:59:31

Cuba Direct will be appearing at the upcoming Destinations Show, taking place from Thursday 30th January til Sunday 2nd February 2020 at London Olympia. Destinations Shows is the largest public travel show in the UK, with industry experts and famous guests convening to share their wisdom. 

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Ten superb bars in Havana to sip cocktails and socialise not visited by Hemingway

Posted by Jeremy John on 17-12-2019 09:05:50

When it comes to going out, Havana has it all. A unique place to dance and drink the night away, Havana’s bars give so may reasons to celebrate being alive. No wonder the bestselling writer and renowned drinker Ernest Hemingway made this city his home. But there is far more to Havana than Hemingway’s footprint.

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Tags: havana, drink, cocktails, bars

How to plan the perfect Cuba holiday – the ultimate step-by-step guide

Posted by Susana Corona on 27-08-2019 12:17:53

Planning the perfect Cuba holiday doesn’t need to imply spending an extraordinary amount of time or effort organising your trip, nor suppose any special ordeal or hassle. Not if you follow our simple step-by-step guide on how to plan the perfect holiday to Cuba in 10 steps (or less).

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Beyond the Beaches, What’s There to See in Cuba?

Posted by Carlotta Elena on 09-08-2019 05:45:45

Close your eyes for a second, I want you to focus on one word: Cuba… What were the first images that came to mind? A tropical destination? White sands and crystal blue seas, perhaps? You might even have travelled slightly further down the list of Cuba trigger words and landed at ‘cigars’ and ‘mojitos’. But in all honesty, was there much to separate Cuba from any other sunny destination? Or, if you fancy the Caribbean, is there really much difference between each island?

Well, we’re here to tell you that yes, there is! Read on to find out the top 5 reasons why Cuba is so much more than just your average sun and beach destination.

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Tags: cuba travel tips, travel ideas