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 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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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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Havana’s New ‘5 Star-Plus’ Luxury Hotels

Posted by Jeremy John on 06-04-2020 01:08:36

Havana has recently witnessed the inauguration of three brand new hotels that some commentators have been referring to as ‘5 Star-Plus’, due to their high international standards. These are: Accor Paseo del Prado, Iberostar Grand Packard and Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. They offer an ambience that aims at being a cut above the rest, especially through original interior designs and layouts.

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‘A-Traccion’ - a fun new way to go off the beaten path in Viñales

Posted by Jeremy John on 09-03-2020 01:27:45

Visitors to Viñales now have a new way to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Viñales Valley. Known as ‘A-Traccion’, you can buy a ticket to board an all-terrain 4x4 Jeep that is able to go to some of the lesser-known places of the region. Driven by expert local guides, this new fleet of vehicles promises to be both an enlightening and enchanting way to experience Viñales, a part of Cuba that tends to leave a lasting impression on all who go there, from the beauty of the nature to the friendliness of the locals. 

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