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Nov

25

Explore Trinidad

Boasting a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, Trinidad is a veritable open-air museum of Spanish colonial architecture, and most likely how your idyll in Cuba looks like. Nowhere else on the island is the Cuban way of life more evident: vibrant colors, storybook architecture and locals socializing on ancient cobblestone streets. But aside from its picture-perfect looks, Trinidad revels in the best of both worlds.


Nov

21

Insight Paladares: Salsa Suarez

Salsa Suarez offers the perfect opportunity to escape Varadero’s hotel buffet lines and put the peninsula on the map as offering some of Cuba’s most innovative and delicately prepared cuisine. Just a block and a half away from white sand beaches, this paladar rivals any top Havana establishment in location, atmosphere, and overall quality.


Nov

11

Café Cubano: A Taste of Cuban Hospitality

At cafes and takeout windows throughout the island, coffee and conversation flow together like longtime amigos. In private homes, every host, however humble, offers the beverage. Seldom drunk in seclusion, coffee forms the cornerstone of Cuba’s social interactions. The flavor of Cuban hospitality is coffee.


Nov

04

Explore Viñales

2016 was a great year for Viñales and with good reason. A lush region in Pinar del Rio province, this Cuban West of sorts offers a rich natural habitat, favorable for a wealth of outdoor activities. Known for its leading role in sustainable agriculture and tobacco farming, Viñales Valley is blessed with more than its exceptional limestone formations, mogotes, and ecological plantations.


Oct

28

Why there aren’t any Castro statues in Cuba

The face of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, born in northern Argentina in 1928 and killed in Bolivia in 1967, is plastered on government buildings and billboards across Cuba. Tourist markets are awash with Che t-shirts, paintings, and replicas of the Argentine’s token beret with the single star across the front. A giant Che likeness, depicting his shoulder-length hair under the famous beret, overlooks Cuba’s iconic Revolution Square in Havana from the side of the Interior Ministry building.


Oct

21

Explore Vedado: Havana’s “forbidden” neighborhood

Havana is Cuba’s capital city and home to more than two million inhabitants. It sits at the mouth of Havana Bay on the Northwest edge of the Caribbean island. Most who have traveled to Havana, or have looked into it, are already well aware of the wonders of the city’s Old Havana district. Sweet Cuban melodies and the fragrant aroma of coffee drift out from living rooms and cafés into cobblestone alleyways.


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