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Apr

14

90 miles to Cuba. How to get there?

Once the wheels of our American Airlines charter plane screeched on the runway, signaling that we had landed on Cuban soil, a roar of applause started. Nothing surprising so far, we Romanians do the same once we land to safety. The difference was I had just landed in Cuba, on a plane full of Americans, myself included. The only ones applauding were the Cuban Americans, visiting their families. The rest of us still had our noses pegged to the window. 


May

21

7 Spanish Sayings to Take With You to Cuba

Part of enjoying the Cuban culture is incorporating it into your experience. The easiest way to do that? Through communicating. As with most Spanish-speaking countries, Cuba has their own nuances with the language, complete with colloquialisms and slang that inform as much as they entertain. So study up and get ready to speak up during your next trip. Here are the seven phrases Spanish class didn’t teach you.

May

15

How to Pack Everything for Your Cuban Getaway in a Carry On

Pack light, travel well. When it comes to having a memorable travel experience in Cuba, you want to make sure that anything can happen—that means not having to worry about excess baggage weighing you down when you need to hop on a bus to Cienfuegos. Stay flexible, agile, and fancy-free by keeping all your necessities in a carry-on. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort to travel light—we promise.


Apr

21

8 Must Visit Beaches in Cuba

Sometimes you need to recover from all the “go here, go there, go everywhere” stress of vacation—and where better to take a breather than on a beach? Each of Cuba’s distinct regions boasts impressive stretches of magnificent sand where you can kick back with a beverage and find some simple peace of mind after enjoying the complexity of the country’s interior. We rounded up the most pristine, picturesque beaches so you can plan some fun in the sun for your time in Cuba.

Apr

16

Getting Current On Dual Currency

On a small cocoa farm outside of the isolated village of Baracoa, on Cuba’s easternmost tip, I bought a lightly tanned leather wallet. It was designed with a bougainvillea, the tropical flower that abounds on the island. The wallet looked to be quite average to a foreigner, with a pouch for change, a space for an ID card, and even several slots for credit cards, not something that is typically used in the largely cash-based economy. However, there was one detail that might have kept an unknowing tourist puzzled.


Mar

05

Havana's WiFi hotspots and Getting Online in Cuba

La Rampa runs along Havana’s main thoroughfare, 23rd Street, descending from the bustling M street intersection, home to Coppelia Park’s ice cream parlor and the famous Cinema Yara, to the Malecón, Havana’s five-mile winding ocean wall.


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