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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. 


Jan

18

Top Six Things First Time Travelers To Cuba Should Know

Traveling to Cuba for the First Time? Here’s Six things You Probably Don’t Know...

Jan

08

Havana: Off the Beaten Path

There’s no shortage of things to do and see in Havana, from Hotel Nacional and the Malecón to the Plaza de la Revolución, the city is a bustling time capsule filled with sites every tourist will see. But if you’re the kind of person who likes to explore the road less traveled and dive into the local scene we’ve got a few insider spots for you:

Oct

07

Explore Cienfuegos

Founded in 1819 by French settlers from Bordeaux and Louisiana on the coast of South-central Cuba, Cienfuegos (literal translation “one hundred fires”) is the only Cuban city with an entirely distinct character and urban layout.


Sep

02

A New Era of Travel to Cuba

Anyone who has been paying attention to headlines has gathered that travel to Cuba for Americans is getting easier. On August 31st, the first commercial flight since 1961 between the United States and Cuba landed in the Cuban town of Santa Clara, making history. JetBlue operated the flight, making it the first of half a dozen major carriers to kick off regularly scheduled service between the United States and Cuba.


Jul

15

The Five Best Views of Havana

Cuba, the pearl of the Antilles, is perhaps most renowned for its music, rum, and cigars. Equally deserving, though, are its unique cityscapes. Havana, Cuba’s capital, is known as the Paris of the Caribbean. The city is steeped in history and boasts the best of Cuban architecture, including remnants of the colonial period, classical European-style edifices, art deco homes, 1950’s mobster-run casinos, and giant concrete Soviet structures.


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