Follow Hemingway's fishy footsteps - You may just get hooked!

Follow Hemingway's fishy footsteps - You may just get hooked!

The calming turquoise waters around the Caribbean island of Cuba attract a large number of different fish, much like the azure blue surf and white sandy beaches attract a large number of tourists. Because of the warm Antilles current that flows north-easterly past the island...
Country life: Coffee, cascades and cowboys in Cuba

Country life: Coffee, cascades and cowboys in Cuba

From cowboys, coffee and cigars to caves, cascades and Cuban creole cuisine, to experience the beauty and simplicity of rural Cuban life. There can be few better places to stay than the sprawling Finca Lima ranch in the verdant Escambray mountains of southern Cuba. Set...
Cuba's Cayo Saetia, the only place in the Caribbean for an African safari

Cuba's Cayo Saetia, the only place in the Caribbean for an African safari

There is a rather unusual part of Cuba that not many tourists know about. Not even those who've been the closest to it during a beach holiday in Guardalavaca. Yet, less than two hours' ride away there is a dazzling African wilderness enclave that never...
Havana moment: the Caribbean's coolest city

Havana moment: the Caribbean's coolest city

From a parade along the handsome Paseo del Prado to a foray into gritty and vibrant Central Havana; travel writer and cubaphile Lucy hits the storied streets of the Cuban capital as it celebrates its half-millennia birthday. If the streets could speak, what stories would...
How to still travel to Cuba if you're an American – what Trump's latest restrictions mean

How to still travel to Cuba if you're an American – what Trump's latest restrictions mean

With the latest wave of restrictions concerning Cuba travel for American citizens. You can't fault potential visitors for being wary of eyeing Cuba as a potential destination. As many are now unsure whether a Cuba trip is at all doable. Or whether it would entail...
Is Cuban Rum the best rum in the world?

Is Cuban Rum the best rum in the world?

Cuban rum’s as well as Cuban tobacco, have been a key to the island’s national identity and pumped the blood of its economy for centuries.Rum connoisseurs worldwide agree that the best rums come from sugar-producing countries. Cuban rums, as the country, have as rich a...
Finca Tungasuk: a million mile stone's throw from Havana

Finca Tungasuk: a million mile stone's throw from Havana

Finding peace and harmony in Havana can be something of a challenge sometimes. The concept of tranquility isn't usually the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions Cuba's capital city. People immediately tend to think of clubs with swinging music; bars full of...
Visit Cuba and join the Cuban Food Revolution

Visit Cuba and join the Cuban Food Revolution

What do you think of when someone says Cuba? Let me guess; Che Guevarra, Fidel Castro, the missile crisis, The Buena Vista Social Club, 1950s American Cadillacs, cigars and Mojitos. Maybe they don't come in that order, but I bet I wasn't too far off....
Piña colada is back and better than ever

Piña colada is back and better than ever

After a period in style purgatory due to the trend for healthy fresh drinks with alcohol involved. Apart from the coconut cream element its very easy to make. Juice of one lime, small amount of sugar, Rum , Ripe sweet pineapple and the afore mentioned...
A royally grandiose way to experience Cuba – following in the steps of the Spanish King and Queen

A royally grandiose way to experience Cuba – following in the steps of the Spanish King and Queen

Royal visitors landed in Cuba last week; making it the second time in 2019 that European royalty sets foot on the Caribbean island. King of Spain, Felipe VI and Queen of Spain, Letizia touched down in Havana last Tuesday. Coinciding with the prelude to the...
Road trip in the “Greek Alps” : Elati, Pertouli and beyond

Road trip in the “Greek Alps” : Elati, Pertouli and beyond

Autumn has arrived and it is the perfect time for an excursion to the Greek mountains. The colours are wonderful and nature is preparing for the arrival of winter. In this article we are going to make a one-day road trip to Elati, Pertouli and...
Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

Laconia (Λακωνία) is an area of Peloponnesos with many popular destinations, wonderful beaches, unique archeological sites, Byzantine churches, picturesque villages and much more. However, few know that in Laconia there are two of the most important sunken ancient cities in Greece and probably in Europe....
Graffiti in Old Havana - an invitation to discover another side to this colourful city

Graffiti in Old Havana - an invitation to discover another side to this colourful city

If you're lucky enough to visit the city of Havana, one of the first things that stands out is the architecture. In fact, Havana is a melting-pot of 17th Century Spanish colonial plazas, Classical 18th Century French columns and portals; brightly coloured 19th Century façades...
Experience Havana like Prince Charles and Camilla – their royal Cuban tour, where they went and what they did

Experience Havana like Prince Charles and Camilla – their royal Cuban tour, where they went and what they did

Touring Havana like a royal is easier than it seems, and you don't have to be blue-blooded to enjoy the city's most elegant places, chicest venues and one-of-a-kind experiences. To find out what royals like Prince Charles and Camilla got up to in Havana, read...
Havana's hippest, coolest cultural venues, bars, cafes and all-in-ones

Havana's hippest, coolest cultural venues, bars, cafes and all-in-ones

Havana's hippest and coolest bars and restaurants are also cultural hotspots in their own right. True that there's only about a handful of them (so far); but they are a must for any culturally-inclined cocktail lover who seeks a space in which not only drinks....
Vibrant Havana and its cultural highlights - from art galleries to museums and festivals

Vibrant Havana and its cultural highlights - from art galleries to museums and festivals

Long hailed as the epicentre of Cuban culture. In fact, Havana is as multi-layered, multi-dimensional; and multi-coloured a city as you can get. It certainly has amazing cultural highlights in many forms, expressed in many different ways. From eye-catching architecture to endemic rhythms, dances, festivals,...
Discover the truly enchanted town of Baracoa - Cuba's first settlement

Discover the truly enchanted town of Baracoa - Cuba's first settlement

Welcome to one of Cuba's real hidden jewels; Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa – simply Baracoa to its many friends and admirers. Here, in stark contrast to the arid south coast, lush vegetation and tropical flora envelop strange. Mythologically shaped mountains all over-looking...
Luxury holidays in Cuba, Havana and the beach with the Kempinski connection

Luxury holidays in Cuba, Havana and the beach with the Kempinski connection

European luxury first dawned in Havana with the opening of Kempinski's gleaming Havana hotel; the much acclaimed and revered Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. Now that the Swiss hotelier is soon opening a second upscale property in Cuba; this time in a privileged beach...
Best bars of Havana, my hand-picked selection of the best places to sip a cocktail and socialise in style

Best bars of Havana, my hand-picked selection of the best places to sip a cocktail and socialise in style

Cuba and specifically Havana are undergoing a renaissance in tourism which is restoring the island to the lofty position it had in the late 19th century and first decades of the 20th century when it was an intellectual, artistic and musical hub before the shutters...
On the beaten track: Havana's top five have-to-visit spots

On the beaten track: Havana's top five have-to-visit spots

From the vast Revolution Square to the now golden-domed Capitolio building; no visit to Cuba's capital is complete without a tour of the city's architectural marvels. But for a taste of Cuban spirit, its heritage bars are also among the top five places; everybody has...
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