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...
Old Havana's best five-star hotels in the historic centre of New Cuba's capital city

Old Havana's best five-star hotels in the historic centre of New Cuba's capital city

Cuba is rapidly opening up to Western tourism, and the island's capital Havana is home to some of the Caribbean's most elegant hotels; which provide top-end luxury tourism. In fact, tourists in Old Havana now have the option of combining five-star comfort with centuries of...
The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens

The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens

They say that the history of a city is written in its buildings. The buildings are the witnesses of the events that took place in the history of a city. There are buildings in our city that we pass every day, stood there forever and...
The 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in Cuba

The 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in Cuba

Cuba Private Travel knows the Cuban Coastline like the back of our hands. It’s the advantage of being Havana Based. Here we choose the top 5 ways to experience the best beaches in Cuba from the mythic Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo to an isolated...
How to Travel legally to Cuba as an American

How to Travel legally to Cuba as an American

Cuba is perceived by many Americans as forbidden fruit. Due to the tense history of relations between Cuba and the US since 1960. However, it still legal to travel to Cuba, and visit not only Havana and its cobblestones and colorful colonial buildings. You can...
Adventure Holidays in Cuba — Rock Climbing in Viñales

Adventure Holidays in Cuba — Rock Climbing in Viñales

uba is an esthetically fascinating island where tourists have numerous options. You can choose to be pampered in luxury 5 star opulence whilst staying at brand new state-of-the-art hotels, strategically situated next to beaches that resemble the sort that are wistfully gazed at on screensavers...
E-bike Tour of Havana City

E-bike Tour of Havana City

E-biking is a beautiful way to see a LOT of Havana in a short time. The lithium batteries give you extra power, but you are still using your energy at a predetermined level. Great for hills and in warm weather. Ride through the city from...
Women and people of color empowerment in Cuba itinerary

Women and people of color empowerment in Cuba itinerary

Havana, 5 nights Any Cuban journey must start in Havana. In fact, her faded beauty is legendary; this is hands down the most winsome city in the Caribbean and one of the top five scrumptious Latin American honies. Certainly, the city’s and the island’s history...
Jewish History and Jewish presence in Havana

Jewish History and Jewish presence in Havana

The first jew arrived in Cuba with Christopher Colombus; he was Luis de Torres, a translator. Jews have been a part of Cuban history from the very beginning. In the 1950s, around 20,000 Jews were living in Havana, in the area of Belén and Acosta...
20 Best Eats in Melbourne, Australia

20 Best Eats in Melbourne, Australia

This post was originally published at notatourist.net We all know one of Melbourne, Australia’s many draw cards is the huge selection of bars, restaurants, accessible fresh food, and coffee to choose from on any given day or night. With new eateries popping up left right...
Is Post-COVID Tourism Going to Recover?

Is Post-COVID Tourism Going to Recover?

The world economy has been affected so hard that powerful countries like France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, the top most visited places in the world, are struggling to maintain their level as high as possible. But this virus has affected the most pleasant and...
Havana and Varadero, the yin and yang of the Cuban travel industry

Havana and Varadero, the yin and yang of the Cuban travel industry

There's little doubt that Havana and Varadero are two of the most popular holiday destinations in Cuba. With one slightly beating the other in terms of volume of visitors by a very narrow margin. While Havana is the nation's beating heart, cultural epicentre and vibrant...
Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories

Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories

Outdoor sculpture has been everywhere in cities since antiquity. Sculptures have been made and adorned public spaces, buildings and private houses. Their purpose is to remind us of important historical events or people, but they are also used for religious and decorative purposes. Some of...
Dominican Republic is Ideal for Individual Tourists

Dominican Republic is Ideal for Individual Tourists

Why Traveling in the Dominican Republic is Ideal for Individual Tourists? Most people have a very vague imagination when the topic ‘Dominican Republic’ arises for the next vacation planning. It must be somewhere in the Caribbean where all the palm trees and mile-long beaches are...
How to Celebrate Birthday in the Best Ways

How to Celebrate Birthday in the Best Ways

Firstly, today is October. And guess what? It is my birth month! 5 days to wait before my birthday! whoooo. Sounds like a celebration, right? However, the big question here is, how am I going to celebrate my birthday this year? I am making this...
Have you heard of Hue | VIETNAM | ?

Have you heard of Hue | VIETNAM | ?

Hue at glance One of the highlighted places to visit when traveling in Vietnam is definitely Hue. The nightlife isn’t as vibrant as Saigon, the culture is not prolong as Hanoi, Hue have no ancient walking streets like Hoi An, etc. but Hue is an...
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