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New Year’s Eve in Cuba: What to Expect

If you’re going to be in Cuba on December 31st this year then you’re in for a treat. There isn’t a better time of year to experience Cuban culture and glean a sense of its people. But what should you expect? Will it be drastically different to how you normally celebrate NYE? Well, if you’re used to […]

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Christmas in Cuba: What to Expect

This time last year I was preparing for a very untraditional Christmas break. When I booked my flight to Cuba in July I had – naively, I’ll admit – presumed that as a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Christmas would be something quite special. How wrong I was. It seems obvious now. In fact it seemed obvious […]

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When the Bed Bugs Bite!

Imagine this: Being absolutely mauled by mosquitos from head to toe, smothering yourself in insect repellent only to repel women not mosquitos, cooling off in the sea, getting stung by a jellyfish, then being attacked by fucking bed bugs. No joke. This was how my month in Cuba ended and another in Mexico started. I felt […]

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