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A Guide to Buying Cuban Cigars in Cuba

Cuba is the mecca of cigar production. From planting and picking to rolling, cutting and packaging – it’s all done in Cuba. So going to Cuba and not buying Cuban cigars would be like visiting the moon and not taking a rock. It’s just got to be done. Even if you don’t like cigars, it’s […]

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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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12 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Travelling to Cuba

Preparing for a trip to Cuba is sort of like preparing for a trip to another planet. Relatively speaking, there is a distinct lack of up-to-date information online and pre-booking anything seems ridiculously complicated. But this is Cuba we’re talking about; a country that hasn’t played by the rules for decades. Wifi has only just […]

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Havana: The Most Photogenic City on Earth?

When was the last time you walked out into the street and felt compelled to take a picture of absolutely every single thing in sight? If you’re a travel photographer and wake up somewhere beautiful and exotic most mornings then perhaps it was as recently as yesterday. Or maybe you’re obsessed with Instagramming every waking […]

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What Do Cubans Think of Cuba?

There is a disbelieving – if a little uncomfortable – silence in the room. Maria, a 75-year old and life-long resident of Playa Giron, whose home we have been welcomed into for the night, has just finished describing in humbling detail her account of the day the US army invaded Cuba’s famed ‘Bay of Pigs’ […]

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