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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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On Costa Rica’s ‘Beaten Path’

It doesn’t take long to figure out why Costa Rica is consistently ranked the most visited country in Central America. Twenty-six beautiful national parks lie within and countless idyllic beach and surf towns dot both its Caribbean and Pacific coasts. You can hardly go wrong wherever you go, but backpackers tend to favour the Caribbean […]

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Cuba, Mexico and Central America Itinerary

It’s happening. I finally quit my teaching job in Granada and booked a flight to the other side of the world. It’s kind of a late announcement, since the job-quitting part went down a few months ago now, and truthfully I didn’t actually quit, rather, I ran the course of my contract and subsequently chose […]

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