5 fantastic old hotels in Havana

Posted by Jeremy John on 01-09-2020 02:01:14

For nearly 150 years Havana has had some outstanding hotels, and many of these grand and captivating places are available to stay at today. From the outside they are usually an architectural statement to the world around them. And inside, they tend to be charming too. So if you’re looking for hotels with atmosphere and history, here are 5 places that have a lot to offer.

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10 Fun Facts about Cuba’s Caribbean Flamingos

Posted by Jeremy John on 26-08-2020 05:08:46

One of the many photogenic birds to be found in Cuba is the Caribbean flamingo. As water birds they live in and around lagoons and lakes, and you can spot them from a mile away with their pinkish feathers and their tendency to group together in large colonies. To celebrate this magnificent bird, here are ten fun facts: 

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Parque Morro-Cabaña: Why Havana’s eastern fortresses are well worth a visit

Posted by Jeremy John on 18-08-2020 04:04:48

Standing proud on the eastern side of Havana Bay are two magnificent fortresses: ‘El Morro’ (Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro) and ‘La Cabaña’ (Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabaña). Situated next to each other, the area is collectively known as Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña, often shortened to Parque Morro-Cabaña. The number of tourists that visit Parque Morro-Cabaña is remarkably low when one considers just how historically important these fortresses were. See below for more information. 

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5 Fun Facts about Cuba’s natural wildlife

Posted by Jeremy John on 11-08-2020 11:33:41

A few weeks ago I gave five fun facts about Cuba, focusing on the country’s size, its UNESCO World Heritage sites, its main exports and the popularity of baseball. In this article I focus on Cuba’s natural wildlife. Whilst Cuba’s stunning cities and pristine beaches are a big draw for tourists, Cuba also has outstanding areas of biodiversity scattered across the island that are well worth a visit. Here are the fun facts:

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10 fruits to eat during your visit to Cuba

Posted by Jeremy John on 31-07-2020 04:30:42

Situated in the Caribbean with a tropical climate and fertile soils, fresh fruit can be found growing throughout Cuba.Fruit will be on virtually every menu you come across, especially as fruit salad, fruit juice, a cocktail ingredient, a breakfast item or used to flavour a desert. Additionally, fruit is sometimes used on main course dishes.Here are 10 fruits to try during you visit.

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The 5 Best Ice Cream Parlours in Havana

Posted by Jeremy John on 31-07-2020 03:53:42

Ice cream has been popular in Cuba since the beginning of the 20th century, when vast blocks of ice were imported to the island to make cold drinks, cocktails and ice creams for both locals and tourists. You can pick up a scoop for just a few cents, or try more exuberant artisanal ice cream in some of Havana’s newer ‘heladerias’ (ice cream parlours). A particularly worthwhile treat on a hot day, here are five ice cream parlours not to miss.

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Hotels in Cuba ready to welcome back visitors with super safe COVID-19 measures

Posted by Jeremy John on 21-07-2020 01:52:28

Cuba has had one of the lowest levels of COVID-19 cases in the whole of Latin America, and has dedicated enormous amounts of resources into preventing the virus from spreading across the country. This has partly been to protect its own citizens, but also to make sure then country is safe for tourism, which represents a vital part of the Cuban economy. Here are seven significant changes that have been guaranteed by all the main hotel chains.

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10 Fun Facts about the world’s smallest bird: Cuba’s ‘bee hummingbird’

Posted by Jeremy John on 14-07-2020 01:33:12

Whilst Cuba’s stunning cities and pristine beaches are a big draw for tourists, Cuba also has outstanding areas of biodiversity scattered across the island that are well worth a visit. If you are lucky then you might come across the world’s smallest bird, known as a ‘bee hummingbird’ (or ‘zunzuncito’ in Spanish). Here are ten fun facts:

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5 Fun Facts about Cuba

Posted by Jeremy John on 23-06-2020 04:01:58

Cuba is a fascinating country. From its history to its nature, it has always been a place of intrigue and beauty. Visitors to the island inevitably leave with stories to tell and happy memories to share. Whilst there are thousands of fun facts one could list about Cuba, here are five to whet your appetite to learn more about this unique part of the world.

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10 Fun Facts about the Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso (and Tacón Theatre)

Posted by Jeremy John on 25-05-2020 01:55:20

The Grand Theatre of Havana Alicia Alonso - ‘Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso’ in Spanish - stands proud in heart of Havana, and is the country’s most prestigious location for opera, ballet and performing arts. Here are ten fun facts about this must-see location.

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