Cuba

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Havana: a virtual tour through food, music, films and books
Travel vicariously through the arts, culture and cuisine that give the city its beauty and rhythm

Ruaridh Nicoll

18, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Cubans bid farewell to Eusebio Leal Spengler, the saviour of Havana
Eusebio Leal Spengler was born poor but went on to mastermind the restoration of the island’s splendid capital

Ruaridh Nicoll in Havana

01, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Feet in the clouds: climbing Cuba’s highest peak
A spectacular and dangerous trek up Pico Turquino reveals a side of the island often overlooked

Ruaridh Nicoll

07, Apr, 2019 @5:59 AM

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Sagua La Grande: a sweet future for Cuba’s sugar city
Rundown but beautiful, and with a host of exotic stories to tell, the town is on the rise as new hotels open and renovation gathers pace

Lydia Bell

16, Mar, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Cuba libre: exploring the island by campervan
It’s never been easy for visitors to explore this fascinating country independently. But for the first time, state-approved vans give licence to roam Cuba’s mountains, beaches and towns

Lydia Bell

24, Nov, 2018 @11:00 AM

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10 of the best places to enjoy the dances and music of Cuba
As Havana prepares for its autumn ballet festival, we select select places to watch and dance timba, salsa, rumba and more

Claire Boobbyer

25, Oct, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Island paradises, Indian caves and Interrail: the best destinations for new solo travellers
With solo travel up by a third since 2011, we are warming to the idea of a trip away without compromise or arguments. Here are some places that guarantee a good welcome

Will Coldwell

12, Oct, 2018 @5:18 PM

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A local’s guide to Havana, Cuba: 10 top tips
Cuba’s capital is changing and a lot of the cutting-edge art and new wave restaurants are in characterful districts away from the much-visited old city

Heidi Hollinger

11, Jun, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Our man in Havana: music, mojitos and swearing in Spanish
The former Observer Magazine editor moved to Cuba to write a book – but with its crumbling elegance and sense of drama Havana presents plenty of distractions from the job at hand

Ruaridh Nicoll

08, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Commercial flights resume to areas affected by Hurricane Irma
Airlines and tour companies are resuming and rescheduling flights, as well as outlining cancellation policies for Florida, Cuba and other Caribbean destinations affected by the hurricane

Will Coldwell and Sarah Marsh

12, Sep, 2017 @3:36 PM

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Cuban entrepreneurs take a bigger slice of profits thanks to reforms
Small enterprises, such as pizzerias in Havana, are springing up all over Cuba after 2011 licensing changes and relaxed US restrictions on tourism

Liz Melchor

20, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Sweet on Cuba: riding the Hershey town train
The town of Hershey once supplied the US chocolate giant with sugar for its bars – and Easter eggs – and the railway line built for it is an original way to get around an area, east of Havana, rich in beaches and beauty

Claire Boobbyer

15, Apr, 2017 @11:30 AM

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