What comes to mind when you think of Cuba? Perhaps music and dancing in a steamy basement bar, with a fat cigar in one hand and glass of rum in the other?
The sudden and tragic death of Anthony Bourdain earlier this year has had me watching pretty much the entire back catalogue of his eponymous Netflix show, ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’.
In a previous feature, I wrote about where to visit, and for how long, in western Cuba. This time, I’ll be looking at eastern Cuba.
When it comes to Cuba and literature there are no end of options to choose from. Here are just three of my favourites.
It is now some 23 years since my first trip to Cuba and while some aspects of travel & holidays to the island have changed significantly others have barely changed at all.
The following summary isn’t meant to be 100% comprehensive and is really just a guide to what, in my opinion at least, are the more interesting new, forthcoming and planned Cuba hotels.
Although Cuba’s high season is traditionally viewed as running from the start of November to the end of April, many of those-in-the-know like to visit Cuba in May.
A guide to the key tourist destinations of the western half of Cuba and how long to spend at each one.
When deciding what to pack for Cuba, it may seem somewhat glib to say “Everything” but, as you read on, you may find such advice pretty close to the mark.
Many visitors to Cuba cite the island’s lack of commercialism as being one of its key draws although there are both Pros and Cons to ‘Uncommercial Cuba’.