Exploring Cuba: Cool, captivating and challenging; Janice Nieder; Stark Insider

Full disclosure: Janice Nieder was only mildly excited about her first visit to Cuba. She thinks it was because most of the pictures she had seen were filled with swarms of…

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Trinidad celebrates its 506th anniversary; Jorge Ruiz Miyares; CubaSi

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These 10 Colourful Cities in The World Are Definitely Worth a Look!; Kriti Saraswat Satpathy; India.com

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Heritage, history and preservation in Havana: 500 years in five landmarks; India Stoughton; National

India Stoughton reports from the frontlines of the battle to save Havana’s historic architecture…

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AutoMatters & More: Travel back in time to ’50s Havana with “CUBA: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean”; Jan Wagner; Del Mar Times

As the author and friends gathered at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park for the San Diego premiere of “CUBA: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean,” they were entertained with live music and dancers.

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In pictures: A look at Havana at 500; BBC

As Cuba’s capital celebrates 500 years, BBC explores the history behind some of its famous buildings.

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Big celebration planned for Havana’s 500th birthday; The Star

Restoration efforts and a big party are among the ways Cuba is celebrating its historic capital city.

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Places To Visit In Cuba; Mervz; Pinoy Adventurista

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The 50 most beautiful cities in the world; Talia Lakritz

If you’re already working on your 2020 travel bucket list, here are 50 more places to add. These are the most beautiful cities on the planet.

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4 Exceptional Places to Visit in Cuba; Dave; Go Backpacking

The best places to visit in Cuba highlight the country’s history, tobacco-farming culture, colonial architecture, and beaches.

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Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean; Reuben H Fleet; Press Release Point

Parade float in the Carnaval of Santiago de Cuba. Santiago is the second largest city on the island.

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A day in Vinales reveals rustic Cuba; Gay Nagle Myers; Travel Weekly

Venturing outside Cuba’s capital to the countryside setting of the Vinales Valley in Pinar del Rio, Cuba’s westernmost province, provides a look at rural life far-removed from Havana.

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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro; Lonely Planet

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Everything you need to know about traveling legally to Cuba; Brendan Sainsbury’ Lonely Planet

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The most iconic tourist attraction in 25 countries around the world; Talla Lakritz; Business Insider

There’s something powerful about finally seeing a famous landmark or natural wonder in person instead of on a postcard (or Instagram).

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Trinidad Fosters Valley of the Sugar Mills Tourist Values; Radio Trinidad

The Valley of the Sugar Mills, located north-east of Trinidad city, was granted the condition of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1988…

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Discover Cuba’s great nightlife, rich history and chic hotels on summer trip; Mike Tubbs; The Sun

“COME and dance with me,” said the dazzling showgirl in a whirl of sequins and feathers. Welcome to the Tropicana, Cuba’s extravaganza of singing, dancing and outlandish costumes. Gyrating, barely-…

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Cienfuegos, the City Benny Moré Praised as his Favorite; Panamerican World

Cienfuegos is one of the most beautiful cities in Cuba. It was dubbed the Pearl of the South, after a song by Cuban music icon Benny Moré.

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Sailing in Cuba: The joys of exploring the island by yacht; Yachting World

Cuba isn’t just another Caribbean island – it’s a completely different world where money can’t buy everything, says Rachael Sprot…

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Cienfuegos celebrates her 200th birthday; Claire Boobbyer; The Holiday Place

Cienfuegos, brimming with pastel columns, fancy buildings, and founded by the French, celebrates her 200th birthday this year. This southern Cuban city, set in the embrace of a vast bay on the Caribbean coast, plans a programme of events from next month. And, for the first time, local artists will stage performance and installations for Havana’s famous art fair, the Bienal, during April and May.

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