Category Archives: Cuba

How to Spend 3 days in Havana- Our Itinerary

Havana is a lively capital city, full of charisma and, often times, crumbling charm. Friendly, colourful, and exuberant, Havana is worth a visit on any trip to Cuba. Days in Havana can be spent riding around in a 1950’s classic American car, admiring colonial architecture, visiting museums and wandering through the many historic plazas. Nights […]

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Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña- Havana’s Mighty Fortress

As we walked around Old Havana, I couldn’t help but look across the channel and wonder- “What is that giant stone wall?” It seemed like it went on forever, spanning almost the entire hill. The stone structure that had piqued my curiosity was actually a colossal colonial fortress, the largest in the Americas. Fortaleza de […]

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Colours of Cuba- Photo Series

One of the things I loved most about Cuba was its vibrancy. It’s a bright and colourful country, a nice change from our dreary winters and beige houses here in Canada. Colours of Cuba In Havana, pops of colour breathe life into the worn, sometimes crumbling buildings. Classic cars, many with immaculate, glossy paint jobs, […]

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What to Expect on Your First Trip to Cuba: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

Cuba is a fascinating and unique country, with enough diversity to please all types of travellers. History buffs will feel as though time has stood still in Cuba’s charming colonial towns, rich with colour and culture. Nature lovers and adventure seekers will enjoy hiking among the jungle covered mountains and lush valleys. Those looking for […]

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Hiking Guanayara National Park, Cuba

During our stay in Varadero, we booked an excursion that took us to Trinidad and the Escambray Mountains, where we spent the night in the Topes de Collantes nature reserve park. The next morning, our tour took us through the jungle covered mountains and down into Guanayara National Park. Our adventure started after we climbed […]

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A Night Out at the Tropicana Havana

Our cab heads down a broad, tree lined avenue into Miramar, Havana’s most elegant district. We zip past stately villas, housing embassies and institutions, on our way to Cuba’s, maybe even the world’s, most famous nightclub- the Tropicana Havana. Turning off the main road, our taxi slowly pulls into a lush tropical forest. The fluorescent […]

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Photo of the Week: Varadero Sunset

Varadero’s white sandy beach was the perfect place to enjoy a quiet sunset, the evening breeze shaping the blue water into small, curling waves. Varadero is Cuba’s top resort community and occupies the 19 km long Peninsula de Hicacos. If you would like to experience more than just Cuba’s beaches, the resorts at Varadero offer […]

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