Cuba

An old girl with a new heart

Crumbling colonial architecture, vintage cars and soulful salsa tumbling out of tinny speakers – Cuba is a land frozen in time. Protected from modern interference by six decades of self-imposed communism, Cuba’s cities and villages have changed little since the revolution, with grandiose squares, cobbled streets and music on every corner.


Yet, behind this dilapidated facade lies a country beating with inspiration. From salsa to ballet, santeria temples to avant-garde art, Cuban creativity and experimentation have been a necessity through its years in exile. As the barriers between Cuba and its neighbours begin to come down, the time is now to visit this beguiling Caribbean island – before it changes once again.

Cuba Unwrapped

The island, the people, the culture

Countries like Cuba pose a dilemma to travel writers and guidebook editors. The idea is to cut through the hyperbole with simple language and honest descriptions. But there are a few places where the breathless superlatives all come true true and where the travel writing clichés all make sense. Cuba is one such place.

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