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  • Havana: the city where time stopped short

    Havana: the city where time stopped short

    March 23rd, 2015Gilly Pickup
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    Gilly Pickup discovers the enduring allure of Cuba’s bright and breezy capital, Havana, the island’s cultural heart. Havana’s effervescence is palpable. The city is reminiscent of an old picture postcard come to life – awash with faded grandeur and crumbling ice-cream coloured buildings. Bartenders mix up mojitos in time to the hip-swaying, hypnotic sounds of salsa... Read more »

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  • Video: 20 things not to miss in Cuba

    Video: 20 things not to miss in Cuba

    November 17th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    From the faded colonial grandeur of Havana to the lush, green tobacco plantations of the countryside, Cuba is a destination that exceeds all expectations. This small island off the coast of Central America is an endlessly fascinating place, and has  plenty to keep a traveller busy. Here are 20 of our favourite things to do in... Read more »

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  • 19 places for a digital detox

    19 places for a digital detox

    November 14th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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  • One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    August 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    If you’re a keen travel photographer, amateur or professional, and you’ve not heard of Picfair you’re missing a trick. As a platform for professional photographers it’s revolutionary, allowing them to sell their pictures at a price they want. Travellers with camera can get in on the action too. Since its launch in August 2013, 5,000... Read more »

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  • Cliff diving around the world with Orlando Duque

    Cliff diving around the world with Orlando Duque

    July 8th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    It’s taken him from the deserts of Oman to the stunning Amalfi coast and the edges of Australia – Orlando Duque is a Red Bull cliff diving champion and lover of all-things travel. At the beginning of this year’s championships, we grilled him on his favourite destinations for diving. Having started out as an Olympic... Read more »

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  • The world’s most epic cycle routes

    The world’s most epic cycle routes

    April 15th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Best places to visit in July

    Best places to visit in July

    April 2nd, 2014Olivia Rawes
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    July doesn’t have to mean fighting for space on packed European beaches, dodging flocks of school children and gritting your teeth at peak prices. Winter in the southern hemisphere promises cheap flights and fantastic skiing, while elsewhere July is packed with unusual festivals, wild celebrations and some of nature’s most spectacular events, giving you a... Read more »

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  • Top live music destinations

    Top live music destinations

    March 10th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • Old cars and cigars: a Cuban road trip

    Old cars and cigars: a Cuban road trip

    January 20th, 2014Alasdair Baverstock
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    From the enchanting streets of Havana to the luscious green town of Viñales – Rough Guides writer Alasdair Baverstock finds out why road tripping is one of the best things to do in Cuba. By the time we left Havana I’d run out of cigars. I had puffed away my last Churchill the night before... Read more »

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  • Meet the people of Cuba

    Meet the people of Cuba

    July 31st, 2013Site Editor
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    With his sticking-out ears and Groucho Marx moustache, Lucio Parada Camenate makes an unlikely revolutionary hero, but as the face of Fruit Passion, his mugshot appears on juice cartons across the world, wherever Fair Trade products are marketed – much to the evident amusement of his colleagues, who tease him mercilessly for being famoso. Lucio... Read more »

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  • Land of the midnight son, Cuba

    Land of the midnight son, Cuba

    July 30th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s a sweltering Saturday night in Santiago de Cuba, and the entire barrio seems to be packed into La Casa de las Tradiciones. A mist of rum, beer and sweat fills the air of the much-loved club, while dozens of pairs of feet pound the flexing plywood floors. The wail of a trumpet rides above... Read more »

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