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Where To Stay in Cuba

Cuba can be expensive for backpackers who travel solo. For a third world country, one might think its cheap—but it’s not. It’s a tourism-fueled economy where most tourists go with hotel and flight packages and stay in well-known beaches like Varadero, Cayo Coco and Playa Ancon. Thus, even accommodations aren’t

Hemingway’s Watering Holes and Life in Cuba

While walking on a sweltering heat in Havana, I finally gave up finding La Bodeguita, a place where Papa Hemingway used to get wasted. I found a small cafe, sat there, and ordered a bottle of mineral water. When the waiter came back, I asked him where the said bar

Things to do in Trinidad

If there’s one city I’d highly recommend you to visit, aside from Havana, in Cuba, it would be Trinidad. No, I’m not talking about the many museums the city can offer but the various activities you can do here and it’s neighboring places. From the cobblestoned streets to the mountains

Trinidad – A Time Travel

Trinidad is a 500-year old Cuban city warped in time. Walking around, in narrow streets covered in cobblestones, I didn’t find it difficult to convince myself that I was living and breathing in the past. Time travel, in Trinidad, is indeed, possible. Try to wake up early–before everyone does–and walk

Life is better at the Beach

I know it’s still Spring but when people start wearing t-shirts in three consecutive days, summer is already here. Yes, it’s raining in Toronto today and the it might continue all the way to the weekend but who cares? At least no more jackets and trench coats but umbrellas. :))

You Will Never Believe What’s Inside This Cave in Trinidad

You will never believe what’s inside this cave in Trinidad. This experience is something I’ve never really planned out or expected to do during my 16-day backpacking trip in Cuba almost two weeks ago. ¬†describes it like it’s really no big deal—I suspect, the writer is a terrible dancer! I

A Day in Cienfuegos

From Havana, it takes 4.5 hours by Viazul bus to get to Cienfuegos, a city whose urban center shows its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city’s old, historical buildings which are mostly art deco and colonial French are stunningly a visual feast to the eye. There’s really not much to

35 Things to do in Havana

These are the 35 things to do in Havana, Cuba. From riding a classic car to watching the sunset at Malecon or strolling the street, Havana is vibrant and teeming with little things to discover. Colonial architecture is literally everywhere. Havana is a kaleidoscope of everything: of collapsing decay, of

Riding on the Classic Cars in Cuba

Cuba is synonymous to two things: cigars and classic cars. The former is an object used by touts to scam unsuspecting tourists while the latter is an object lusted by every excited tourist to try riding on. And I’m one of those excited tourists who made getting on these cars
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