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Cuba legalises small, medium private businesses

It is the latest stage of reforms begun when President Raul Castro took over from his brother, Fidel in 2008.

Raul Castro has been trying to stimulate Cuba’s stagnant economy but has faced resistance from Cuban Communist Party hardliners. 152 more words


Cuba - Succumbing to the All-Inclusive Experience

A Blissful Week of Rum, Reading and Relaxation

I consider myself a traveler. An explorer. Not a holiday maker. I get to know a place. I explore new cultures and discover what makes them special. 1,035 more words


“Una Cuba libre por fabor!”

I’m not one for the cold weather. While it might be fun to play with layers and textures in clothes, battling the wind and rain it’s no pleasant task. 703 more words


POSTCARDS FROM CUBA: the best stocked supermarket in Havana

For Valerie, who knows where to buy happy pigs and who understands the joy of having half a cow in the freezer.

Caption: the meat would be here. 505 more words

Postcards From Cuba


Cuba has a rich history from it’s early Spanish beginning to it’s famous revolution. Being in isolation for about 50 years Cuba is the most authentic country you will ever visit there is no McDonald’s or Coca Cola in sight but what you get is a country with it’s own identity brimming with natural beauty, fantastic music and friendly people. 108 more words


Cuba Day 2: Havana

We woke up early and had a lovely Cuban coffee on the balcony of the casa particular and then headed off for the days adventures. We headed to Havana Vieja or Old Havana which is a UNESCO world heritage site and it has pretty much all the main tourist sites in Havana. 483 more words


Wonder: An artist at work in Trinidad, Cuba

I snapped this photo in Trinidad, a city in central Cuba that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was late at night and the only light that flowed onto the street was from his studio. 132 more words