What to do

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Habanos Cigar Festival announces upcoming 2018 dates

Last week Habanos S.A. announced the 20th annual Habanos Festival will be held from February 26th to March 2nd 2018 in Havana,...

Activities

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Head to Club Habana for some beach time

At least once per trip to Havana I get a hankering for some pool time or a little beach action. After all,... Read more

 

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The Clandestina Guide to Havana

Idania del Rió and Leire Fernández run one of the trendiest boutiques in Havana, called Clandestina. Launched shortly after the Cuban government... Read more


Attractions

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Farmacia La Reunión

Founded in 1853, La Reunion grew to become the largest pharmaceutical business in the Americas at the time.   The old pharmacy... Read more

 

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Havana’s financial centre past is in its buildings

As you explore the streets of Habana Vieja,particularly O’Reilly, Obrapria, Compostella and Lamparilla,  you frequently spot buildings or parts of buildings that... Read more


Cigars

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Habanos Cigar Festival announces upcoming 2018 dates

Last week Habanos S.A. announced the 20th annual Habanos Festival will be held from February 26th to March 2nd 2018 in Havana,... Read more

 

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Head to Havana for the world’s best cigar festival

One of life’s great pleasures is nestling oneself in a huge rattan chair on the Hotel Nacional’s terrace and lighting up one... Read more


Cultural Venues

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Loving the Ballet Nacional de Cuba

As director and leading dancer of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Alicia Alonso has been an inspiration and guide to the new generations of Cuban dancers. Read more

 

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El Lucero: A new historical resto in Habana Vieja

Now this is what you head to Havana for!  The newly restored Café El Lucero captures both the old and new Havana... Read more


Gay/LGBT Havana

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The best gay friendly places in Havana (2017)

There are no huge gay discos, pubs, saunas, or cruising nightclubs in Cuba. Neither gay magazines, newspaper, of new reports that would... Read more

 

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Cuba has gone gay-friendly – 2017

Right now homosexuality is not illegal in Cuba, but in general, the country has a poor record on gay and lesbian rights Read more


Health & Beauty

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Guerlain Of Paris Returns To Havana

Visitors to Cuba have the impression that consumer goods are not available on the island.  While this was once the case, international... Read more

 

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Cris-Cris: Havana’s only Lingerie Boutique

Recently Havana has become a dining/shopping city – quite surprising considering the condition of its buildings and economy. Perhaps it’s the exploding... Read more


Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway’s Life in Cuba at JFK Library

Along with the increased excitement about visiting Cuba, comes a renewed fascination with the life of American writer, Nobel Prize winner and... Read more

 

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Big battles, tiny soldiers

Tucked away in a tiny shop on a side street near Old Havana’s Plaza Vieja a small team of women are meticulously... Read more


History

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WALKING THE FIDEL TRAIL

I was excited to finally find myself standing at the bottom of the trail that would lead up to the actual encampment... Read more

 

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Farmacia La Reunión

Founded in 1853, La Reunion grew to become the largest pharmaceutical business in the Americas at the time.   The old pharmacy... Read more


Nightlife

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The best gay friendly places in Havana (2017)

There are no huge gay discos, pubs, saunas, or cruising nightclubs in Cuba. Neither gay magazines, newspaper, of new reports that would... Read more

 

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What’s On for January 2015!

Click on the cover to see What’s On in January!  Included is this startling account of a pivotal day in December! A... Read more


Top 10 Lists

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A.J.’s Essential Where-to-Eat in Havana List 2016

As an intrepid foodie, here is my list of favorites which are sure to please even the most discerning palate. Read more

 

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Top 5 Things To Do When Visiting Cuba

Cuba is a beautiful tropical resort that offers many things to do. Whether your goal is to find somewhere serene and relax... Read more


Tropicana

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Best of Gay Havana Nightlife

escaleras al cielo Cuba may not be a queer destination yet but it is certainly a lot more tolerant than most other... Read more

 

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Cuban Cabarets: Socialism and sensuality!

“Señoras y señores…showtime!” The lights go down… as a troupe of near-naked showgirls in silver thigh-high boots and glowing chandeliers atop their... Read more


Unique Cuban items

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Trendy shopping at Clandestina

Up to now, Havana has not exactly been a shopaholic’s dream. Sure you can head to Plaza Veija and pick up last season’s... Read more

 

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Big battles, tiny soldiers

Tucked away in a tiny shop on a side street near Old Havana’s Plaza Vieja a small team of women are meticulously... Read more


Vintage Cars

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Enjoy Cuba’s beautiful vintage cars – book in advance

You’ll enjoy knowing your travel details are all in place by booking on a Europe/U.S. -based website - www.oldcarshavana.com. Read more

 

25,000 photos, and the world’s only known derelict Mercedes Gullwing

the Degler Calendar, an automotive-themed calendar that for 2015 presents a series of glorious images from Cuba. Read more