MAD About Cuba

MAD About Cuba

I was told not to go to Cuba alone as a “girl” so I did the next best thing…took my cousin along even though she was another “girl.” It didn’t take us long to realise we were probably in one of the safest countries in the world, communist and all. Our plan was to spend(…)

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MAD Must Dos – Trinidad de Cuba

MAD Must Dos – Trinidad de Cuba

Trinidad de Cuba seems frozen in time. That was my immediate reaction on arrival. That was also my leaving thought after exploring it for one week. It’s difficult not to fall in love with such an enchanting and unique city especially after experiencing a completely different vibe in energetic Havana. Trinidad is a town in the(…)

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Ask a Local: Feature – Oxford, England

Ask a Local: Feature – Oxford, England

  Ask a Local this week takes us to beautiful Oxford, England where we meet local Jessica Buck.   Jessica is a self confessed Disney geek & keen traveller with a passion for exploring new places and meeting new people. She has lived just outside of Oxford since she was born and loves it so much(…)

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Highlights of Santiago de Cuba

Highlights of Santiago de Cuba

I really had no idea what to expect of Santiago de Cuba, afterall the next biggest city in Cuba is always overshadowed by Havana. So Santiago was going to surprise us – it could only leave a good or a bad impression right? We showed up in Santiago with no plan except a booked casa particular and(…)

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Things to do in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Things to do in Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos is on the southern coast and is unique because it is the only city in Cuba that was founded by the French. As a result it has a different feel to the other Cuban cities. From the historic centre in Pueble Nuevo out to the older 1950s style homes on the peninsular Punta Gorda, it(…)

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Photo Diary: Day Tour of Pinar del Rio Region

Photo Diary: Day Tour of Pinar del Rio Region

There are many day trips to choose from Havana, but we wanted to see the tobacco plantations Cuba is so famous for. That was our draw towards the Pinar del Rio region where most are found. Added to that, the Viñales Valley with its unique round mountains and caves, has been declared a National Monument and Cultural scenery protected(…)

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Ask a Local: Feature – Margaret River, Western Australia

Ask a Local: Feature – Margaret River, Western Australia

This week’s Ask a Local takes us down under to Australia. Rachael Morland moved to Australia with her family when she was only four years old. Her family started holidaying in the Margaret River Region soon after moving and in 2014 she ran out of excuses as to why she shouldn’t live in that amazing part(…)

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Enchanting Havana

Enchanting Havana

  We spent five days in Havana and it felt like it just wasn’t enough time. Each day drew us into wanting to explore more and more of this magical city. Cuba is known as stepping back into time therefore it is best described in photos. It’s one country you can never tire of taking(…)

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Ask A Local: Feature – Edinburgh, Scotland

Ask A Local: Feature – Edinburgh, Scotland

    Melissa Jones, is originally from the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She swapped the sunny beaches of Queensland for the cobbled streets of Edinburgh when she moved there is 2010 with her twin sister. Edinburgh feels more like home than anywhere else she has ever visited. She says it is truly beautiful in every sense of the(…)

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Casa Living in Cuba – My Favourites!

Casa Living in Cuba – My Favourites!

I was a luxury chain hotel addict who always wanted the comfort of my Hyatts, Hiltons and Marriotts (a definite side effect of being a serial business traveller in my past corporate life). Cuba changed all that. I had the option to book luxury hotels including the famous Hotel Nacional and Parque Central in Havana,(…)

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