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Cuba is a country unlike any other.  Backpacking in Cuba certainly has its challenges, but with a little persistence, a lot of patience and a good slug of rum, you will learn to love it!  Read on to learn more about travel in Cuba!

What to do in Viñales Cuba

What to do in Viñales Cuba

Viñales was my favourite place in Cuba.  A tiny town in the middle of green fields, brown tobacco plantations and towering rock formations in the Viñales Valley, Viñales had a calmness and tranquillity I needed after Havana and Trinidad.  Not that Viñales was boring though, far from it!  There are plenty of things to do in Viñales, I’ve picked out my top recommendations for what to do in Viñales. How to Get to Viñales It is possible to arrange Viñales…

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Ten Quick Travel Tips for Cuba

Ten Quick Travel Tips for Cuba

I am always fascinated by peoples opinions of Cuba, as going to Cuba can cause mixed reactions.  Travel to Cuba is not always easy, so make sure you prepare for your trip as much as you can!  I asked Antoine from Traveling Life to share his thoughts and travel tips for Cuba to help you plan your perfect Cuba vacation. Cuba is a truly unique place. No other country gives such a strong ‘time warp’ feeling, inviting tourists to step…

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A Guide to Trinidad, Cuba – Perfect for Your Trip to Cuba

A Guide to Trinidad, Cuba – Perfect for Your Trip to Cuba

Trinidad is a beautiful town, and an extremely popular destination in Cuba.  Trinidad was probably my second favourite destination in Cuba, after Viñales.  Although it is extremely touristy it still felt small and accessible, and not overtaken by tourism.  And, although you will get approached almost constantly to eat in someone’s restaurant or drink their ‘best mojito in Trinidad’, if you say you have already eaten they tend to leave you alone.  What I really liked about Trinidad was if…

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Why Cienfuegos Should be on your Cuba Itinerary

Why Cienfuegos Should be on your Cuba Itinerary

Is Cienfuegos worth visiting?  In my opinion, hell yes!  Cienfuegos is a seriously underrated city.  Much slower paced than Havana, Cienfuegos is, in fact, a delightful break from the craziness there.  You will still be plagued with shouts of ‘Taxi?’ from the car and bicycle taxis (apparently tourists never walk anywhere) but that is a small price to pay.  There is plenty to do around the city to fill a few days of your itinerary, whether you’re backpacking Cuba on a budget or…

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Backpacking in Cuba on a Budget

Backpacking in Cuba on a Budget

Let’s not beat about the bush; Cuba is NOT a cheap destination for foreigners.  It seems that the Cuban government are very savvy about the revenue they gain from tourism, and although crime is rare & foreigners are officially very well looked after, it can be hard not to feel like a walking wallet, especially in Havana.  After spending three and a half weeks backpacking Cuba solo, I was tired of the constant battle, so I decided to put together…

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