Category Archives for "Cuba"

How to Avoid The Viazul Bus Tourist Trail in Cuba

how to avoid the viazul bus in Cuba

Are you free spirits – travellers who prefer to venture off the standard tourist trail? We most definitely are, but we found this particularly difficult to do in Cuba where Viazul bus routes reign supreme. There’s so much to see, but few advertised opportunities for alternative travel to some less visited destinations. Cuba has some […]

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CRACKING THE CUBAN CURRENCY CODE

how to use the local Cuban currency

If you’re traveling to Cuba, you may have wondered how you can make your money go further by fully understanding the Cuban currency system? By the time we arrived in Havana at the start of our month-long journey around this unique Caribbean island nation, we had done plenty of research. One of the most intriguing […]

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Why Che Guevara Would Be Ashamed of Cuba 2017

Che Guevara mural

In the final days of December 1958 Che Guevara led his column of armed revolutionary fighters into the central Cuban town of Santa Clara, which would become the site of some of the most decisive battles of the Cuban Revolution. Following the de-railing and capture of an armored military train, the government forces quickly capitulated, […]

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Travel Cuba – What we discovered

Cuba 2017

As long term international house sitters, one of our passions is travel and a destination we have both wanted to visit for a long time is Cuba. With house sits arranged in Mexico during December last year, and March this year, it seemed like February might be the ideal time to visit. We are always […]

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