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10 of the Best Paladares in HavanaUntil recently, running a restaurant in Havana wasn’t just a business decision – it was almost an act of sedition. Since the 1960s, the primary venue for dinners out were state-run restaurants which weren’t exactly at the cutting-edge of culinary innovation. So, restaurants started opening up in family homes, behind closed doors – and for those who knew where to look, these so-called paladares in Havana were the place to find some of the city’s best food.

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Where to Dance Salsa in HavanaOne of the world’s most vibrant salsa-dancing destinations, Havana is the perfect place to party the night away. Here’s our guide to dancing salsa in Havana – if you’re lucky you may even be shown a few moves by the locals…

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Beyond Havana: Exploring the Viñales Valley

by ClaireBullen August 2014 - last edited October by Moderator

Beyond Havana: Exploring Vinales Valley

Over a hundred miles from Havana, on the Western edge of the Cuban mainland, lies one of the most beguiling places in the Caribbean. Follow our guide to uncovering the rich heritage and wondrous beauty of the Viñales Valley.

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An Aficionado's Guide to Cigars in Havana

by Chantelle July 2014 - last edited 4 weeks ago by Moderator

An Aficionado's Guide to Cigars in Havana

Although other places have tried to rival the high standards of Cuban cigar making, they somehow fall short, making the city of Havana a pilgrimage site for any cigar aficionado. Here are some great tips on where to seek out the best cigars in Havana, and the places and people that can impart expert knowledge along the way.

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the most beautiful nudist beaches in the Caribbean

If you’re planning to go au natural there’s no better time to do so than on a trip to the Caribbean’s striking coastlines. Whether you’re a nudie newbie or have never quite grown out of taking your kit off at any opportune moment, finding a great nudist beach whilst on holiday in the tropics is simpler than you might think. Here are a few of the most beautiful nudist beaches in the Caribbean to inspire your next trip.

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Where to Eat Street Food in Havana

by ElizabethGourd February 2014 - last edited October by Moderator

Havana Street FoodIt’s fair to say that that Havana is not famous for its haute cuisine. In the land of bountiful cheap rum and navy strength mojitos, gastronomy has been somewhat limited by food rationing. Yet what Havana lacks in culinary refinement, it more than makes up for with a robust culture of street food that speaks to the history of the nation.

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