The Insider’s Guide To Accommodation In: Havana, Cuba

Forget the large overpriced hotels, these are often run by the government and are soulless in comparison to the smaller casa particulares.  These family run places are full of Cuban love and the owners have all the best and up to date information on where to eat and what events or gigs are on nearby.  Casas are usually similar to European bed and breakfasts, but can be anything from private apartments used as holiday rentals or a room in a family house. Continue reading “The Insider’s Guide To Accommodation In: Havana, Cuba”

Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In Varadero, Cuba

Varadero has a split personality, it is where many people spend the last couple of days of their holiday as a place to wind down and relax after the frantic city life of Havana, but it is also the all inclusive destination of choice in Cuba.  If you have just arrived off the Transtur bus from Havana, the clean wide streets, with flat pavements and no one stood around hassling you to take a taxi will be a sweet relief.  Perhaps the most exciting thing you will find here is a supermarket, but just double check the price the cashier asks you for your shop. Continue reading “Everything You Need To Know: 48 Hours In Varadero, Cuba”