The Best Restaurants In: Havana, Cuba

Traditional Cuban food is simple local ingredients that are cooked fresh with a (usually) light spicing.  It is safe to say that Cuban cuisine has not made it as one of the world’s favourites, but that doesn’t mean that it is not delicious.  Despite this, there is a new food revolution starting in the capital city that is raising traditional dishes to gastronomic levels as Cuban chefs are being trained internationally and returning home to create something special. Continue reading “The Best Restaurants In: Havana, Cuba”

9 Bristol Festivals You Need To Attend

Harbour Festival – July


Bristol’s historic harbour is decked out in bunting, but no one on the waterfront escapes the gay abandon in which banners, flags and fairy lights decorate the house boats and old sailing boats that line the waterway.  Traditionally, this weekend long festival celebrates Bristol’s historic harbour which was once a major port for everything from food to slave trading (although the later is definitely no longer celebrated) as well as the city’s most famous pirate: Black Beard.   

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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”