As the birthplace of salsa, it is no surprise that cuban beats pulsate from most bars in Habana Vieja late into the night, attracting phenomenal dancers who will leave you spellbound as you watch them in wonder whilst sipping on your mojito or cuba libre. Some bars cater more to those who want to just drink and listen, but the music will remain fairly similar.
International acts (albeit often with Cuban or latin american heritage) are more likely to be found in Vedado. Jazz musicians, in particular, attract big crowds and locals will pay several months salary to see the very best play here. Continue reading “An Epic Guide To The Ultimate Night Out In: Havana, Cuba”
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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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”