The Travel Blog …

Information for travellers to Cuba and our other destinations.  Tips, advice, travel stories and our musings…

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When is the best time to go to Cuba?

There are several factors to take into consideration when considering when to go to Cuba, including flight costs, weather conditions and special events and festivals. The following is intended to guide you with some useful information about when is the best time to go to Cuba.

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Four stunning white villages in Andalucia not to be missed

Far from the crowded beaches of the Costa del Sol, the picturesque white washed villages clinging to the Andalucian hillside seem a world away and will instantly have you under their spell. These off the beaten track “pueblos blancos” are brimming with charm and local colour, so we wanted to share some of our favourites.

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Fast & Furious with Chanel – celebrity culture comes to Havana

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Fast and Furious with Chanel supermodels dressed to kill in Havana, hot on the heels of other international superstars, making Cuba the most fashionable backdrop of the year

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Havana in March this year is in a whirl, with the first US presidential visit in 88 years, the Rolling Stones free concert and the Bay Rays baseball match all in one week!

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December in Havana

December in Cuba, forget Rudolph and think movies and jazz. You might imagine a Cuban Christmas to be non-stop merriment and mojitos, yet the festive season here is a relatively recent phenomenon. From 1959-1997 it didn’t officially exist: the island’s Revolution was atheist.

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MANANA festival in Cuba

We are delighted to have been appointed as the official travel partner for the forthcoming MANANA 2016 festival in Santiago de Cuba, on 4/5/6 May 2016

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Our Woman in Havana

Our Woman in Havana, Sue Herrod, will be contributing a monthly blog for Caledonia providing a unique insight and personal commentary on life in Cuba.

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Colombia’s Coffee Region

After visiting Colombia’s coffee cultural landscape, Rachael posts some of the highlights of her trip.

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Top 5 things to do in Madrid

After a recent visit to our popular language school, Rachael posts with her top 5 things to do in Madrid and places to visit whilst exploring the city.

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