The Travel Blog …

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

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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Coffee beans in a sack in Columbia

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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Church tower and snowy mountains

German and Skiing in the Austrian Tirol

Who says learning German isn’t fun?!  We are just back from an amazing trip to the Austrian Tirol, where the Spring sunshine was strong enough to give some warmth to the mountain air without melting the excellent snow cover.  Our school is in Kitzbuehel which is picture postcard pretty, and the skiing has been second to none with regular fresh snowfalls all winter. As the school is located close to the slopes, it is easy to get out for the afternoon straight after classes.

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Make the most of Santiago de Cuba!

Top 5 must –do activities in Santiago de Cuba

We love all of Cuba, but Santiago de Cuba is probably our favourite and is where we have been operating for over 15 years! Here is our list of the top things to do in and around the city:

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New Website Launch

After months of planning, soul searching and organising, we have our new website! The planning and organising elements are clear enough, but soul searching?? Well, since the company started 18 years ago on a kitchen table in Edinburgh, the core theme of Caledonia trips had always been language learning. Hence our original name, Caledonia Languages Abroad Ltd.

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Cuban beach in Guardalavaca

Hello world!

Started working on our new website this week, a perfect opportunity to review what we have been doing for the last 18 years and to think forward for the next several years!  An open horizon and an exciting new future for Caledonia. We have been through plenty of ups and downs since 1998 when Caledonia was created -  that year 15 people travelled to Nice (France) and Granada (Spain) on summer language courses.  Little did we know that 18 years on we would be specialists in Cuba holidays, organising our own dance and music trips, co-ordinating hiking and trekking itineraries in various parts of the world and organising school trips to Europe and Latin America! Onwards and upwards....
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