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The Ernest Hemingway House in Cuba: Follow in His Footsteps

 

Blog posts from Daniel Stretton, Author at Locally Sourced Havana Tours.

The Ernest Hemingway House in Cuba: Follow in His Footsteps

It’s interesting how what was once popular mainstream literature can take on a classical reputation with the passage of time. This is not the case with each and every popular writer, so hopefully (pray for it) that book claiming to be about 50 shades of naughtiness will never, ever been seen in the classics section […]

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Havana City Tour: The Best Way to Get to Know This Fantastic City

Even if you’re the sort of person who would ordinarily use their car even just to visit their next door neighbour, you’re going to do a lot of walking while on holiday. There is just something stimulating and invigorating about exploring an exotic new destination on foot. This is not always the appropriate method for […]

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Getting Cash in Cuba: The Art of Managing Your Money

It’s fun to look at the various forms of “currency” in use when you travel around to different countries. In German supermarkets you will see people carrying masses of bottles to the bottle machine that can be found in the back. They feed the bottles into a tube which scans them and then prints out […]

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8 Myths About Cuba Most People Believe

There are a number of myths about Cuba that many people believe, and this is largely due to how the country is perceived by the outside world, and most of the time it’s all untrue. Some of these myths have some basis in truth, but this is only something that in fact used to be […]

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Our Picks for the 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Havana

For some visitors to the Cuban capital, their experiences begin and end with Havana’s Old Town. There is not much wrong with this, since it encapsulates the Cuban experience for many people. And it’s also great to have a rich and interesting chunk of the city that can be explored entirely on foot. But there […]

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Where to Eat the Most Delicious Local Food in Cuba

No trip to a foreign country is complete without sampling a few of the local delicacies. But this means the authentic local food, and not some semi-trashy fast food concoction with a “local” twist. So yes, a trip to Munich is most definitely complete even if you don’t try a McBratwurst. The local food in […]

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Havana Cuba in 2017

The city of Havana is a fantastic contradiction. It manages to feel like a place that is constantly on the go, and yet is still immensely laid back. It’s an Australian phrase to say “no worries,” and yet you can’t help but feel that it’s far more accurate in Cuba. There’s hustle and bustle, although […]

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30 Things You Must Know Before You Travel to Cuba

Cuba is a unique travel destination that requires some unique planning. Here are 30 things to know that will make your dream trip… well, a dream. 1. Visas Double check the visa requirements for the passport you hold. Ensure that that you allow enough time to apply for a visa as needed. 2. Exchanging Currency […]

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Local Icons: The Most Famous Buildings in Havana

There are some iconic buildings that are immediately identified with the city in which they’re located. The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House. These are the places whose images have been reproduced in countless tourism brochures, and while some people might come to the cities in question just to see these […]

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Where to Go in Havana? What to See and The Best Bars

Are you someone who generally abstains from alcohol? Perhaps you’re someone whose drinking only takes place when you’re on vacation. After all, the consumption of alcohol can be a cultural experience when you’re in a foreign country. What, the Oktoberfest only sells one litre beers? Sure, no problem… have one, or two, or seven. It’s […]

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