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Welcome to our blog on all things Havana. This is a great forum to learn about what is happening in Havana. Up to date events, new restaurant openings, the latest in tours… it all here in our Lively Havana blog! As always, we welcome your comments and feedback!

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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The Peace and Beauty of Havana’s Colon Cemetery

Is it unusual that graveyards and cemeteries can be immensely popular tourist attractions? And yet this is exactly what has happened to many such places around the world. The mammoth Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris can quite literally be clogged by visitors in the summer months, all diligently studying maps that will lead them to […]

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6 Sensational (Kind of) Hidden Sights in Havana

You should really be wary of any article that purports to tell you about the hidden places in a certain destination. Hey, so who wants to know about 6 hidden sights in Havana? In many instances, the so-called hidden places that are written about are… well, not all that hidden. You might go to these […]

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A Town Unspoiled by Tourism: Welcome to Matanzas Cuba

If you’re a seasoned tourist, you will know that there is one thing that can easily damage the experience of being a tourist. Can you guess what it is? Yes, that’s correct… it’s other tourists. Most alluring photos of stunning tourist attractions are taken with selective angles at opportunistic times that manage to crop out […]

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The Easy Guide to Booking a Casa Particular in Cuba

Booking your accommodation for a holiday can almost bring on an anxiety attack. How big are the rooms? How old are the photos of the hotel? What is the difference between a Junior Presidential Suite and a Junior Prime Ministerial Suite? Shouldn’t we just stay home and drink wine instead of going on holiday? The […]

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5 Secret Places in Havana Which You’ve May Never Heard Of

You probably know of some amazing hidden spaces in your own town or city. Places that only a handful of other people know about. Places that would stay out of the guidebooks about your home. OK, so not every town or city has a guidebook, and sometimes this is for the best (which you will […]

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