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Helpful Hints Archives - Locally Sourced Havana Tours

 

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Top Tips on How to Book a Casa Particular in Cuba

In 1997 the communist government in Cuba began to allow private residents to rent spare rooms in their homes to tourists and visitors from abroad. This was a major shift in policy. Since all hotels, motels and campsites up until that point had been owned by the regime in Havana, this was one of the […]

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Discover Havana Like an Expert With These 5 Little-Known Secrets

The Cuban capital has much to offer the visitor. There is Old Havana (La Habana Vieja) and its fortifications, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site that includes the mighty Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, La Cabana fort, and the Grand Theatre. Then there are the old haunts of Cuba’s most famous sons: […]

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Cuba After Irma: The Island’s Quick Comeback and What You Need to Know

There can sometimes be a price to pay for living in paradise. This idea becomes obvious when you’re thinking about booking a holiday somewhere in the Caribbean. Most companies that provide flights and/or holiday packages for the region will point out that there is in fact a hurricane season, when it’s not entirely out of […]

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Cuba’s Captivating Capital: The 6 Best Things to See in Havana

The idea of Cuba being a county that was inaccessible, that was closed off to the world at large was always a misconception. Arguably it was minimally problematic for Americans to visit with ease, and yet this has been significantly relaxed in recent years. Cuba, and Havana, its luminous capital city, has always been an […]

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Havana with Kids: The 5 Coolest Things Your Kids Will Love

When you were a kid, were there any places you really wished your parents took you on holiday? There would be some likely candidates, like an international theme park, or a tropical island, places you thought of longingly when you were crammed into the back of the car with your siblings, en route to spend […]

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5 Tips for a Heavenly Honeymoon in Havana

The days leading up to your wedding are going to (unsurprisingly) be a flurry of activity, stress, and excitement. You will probably begin to understand why some couples just think, the heck with it all, and decide to elope. But it’s probably a little too late for that now. Soon the most exciting day of […]

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Old Car Tours Havana: What You Need to Know About Riding in One of These Beauties

Much like sun-drenched beaches, the face of Che Guevara (even though he was from Argentina), and smiling elderly people sucking on a cigar the size of a baby’s arm, the vintage American car has become an iconic symbol of Cuba. You might think that a visit to Havana would not be complete without getting into […]

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9 Best Spots for Photography in Cuba, Havana

How many holiday photos do you tend to take? Digital photography has made it so much easier, hasn’t it? The gratification can be immediate, and this is vastly different to the dark old days (which OK, weren’t all that long ago) when you needed to wait to have the film developed before you knew what […]

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10 Fantastic, Fun, and Free Things To Do in Havana

When planning a trip, you might end up reading a few different articles and blogs with titles along the lines of “How to Save Money on Holiday.” Some of them are filled with useful little nuggets of information, and some of them might contain… uh… gems such as “make sure to compare the prices of […]

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Walking in Havana: Wonderful Trails You Shouldn’t Miss

How many times have you read a travel blog that contains a line such as “About the best way to see (insert name of city here) is on foot”? Sometimes this idea is stretched too much, although the only things that will truly feel stretched if you follow this advice are the muscles in your […]

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