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Most Colorful Vacation Spot - Cuba The Pearl of the Antilles.

Monday, February 08, 2016


During the last couple of month I didn’t travel as much as I usually do due to my pregnancy and I am having a real itch for traveling, especially to warm countries. One of the countries on my ‘wish list’ which I added to my Summer travel plans is most definitely Cuba. 

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean just south of Miami in the Antilles group of islands. The country’s tropical location means you can expect mild temperatures throughout the year.

Cuban Climate


Cuba’s dry seasons lasts from November to April, in the other months, brief but heavy rain showers fall almost daily. The temperature is usually in low and high 20s throughout the year. As a rule, the temperature in the east of the island is hotter than the west.

Havana is Cuba’s capital.  I remember many gorgeous, colorful Vogue editorials shot in gorgeous Havana. All so colorful, alive and picturesque. It’s possible to lose days in the historical Habana Vieja part of town. The cathedral here has been described as ‘music set in stone’ and just a few steps away; you’ll find the Bodeguita del Medio, where Hemingway and Nat King Cole used to drink.


Cigars, Caddies & Che Gurvara


Cuba is one of the world’s most unique countries. Thumb-thick Cuban cigars, Ernest Hemingway, rum, salsa, Che Guevara in his black beret as a symbol of civil resistance and Cadillacs that sag on their suspension in the streets are just a few of the icons of this distinctive country.


Havana - The City of Columns


Havana is Cuba’s capital.  I remember many gorgeous, colorful Vogue editorials shot in gorgeous Havana. All so colorful, alive and picturesque. It’s possible to lose days in the historical Habana Vieja part of town. The cathedral here has been described as ‘music set in stone’ and just a few steps away; you’ll find the Bodeguita del Medio, where Hemingway and Nat King Cole used to drink.


The City Of Varadero


Two hours’ drive east of Havana, there’s Varadero. The first tourists arrived in this beach resort in 1870. Most of the hotels here fall into the 4 or 5-star categories. Some of the most attractive and romantic locations include candle-lit restaurants in caves and cocktail bars overlooking the sea.


What to wear when In Cuba?


For visiting the beach I recommend floral vintage swimsuit & matching bright color accessory to blend in with the colors of the city.



For the dance night on the town I would recommend wearing passion red dress and sky-high silver heels.



10 Interesting Facts About Cuba


#1 - Cuba is often called El Caiman or El Cocodrilo (Spanish for alligator), which is what the island looks like from an aerial view.

#2 - Grade school is mandatory for every child in Cuba between the ages of 6 and 15. Uniforms are universally required with different colors for each grade level.

#3 - Fidel Castro erected a statue of John Lennon from The Beatles in 2000. Castro admired Lennon and believed he was a true music revolutionary.

#4 - Cuba is the most populated country in the Caribbean, with more than 11 million residents.

#5 - Cubans don't typically write their recipes down. Instead, they are passed down from generation to generation-through stories and shared experiences.

#6 - Cuba has the highest doctor to patient ratio in the world. There are so many doctors in Cuba that doctors are often sent abroad to countries with a great need of medical professionals.

#7 - Dance is very important in Cuba, the birthplace of classic dance styles like the Bolero, Mambo and Cha-Cha.

#8 -A rare prehistoric fish called the Mangar is now only found in Cuba.

#9 - Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, which is one of the highest in the world.

#10 - The only cars that Cuban citizens can own legally are cars created and bought before 1959. After this year, the Cuban government seized all of the cars, and owns them all to this day. Most of the pre-1959 cars in the country are from the United States. 


The United States embargo against Cuba (in Cuba el bloqueo) is a commercial, economic, and financial embargo imposed on Cuba . It began on 19 October 1960 when the US placed an embargo on exports to Cuba except for food and medicine. 

The US president Obama has been working to improve relations with Cuba since December 2014, when Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the restoration of diplomatic ties between the two nations. Since then, U.S. and Cuban embassies have reopened in Havana and Washington.

Have you ever been to Cuba? 
If so, let me know what you recommend to visit.

XoXo

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