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Cuba, part IX: Trinidad—colonial houses, cobblestone streets and beautiful Caribbean

I think after Havana, Trinidad in central Cuba was the second most likable place we visited. It’s a relatively small town, but nice and historic, and despite extremely annoying people rather peaceful. And the tininess of the town can be … Continue reading

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Cuba, part VIII: I will never eat rice again. Nor beans

It’s like in prison—you eat what you’re given, or you starve. Food-wise, Cuba is indeed a prison. While you have about three choices when it comes to main food, the garnish is always the same: moros y cristianos—Moors and Christians. … Continue reading

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Cuba, part VI: How on earth do these things even move?

I think it’s safe to say that Cuba is extremely famous for two things: cigars and… cars. And it’s not because the Cuban car industry has ever produced something magnificent—partly because there’s no such thing as Cuban car industry—but because … Continue reading

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Cuba, part V: The best tobacco… in the world

The legend is that US President John F Kennedy told his adviser to order one thousand Cuban Upmann cigars just one day before signing the Cuban embargo into a law. Hypocritical? Perhaps. But if that legend is true, it shows … Continue reading

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