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from Telegraph.co.uk

Jamaica as it used to be

Striking images - shortly to be auctioned - show the Caribbean island in the early years of photography.

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from Travel + Leisure

Travel to Cuba: What You Need to Know

Street scene in Havana. Photo courtesy of marcauxvisual on Instagram.

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Hotel Inglaterra - over a century of history encapsulating Cuba's oldest hotel https://cubaholidays.co.uk/blogs/posts/116693/hotel-inglaterra-over-a-century-of-history-encapsulating-cubas-oldest-hotel The grand neoclassical structure that rises in front of Havana's centric Parque Central, right at the heart of the old town, is not only a colonial gem that has stoically endured the passage of time but also a place where history and culture have blended over the year to create one of the…

from Divergent Travelers

33 Interesting Facts About Cuba

Interesting facts about Cuba. Cuba is one of the most interesting countries in the World with decades of history, turmoil, change and perseverance. The US Embargo alone is enough to pique the interest of even the most laid back traveler. We recently traveled to Cuba under the new General License relaxation and couldn’t help but accrue some interesting facts about Cuba. Click to read the full travel blog post at http://www.divergenttravelers.com/interesting-facts-about-cuba/

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from Mail Online

Classic Colombia: Viva Cartagena, the 'Heroic City' of history and culture

A woman sells fruit in Cartagena's old quarter. I visited Cartegena, Columbia during a Crystal Cruise through the Panama Canal.

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from WanderingKiwi

25 photos that will make you want to visit Cuba

With scheduled travel services to Cuba starting and the political environment improving consistently, there has never been a better time to visit Cuba. Gorgeous architecture, a fascinating history, mesmeric music, beautiful beaches and most importantly the warmth of the Cuban people make Cuba an incredible destination. Here are 25 of my photos from Cuba that will make you want to book your trip straight away! http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2016/07/cuba-photo-essay-havana-trinidad-vinales/

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Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Che Guevara, photo bombing... Havana, 1960...

from Telegraph.co.uk

World quiz: test your travel knowledge

Cuba... Paper birds festoon a street during the Santiago de Cuba carnaval, in Cuba, the largest island in the West Indies. “Cuba’s allure lies not just in beautiful vistas and beaches, or its colonial history, or even in the spectacle of its entrapment in the past,” writes Jon Bowermaster. “Its real enchantment is in its optimistic people who carry on, and even celebrate life, in the midst of what appears to many as a failed political and economic experiment.”

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