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Yacht crusing rules and information for boating in Cuba

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Lucy Chabot Reed | MegaYachtNews.com Cuba is all about regulations, and as long as a visiting megayacht knows and understands that, the Caribbean island nation can be a rewarding place to visit. So was the message from Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich, commodore of the yacht club at Marina Hemingway in Cuba.… Read More

Direct flights from JFK New York to Havana Cuba begin

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WABC Eyewitness News Traveling to Havana, Cuba just got easier. Non-stop flights between New York’s JFK and Havana, Cuba began taking off. But as Eyewitness News reporter Phil Lipof reports, the flights aren’t open to everyone. Terminal Four at JFK. It looks like any other day. But if you… Read More

Two million plus tourists visit Cuba in 2006

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DTCuba.com Cuba’s tourist industry reached the two-million-tourist mark for the third year in a row, as a result of foreign vacationers’ interest in the cultural, historical and natural attractions of the Caribbean Island. According to statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, Canada is the… Read More

A short video trip through Havana Cuba

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A video trip around Havana As found on Google video search Dirk Paessler 7 min 49 sec - Jul 3, 2006 DirkPaessler.com ———————————————- Havana Journal Advertisements————————————————… Read More

Golf in Cuba? Sure, Varadero Golf Club

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TheGlobeAndMail.com and VaraderoGolfClub.com (on a lighter note) CUBA Varadero Golf Club: 53 (45) 668-482; http://varaderogolfclub.com. Green fee: $91. Varadero Golf Club, designed by Canadian Les Furber and built on the site of the abandoned DuPont estate at Varadero Beach, is the… Read More

Cuba - Perception vs. Reality captured

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by Michael Lipton | Charleston Daily Mail Whether it’s visions of the fancy, high-rolling casinos of the 1950s; bearded, cigar-smoking revolutionaries; or simply the seductive appeal of a place that has essentially been off-limits to U.S. citizens for a half-century, Cuba has always had a strong… Read More

Travel Industry Committee on Cuba seeks changes to US travel Embargo

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Doreen Hemlock | South Florida Sun-Sentinel U.S. law blocks most travel to communist-led Cuba, but the Caribbean nation is represented at an international travel show in Orlando. A U.S.-based group known as the Travel Industry Committee on Cuba is promoting travel and business links with the neighboring… Read More

The Soul of Cuban music - Santiago de Cuba

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By Vanessa Arrington | The Associated Press Havana may hold Cuba’s political power but Santiago de Cuba has a grip on the island’s soul. Although it lost its role as the island’s capital early in the 17th century, much that defines Cuba springs from this southeastern coastal city: Caribbean… Read More

A family trip from Canada to Varadero to Havana

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Vancouver Sun | Barb Wood, Special to The Sun Cuba was to me an unexplored land of many unknowns. A land rapidly changing and constantly challenged. A big question for me and one to answer, so off we went, my patient husband, Don, my well-travelled son Roger and I, the curious artist who can’t… Read More

Getting to, staying, eating and shopping in Cuba

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Telegraph.co.uk | Peter Robinson It’s always been easy to walk on the wild side in Havana. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the city brought pirates, slavers and sugar barons in search of trade, treasure and tobacco. In the 20th century, the city has played host to notables from Bugsy Siegal… Read More

An individual journey around Cuba

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Irene Cox I’m delighted we had the opportunity to spend time in the Cuban countryside. What a contrast to city life in Havana. Talk about a time warp! Mass transportation in the rural provinces is standing in the back of an open-air-truck. Buses are few and far between. More Cubans seem to rely… Read More

Cuba’s Revolutionary tourists come for working vacations

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Reuters | By Esteban Israel They do not come to Cuba for the beaches and tropical mystique that draw more than 2 million other visitors each year. Instead they come to spend their vacations working in the countryside under a blazing sun, eating rice and beans and sharing a room without air-conditioning… Read More

From Havana to Playa Giron to colonial Trinidad Cuba

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ILENE COX | Redlands Daily Facts We left Havana in the early morning for our drive to the colonial city of Trinidad, on the southern coast of Cuba, with a stop in Playa Giron to visit the Bay of Pigs Museum. If you’re in your 50s or 60s, you probably remember the Bay of Pigs invasion. In April… Read More

Camping in Cuba

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Periodico26.cu President Fidel Castro said that camping facilities in Cuba do not have a profit motive but are instead geared for the population’s educational and recreational benefit. The Cuban leader addressed a celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Popular Camping Program, attended by… Read More

OFAC continues to make travel to Cuba difficult

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BY OSCAR CORRAL | Miami Herald In the midst of a widespread federal crackdown on illegal travel to Cuba, the U.S. Treasury Department met Friday in Miami with agencies that specialize in travel to Cuba to go over the rules they must follow to keep their licenses. Since January, Treasury’s Office… Read More

Cuba expects two and a half million tourists in 2006

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VNA Cuba is expected to welcome about 2.5 million foreign tourists in 2006, an increase of 7.7 percent compared with the previous year, according to a report of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism released on April 25. More than 740,000 foreign visitors came to Cuba in the first quarter of 2006, Deputy Minister… Read More

The architectural preservation and future of design in Havana Cuba

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By Kester Rattenbury | Europaconcorsi.com Anywhere else in the western world, the glamorous modernist buildings of Vedado would have been snapped up by Urban Splash or its equivalent, and would by now be the haunt of rich lawyers. Anywhere else, the 1940s shopping street of Galliano would be an emerging… Read More

Havana Jazz Festival and music trip to Cuba by PlazaCuba

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Email recieved from PlazaCuba We are writing with information about our upcoming programs. The Summer Music and Dance Programs are filling up fast, but we still have about 10 spaces left with accommodations in the hotel. The deadline to register is May 8, but we may extend it for one week if we do not… Read More

The state of Cuban tourism with statistics

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http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com | by LUZ MARINA FORNIELES SANCHEZ Today, tourism is one of the most dynamic economic activities around the planet which has contributed to a steady development in this area in a number of countries despite the unfavourable consequences of terrorist attacks on… Read More

What’s it like to travel in Cuba?

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By Benjamin Porter | http://www.citizen-times.com The taxi driver turned and gave me a quick glance. Then he turned back to my Cuban friend, shook his head, saying no, he would not give us a ride because I was a foreigner. And thus began my introduction to the uniquely surreal ways of traveling… Read More

UNC students enjoy ten week program in Vedado Cuba

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http://www.chapelhillnews.com | By JEREMY BORDEN, CORRESPONDENT For many, the place exists only in Hollywood movies: old Chevys and charming shops, screeching trumpets and tropical breezes. For the few Americans who get to go there, Havana, Cuba, can be an enchanting place with a warm and gracious… Read More

How to travel to Cuba - Legally by license or humanitarian mission

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By Peter Alexander | Frommers.com Thanks to the extremely narrow restrictions placed on travel to Cuba by the current American administration, it is nearly impossible for the ordinary American to visit that country legally. There are circumstances under which you can travel there, and the humanitarian… Read More

An individual journey in and around Cuba

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Canada.com Over the past 10 years I’ve crossed Cuba many times—by train, bus, motorcycle and ‘57 Chevy, transported on the backs of produce wagons and horse-drawn carts, standing in peso trucks shoulder-to-shoulder with locals, and squeezed atop water carriers. Along the central motorway,… Read More

Spring Break - Varadero

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TheStar.com | MARGO VARADI Like many other young people on their first vacation without parents, John, 18, has two goals in mind when he heads to Varadero, Cuba, for March break: “I expect to get really drunk, so drunk I don’t remember what I did the night before,” says the teen, smoking… Read More

Hotel Nacional de Cuba rated best in world by elmundoviajes.com

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DTCuba.com The Hotel Nacional de Cuba, the flag establishment in the Island’s tourist sector, was chosen the best in the world among 194 candidates. A survey carried out by elmundoviajes.com showed that the Cuban facility displaced the Hotel La Mamounia (Morocco) to the second place and… Read More

Iberostar opens fifth hotel in Cuba

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Dominican Today The Spanish group Iberostar Hotels and Resorts opened its fifth hotel in Cuba in the colonial city of Trinidad, 335 kilometers south east of Havana. Located in the historic heat of the third village founded in Cuba, the Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad is the second five-star establishment… Read More

A ten minute video montage of college kids in Cuba on vacation

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I’m guessing these are American or Canadian college kids having fun in Havana. I like how it starts out at Havana University, actually La Universidad de la Habana. When can we all go and have fun in Cuba???   Read More

A 24 second coco taxi ride through La Habana Vieja Cuba

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Another short and sweet videoblog from Google video. I love these short little, home grown clips. Unedited and unprofessional, just like video I would take. I think this videoblogging thing is really going to take off!   Read More

Video of the malecon in Havana Cuba

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We just found this at Google video and they are allowing webmasters to post these videoblogs on websites. So, enjoy. If this goes well, I will search for more videos of Cuba.       Read More

A trip around Havana Cuba

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By Carlene Ellwood | The Sunday Telegraph JUST off the Plaza de la Revolucion, a large billboard of a smiling Fidel Castro in olive green fatigues proclaims: “Vamos bien” or “We’re going OK”. The grey, Soviet-era plaza is a wasteland, deserted apart from a few package tourists… Read More

Canadian yacht sinks off Cuba, boaters held

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Mary Vallis | National Post Stranded on the ocean on a life raft in the middle of a stormy night, wearing only a T-shirt and swimsuit after watching the US$2.5-million luxury yacht he captained sink, Rob Aitchison thought he had reached his lowest ebb. He had even lost his shoes. He was wrong. The… Read More

Is there “paradise” in Cuba?

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theeyeopener.com | Kenneth Wenger The table for six at El Polinesio roared with chatter and commentary, summarizing the past two weeks of vacation. El Polinesio, a Polynesian-style restaurant, resides in the five-star hotel Tryp Habana Libre, formerly Habana Hilton before the 1959 revolution. I sat and… Read More

Traveling from Africa to Cuba

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iAfrica.com Situated in the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba is an attractive alternative to the usual Caribbean fare and Flight Centre has a great package for those wishing to visit this island paradise. Cuba’s most famous export is, of course, cigars and even non-smokers will be fascinated by… Read More

Cuba tourism increases 13% in 2005

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Prensa Latina Despite natural disasters, the tourism industry has had a stable growth worldwide, with Cuba among the main destinations in the Caribbean, according to international experts and reports. The World Tourism Organization┤s latest “Barometer of World Tourism” revealed the sector… Read More

South Florida Cuba travel agency La Estrella de Cuba closed by US Treasury

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NBC6.net A South Florida travel agency has become the target of a U.S. crackdown on illegal travel to Cuba. The U.S. treasury department has closed down and suspended the license of La Estrella de Cuba, which is one of the biggest Cuba travel agencies in the country, NBC 6 reported. The Bush administration… Read More

Hersey sugar mill - Bittersweet death of a small town in Cuba

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JULIA STEINECKE | Toronto Star HERSHEY, CUBAó“Why are you taking pictures?” a local woman asks me in Spanish. “There’s no history here.” Five minutes later, a young man walks up and says: “Cuba is a museum.” Such are the ironies of this small town near… Read More

Travel around Habana Vieja

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By Rosemary McClure, LA Times Staff Writer FATHER John Bakas walked the crowded cobblestone streets of Old Havana, dined on spicy red beans and rice at an outdoor cafe and led vesper services at a 2-year-old Greek Orthodox Church near Havana Bay. Several members of his congregation, St. Sophia Greek… Read More

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