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Frommer’s Cuba day by day is the travel guide to bring to Cuba

Posted March 09, 2010 by publisher in Cuba Travel.
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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal

Guide author Claire Boobbyer has done a fantastic job introducing visitors to Cuba with this new pocket sized (4” x 7”) full color Cuba travel guide.

The inside cover is a thoughtfully designed triple panel fold out of Habana Vieja and Centro Habana on one side with a full map of Cuba on the reverse. Inside the back cover there is a pocket that holds a 13” x 20” fold out map with a Vedado, Centro Habana and Habana Vieja street map with index. The map’s paper appears to be waterproof and tear proof so it is durable, very handy and easy to use.

There are almost 200 pages packed with just the right information for beginners and experienced travelers. She hits all the highlights and gives reader plenty of details with regards to specialty tours, lodging, food and entertainment. For $12.99, you need to take this paperback travel guide to Cuba with you.

The list of contents of Cuba day by day is very impressive. The guide starts off with her twenty favorite moments from around Cuba so no matter where you find yourself in Cuba, Claire offers a nearby highlight.

Chapter One

Strategies for Seeing Cuba

Chapter Two

The Best Full-Day Tours
Havana in a Long Weekend
Cuba in One Week
Cuba in Two Weeks

Chapter Three

The Best Special-Interest Tours
Spanish Colonial Architecture
Cuba’s 1959 Revolution
Hemingway’s Cuba
Art Deco Architecture in Havana
A Musical Tour of Cuba

Chapter Four

The Great Outdoors
Best Beaches
Best Diving
Best Walking

Chapter Five

The Best Regional Tours (with lodging, food and entertainment recommendations)

Western Cuba
Central Cuba
Oriente

Chapter Six

The Best Cities & Towns

Havana, Vedado and Playa

Where to Stay: La Habana Vieja
Where to Stay: Centro
Where to Stay: Vedado
Where to Stay: Playa
Where to Drink & Dine: La Habana Vieja
Where to Drink & Dine: Centro & Vedado
Havana Nightlife, Arts, & Entertainment

The following cities are also covered in detail with recommendations for lodging and restaurants

Baracoa
Bayamo
Camagüey
Cienfuegos
Matanzas
Remedios
Sancti Spíritus
Santa Clara
Santiago de Cuba
Trinidad
Viñales

The Savvy Traveler

Before You Go
Getting There
Getting Around
Fast Facts
Cuba: A Brief History
Survival Spanish
Cuban Cuisine

ISBN: 978-0-470-72161-2

About the Author

Claire Boobbyer is a freelance writer, editor and photographer with a passion for Cuba. She is a Cuba travel expert who has written for or edited more than two dozen travel guides.

Currently, an exhibition (Cuban Stories) is featuring some of her Cuba photographs at Rich Mix, an East London gallery, from January 27th to February 27th 2010.

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