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Havanamazing: The house of perfumes

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on November 19, 2018

Havanamazing: The house of perfumes

Today we want to lead you through the world of smells and give you a ride to Fragancias 1791 or as we Cuban know it “The House of Perfumes”. The place was built in 2000 in the same street that in older time the hawkers sold their famous eau de cologne. The perfumery in its museum function has …

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Havanamazing: The love story behind The Giraldilla.

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on November 7, 2018

Havanamazing: The love story behind The Giraldilla.

There´s nothing more attractive than a love story that was so amazing that have been immortalized through the years and became part of the architecture of a whole country. On today´s blog, I tell you about the history of La Giraldilla, one of the most representative symbols of Havana, a statue …

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How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cuba?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on October 22, 2018

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cuba?

  On December 31, Cuba welcomes everyone to celebrate New Year´s Eve and the triumph of the Cuban Revolution so you´d probably hear the National Anthem once the clock reaches midnight. If you are coming to the island and you, don´t certainly know what to do here´re some guidance tips you may find …

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Havanamazing: Dogs with ID!?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on October 18, 2018

Havanamazing: Dogs with ID!?

Why people all over the world come to visit Havana? Wooden paving stones, houses centuries old, living statues scarring people walking by, and lately dogs with ID. Yes, that´s right, dogs with ID. The fact Cuba doesn´t have an Animal Protection Law hasn´t stopped the Office of the City …

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WHAT CUBAN PHRASES I SHOULD KNOW BEFORE VISITING? Part 2

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on August 29, 2018

WHAT CUBAN PHRASES I SHOULD KNOW BEFORE VISITING? Part 2

I guess you´ve been waiting for more of “Asere que bola” and here in Knowing Cuba we love to satisfy customers. Last time we learned that not having the oven for pastries actually meant we are not in the mood but we are so in the mood to this, so here we go, ten new phrases to help you …

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What to do in Cuba in June?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on May 24, 2018

What to do in Cuba in June?

Welcome once again to our must-do list of happenings every month. June is Cuba’s most musical month of the year, so if you´re visiting us in the next 30 days, you may want to assist the clubs and events around the capital. The temperatures start arising so you´d better pack some shirts and shorts, …

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What to do in Cuba in May?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on April 26, 2018

What to do in Cuba in May?

Like usual, our team handpicks the must-do list of happenings every month. May is Cuba’s rainiest month of the year, and if you’re planning to visit at this time, we encourage you to partake in the local tradition of bathing in the first downpour of May to cast away the bad luck and bring in good …

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What to do in Cuba in April?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on March 29, 2018

What to do in Cuba in April?

Every month our team handpicks the best Cuban events and happenings for you. As temperatures finally start to rise, April is finally the time to go to the beach, start exploring nature and spend more time outdoors. Here’s our April must do´s:   Traditional Music from the 50s Show  Nights …

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Is Cuba a family-friendly destination?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on February 8, 2018

Is Cuba a family-friendly destination?

Travelling with children can be challenging, so we understand you might be concerned about what activities will keep your kids entertained in Cuba. The good news is Cuba is a great destination for families. It’s extremely safe, and there are enough once-in-a-lifetime family experiences that will …

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What Cuban phrases I should know before visiting?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on February 8, 2018

What Cuban phrases I should know before visiting?

Even Spanish speakers have a hard time understanding “Cuban.” That’s because we have a talent for making up idioms that reflect our sense of humor. If you’re traveling to Cuba soon, pay attention to this list of words so you don’t feel lost: 1. When you’re having a conversation, or in a math …

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What are the best places in Havana to spend New Year´s Eve?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on December 29, 2017

What are the best places in Havana to spend New Year´s Eve?

Gosh, is amazing the way time flies, one second we´re making plans for a whole year and the other one we are celebrating Christmas and New Year´s Eve. Ops, perhaps you´re visiting us next holidays and you´re probably wondering what should you do on this amazing night waiting for a better year …

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What are the top 10 things to do in Cuba?

Alejandro SanfielBy Alejandro Sanfiel, Cuban Travel Specialist, on October 25, 2017

What are the top 10 things to do in Cuba?

If you´re thinking of visiting our Cuba and you heard a lot about our charms, but don’t know where to start, here is a list of the top 10 most amazing things to do. We promise you’ll thank us later:  1-    Beach Day: You´ll probably fall in love with our island if you visit one of our …

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What holidays are celebrated in Cuba?

Jessica GarciaBy Jessica Garcia, Cuban Travel Specialist, on July 6, 2017

What holidays are celebrated in Cuba?

Cubans know how to celebrate, and there’s no party without music, dance, rum, and lots of food. Here are some of our holiday traditions not to miss:    Christmas Eve Christmas is all about family and close friends, but dinner is the most important part of the night, and there’s no Christmas …

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Where can I experience the Cuba’s underground art scene?

Jessica GarciaBy Jessica Garcia, Cuban Travel Specialist, on July 3, 2017

Where can I experience the Cuba’s underground art scene?

You’ll find traditional dance and live music clubs all over Havana, but if the underground scene is more of your thing, we suggest that you check out the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, known as FAC. It's become the place where Habaneros seeking to escape the mainstream gather for alternative …

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Which are Havana’s best art galleries?

Jessica GarciaBy Jessica Garcia, Cuban Travel Specialist, on June 16, 2017

Which are Havana’s best art galleries?

When it comes to art, we Cubans are artists by nature! Our Spanish and African heritage made us reflective and appreciative of the arts in its many formats. From traditional institutions to private art galleries, you can get lost in works that show our perceptions and responses to the world …

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What are the best breweries in Havana?

Alberto GonzalezBy Alberto Gonzalez, Cuban Travel Specialist, on April 28, 2017

What are the best breweries in Havana?

Rum is Cuban’s favorite drink, but we also love a cold beer, especially on hot days at the beach or sitting on the Malecon. Besides trying our local beers Cristal and Bucanero, there are two breweries in Havana that are an obligatory stop for both beer and architecture lovers. We guarantee you’ll …

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Where can I listen to Havana’s best jazz?

Alberto GonzalezBy Alberto Gonzalez, Cuban Travel Specialist, on April 20, 2017

Where can I listen to Havana’s best jazz?

Cuba has a rich jazz heritage and was selected as the host city of the 2017 World Jazz Day celebrated April 30, a celebration that culminated with performances by Herbie Hancock and Chucho Valdéz.   In addition, Afro-Cuban jazz, a subgenre of jazz, emerged in the 1940s and was integrated …

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What are the top things to do in Trinidad, Cuba?

Alberto GonzalezBy Alberto Gonzalez, Cuban Travel Specialist, on April 13, 2017

What are the top things to do in Trinidad, Cuba?

Trinidad is located in the central region of Cuba, in the southern Sancti Spíritus province. Here are the best things to see and do during your visit:    La Plaza Mayor of Trinidad: Considered the heart of the Historic Center of Trinidad. It is bordered by Real del Jigüe, Cristo and Desengaño …

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