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Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Havana

Where to watch World Cup 2018 in Havana

Not too long ago, watching the World Cup in Havana wouldn’t have been an option, unless you had access to a broadcast feed coming in from the USA. Football (or soccer) has only recently become a popular sport in Cuba. Because it always had to compete with the national sports...
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5 tips for making the most of your trip to Havana

5 tips for making the most of your trip to Havana

Havana is one of the most unique cities in the world — it’s seemingly frozen in time at first glance, but you soon realise this city, and the country as a whole, is so much more than just a time warp. The place is colourful, charismatic, and buzzing with energy. Before...
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There’s a tear in my mojito: On second chances in Havana

There’s a tear in my mojito: On second chances in Havana

I’ve been to Cuba several times. Four, to be precise. And like most Canadians, I initially didn’t go in search of culture; I went seeking cheap rum and good times when the February blahs had taken hold of my sanity. I landed in resort zones like Varadero and Cayo Guillermo...
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Literary travel: The Other Side of Paradise in Havana

Literary travel: The Other Side of Paradise in Havana

Havana is a hard city to “get.” I think that’s why I like it so much. It’s not easy for foreigners to climb inside. The government has long put a wall up between locals and tourists; if you’re a visitor, you ride in different taxis, visit different nightclubs, and even...
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The Cuban cocktail that can help save the planet

The Cuban cocktail that can help save the planet

If you’ve ever ordered a cocktail anywhere in the world (like, say, a mojito in our city of Havana), it’s probably come with a plastic straw. But did you know that many cocktails actually taste better when drank without a straw? The ‘mafia mojito’ is a lesser known (but more...
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The best souvenir I ever bought was…

The best souvenir I ever bought was…

We recently asked our travellers about the best souvenirs they had picked up on their travels. And the answers were hilarious, cool, charming, precious and sometimes a little weird… Vintage records, a handcrafted kaleidoscope, an alpaca jumper from Peru, an ogre mask, a good ol’ bottle of hot sauce from...
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Should you visit a city after a natural disaster?

Should you visit a city after a natural disaster?

When the earthquake struck on September 19, 2017, the residents of Mexico City had just finished their annual drill. It was the anniversary of the 1985 8.1-magnitude quake that killed some 10,000 people. Every year on that date, the city runs through safety drills, in the hopes that if a...
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We’ve won gold at the World Responsible Tourism Awards!

We’ve won gold at the World Responsible Tourism Awards!

Today is World Responsible Tourism Day, and we are beyond excited at today’s news: Urban Adventures has won a World Responsible Tourism Award! We won gold in the category of “Engaging People and Culture,” which honours the best examples of holidays that celebrate local people, traditions, and ways of life....
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6 cities for street food fanatics

6 cities for street food fanatics

Fine dining has its place in life, but there’s no denying that the best meals tend to come from the streets. Night markets, street stands, pop-up stalls — these are the places where digging into dinner is delightfully messy, a bit chaotic, and positively delicious. But there’s also no denying...
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We’re a World Responsible Tourism Awards finalist!

We’re a World Responsible Tourism Awards finalist!

We’re bursting with pride today – we’ve been named as a finalist in the 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards! If you know us at all, you know how much responsible travel means to us, and how (not-so) mildly obsessed with it we are. It’s a huge honour to be recognised...
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