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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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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Around the world with Hemingway

Around the world with Hemingway

The inspiration for travel can come to us in many different ways — maybe from hearing friends’ travel tales, or stumbling across maps, or discovering movies set in faraway lands. For me, much of my travel inspiration comes through the books I read. Indeed, it works both ways: books can...

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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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