TASTE:
Cuba Libre (rum and Mexican Coca-Cola with lime)
Mojito (rum + spearmint + lime)
Havana Club Rum on the Rocks

The Cuban Sandwich: Roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard on Cuban bread.
Moros y Cristianos: Black beans cooked with onions, paprika, cumin, bay leaves, chili powder, garlic and vinegar all mixed with rice.
Crème Caramel Custard Flan
Try some cooking at home with My Big Fat Cuban Family.

SMELL
The rich aroma of tobacco leaves drying. Castro preferred Cohiba Esplendido, but if you want to know what Cuban cigar brands have a serious cult following visit this blog post.

FEEL
Crystal blue water, white sand, soothing waves…
VaraderoPlaya Paraíso (“Paradise Beach”), Playa SirenaPlaya AncónPlayas del Este

HEAR
Ibrahim FerrerCelia CruzCompay Segundo, (and one of my all time favorites) Bueno Vista Social Club. Party all night on The Malecón (Havana’s mini Vegas strip) – dance to sounds of local musicians with the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop.

SEE
Pico Turquino, Havana’s highest point. The route sits in the heart of the Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra. If you make it to the top, you’ll see one-of-a-kind views and an enormous bust of local-hero José Marti.

The home team play at Havana’s baseball stadium, Estadio Latinoamericano.

Finca Vigía: Ernest Hemingway’s home whilst he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls,  The Old Man and the Sea and A Movable Feast. Now a museum dedicated to all things Hemingway.

Museo de Revolucion: The former presidential palace, this incredible estate’s interiors were designed by Tiffany’s. The exhibits cover Cuba’s pre-Columbian culture all the way to  the present-day socialist regime.

El Morro: The 16th century fortress is worth visiting just for the history alone, but especially for the view at sunset.

Cuba Map Print and Havana Print available now.

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