Picking the world’s best beach is a bit like arguing why your favourite colour should dominate the rainbow. Everyone’s going to have an opinion.
Floating halfway between the US to the north and Latin America to the south sits Cuba, an isle of intrigue, romance and politics quite unlike any other. There are rousing rhythms, dancing in cobblestone streets (for real), wafting cigar smoke, a bounty of beaches and a Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack to accompany every style of journey.
If you’re an American who thought you’d never be able to get to Cuba, it’s time to rethink your thinking.
Fidel Castro, vintage Chevrolets, revolution, rum. These are just a few of the words most commonly associated with Cuba, the queen of the Caribbean.
It’s the age-old question: if you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you take with you? There are an infinite number of answers to this, ranging from the practical (A book called ‘How to build a raft’) to the short-sighted (My PS4, bro!).
A “new chapter” in Cuba-US relations was rung in this week by media outlets the world over, with President Obama stating: “We are choosing to cut loose the anchor of the past, because it is entirely necessary to reach a better future – for our national interests, for the American people, and for the Cuban people.”
There are a lot of myths about sailing the high seas. Some people think you need to know the nautical names of every sheet (sorry, ropey thing) and smell of seaweed all day, others reckon you can only do it on a giant cruise ship with four cinemas and a pants-exploding buffet station.
When there are two things in life that you love, why not find a way to do both? Laura Rinderknecht did just that on her tour of Cuba…
“I love to travel. I also love to salsa dance. With Intrepid now being able to run tours to Cuba via Miami, I combined my two passions into a ‘dancation’ to Cuba and my heart nearly exploded with excitement.
Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you lose your sense of adventure. Christian Wolters, Intrepid Canada Vice President Sales and Marketing, knows this better than anyone, since his son’s first overseas trip was to Cuba…
“Back in 2011, my wife and I took a trip with my 2 year old son to Cuba. We didn’t want to stay in a resort as we wanted to explore the interior and experience the vibrant Cuban culture. As a history buff, I wanted to visit historic sites, especially after watching ‘Che part 1 & 2′. I yearned to visit the Bay of Pigs, explore the train that Che destroyed in Santa Clara and witness the relics form the revolution everywhere.