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Revolution through Photography - Roberto Salas Interview

Iconic photos of iconic leaders. Pictures that shaped generations. The images of photographer Roberto Salas include many Cuba classics that will never be matched. Having seen his work in books, magazines and on the internet for years, I was very excited to speak with him.

Cuba On the Cusp of Change

With the promise of an influx of American tourism and fast developing private business, tour leader Max Wood returns to Cuba and assesses where the country is with the expected acceleration of change. Visit Cuba with Wild Frontiers on a group tour or a tailor made holiday of your own. The last ti…

Appaloosa, Pinto and Mustangs

In Cuba, the horse is as integral a part of everyday life as a 1948 Cadillac. In rural areas horse-drawn 'buses' serve the local towns and the 'family cart' bears a strong resemblance to a galvanised water trough on wheels, with a plank for a seat. But turning into the entrance of Finca La Guabina, …

Cuba - Chrome, Fishnets and Elvis

Surreal was the only word to describe our first day in Cuba ........ At least that was what came to mind as we pulled into Havana's military barracks and climbed out of our bright pink 1948 Buick convertible to be greeted by a female security official in army jacket, mini skirt and fishnet tights…

Cuba Blog - Havana

Our second visit to Havana was very different from our first. There for three nights and almost four full days we really had a chance to get under its skin, to see it – warts and all – and I have to say I found it one of the most fascinating cities I have ever visited. After three relaxing days on …

Cuba's Cuisine

I spent Christmas and New Year in Cuba over a two week period organised by WF. As a foodie, I had braced myself for some average, uninspiring food from all the travellers' descriptions about the place. However, I am glad to be able to report that I have been pleasantly surprised in some places whils…

La Guabina - Into the Hills

Of course there are plenty of other things to enjoy in Cuba besides the cultural highlights Trinidad and Havana have to offer. Cuba is blessed with beautiful countryside through which you can go hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Leaving Trinidad behind we sped along the wide straight road, on w…

Trinidad - Four Days of UNESCO Pleasure

In two weeks time Trinidad will celebrate its 500 anniversary. Founded only a few years after Christopher Columbus discovered the America’s, the town shot to prominence in the 19th century as one of the world’s largest exporters of sugar. With its fine plazas, its pretty palaces and churches, and it…

Cuba - First Impressions

The first 24 hours in a new country are always going to tell you a great deal about it, but I have been surprised by just how fascinating and different Cuba is. Amazingly this is actually the first time on all my travels I have ever been in a communist country. I’ve travelled a great deal in the for…

More From Havana

At lunch at a waterfront cafe, the Brits got stuck into local culture, sharing 'the world's finest' pina coladas presented in scooped out pineapples. Pour your own rum? Why not... Elated, we drove down the 8km Malecon corniche in Ford Fairlane 500 convertibles, with 1950s fins and gleaming paintwor…

Waking Up in Havana

On our first morning in Havana, the Hemingway trail took us to the fourth floor terrace of the Ambos Mundo hotel, home to the American author from 1928 to 1936. The cosmopolitan group for the Wild Frontiers recce ride to Cuba gazed down over the world's third largest statue of Christ - 22m - the oi…

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