Cuba is a country as unique as the people that reside there. It’s a place that’s economically poor, but yet culturally rich. Cuba holidays promise an incredible experience on an island that’s unlike any other, not just in the Caribbean, but also on earth.
The Cuban people have known struggle, and as a result, they have risen above it for the better. As the infrastructure on the island crumbled, the people kept the country alive through their spirit. From poets to dreamers to cynics, all the residents of Cuba have one thing in common; they understand the frailty of life, and so, they endeavour to live their lives to the fullest.
Most Cubans grew up without technological luxuries, and instead found joy in interacting with others, be it through sports or other activities. As a result, they are warm and gregarious, quick to conversation and welcoming to all. You’ll learn about their spirit, their heritage, and all other sorts of spirited conversation (save for politics). This alone is worth a trip.
The atmosphere in Cuba is a reflection of the people that live there. That’s why you’ll find impromptu dances in the middle of the street or a jam session by the corner bar. Music is a part of their life, and a Cuba holiday shows just how exuberant of a country it is. Every town has a “casa de musica”, where the locals gather to play music, sing, dance, and socialize. So don’t be surprised to hear music emanating from the street at all times of the day.
Situated between the U.S. and Latin America, Cuba has long struggled to find its identity. Add in its rich heritage and you’ve got a country with buildings and sights as culturally rich as its people. A trip through Havana and you’ll find vintage American cars used as taxis, colourful, crumbling colonial buildings, and salsa dancers seemingly on every corner. Plus, Cuban cuisine is some of the best in the world.
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The biggest draw to Cuba is its authenticity. There are no huge resorts or trumped up amusement parks, instead you get a country that is proud of its history, warts and all. It’s a complex country, full of contradictions, but if you look hard enough, you just might find the inspiration and much-needed relaxation that you were looking for.