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How to get around Havana? – Cuba Travel Article

How to get around Havana? This post explains the different ways to get from A to B in Havana. Havana is huge. A lot bigger than you think and walking is only an option if you want to limit yourself to the Old Town, Centro and Vedado.  Here’s some more info about Havana, this post is about getting from A to B (and back). You can use a multitude of public transport and different types of Taxi’s. Let’s just take…

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Hostels (Jul 2019) | Cuba – Lonely Planet Forum – Cuba Travel Article

Hostels (Jul 2019) | Cuba – Lonely Planet Forum I agree that if you are flying into Havana, you’d be better off taking the 1-hr flight to Baracoa than the 18 or 20-hour bus ride (which goes via Santiago.) If you fly Havana-Santiago, then it’s only a 6-hr bus ride to Baracoa. As explained by Poster #2, Cuba’s version of a hostel is the casa particular (private home). Most rent out two bedrooms, although a few have more. The majority…

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Hershey and Cuba — Complete Cuba – Cuba Travel Article

Hershey and Cuba — Complete Cuba We were the first company to take travelers to Hershey, Cuba, just 30 miles but a world away from Havana. This quick video from the Hershey Story Museum in Pennsylvania provides background on this “model industrial town” and shows how it looked back in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.  https://bit.ly/2J3L14GWant to learn more about Hershey, Cuba? This article from the Hershey archives describes the town: https://bit.ly/2J3L3cO and this 40 minute video goes in-depth on the town and…

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Caribbean Tourism Organization picks Molyneaux as travel awards finalist – Cuba Travel Article

Caribbean Tourism Organization picks Molyneaux as travel awards finalist David G. Molyneaux — writer of this column and blog — is a finalist in the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Travel Media Awards. Winners of CTO awards will be announced tonight (June 6) at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, during Caribbean Week New York. I was nominated for my cruise column on Barbados that was published in the Miami Herald and in my Travel Maven Blog. It was titled: Cruising from…

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11 best things to do in Havana Cuba – Cuba Travel Article

11 best things to do in Havana Cuba In Bandcuba, bed and breakfast in Cuba, we want to show you the 11 best things to do in Havana Cuba. This jewel of the Caribbean is full of an inexplicable and unique magic. That attracts thousands of tourist every year. For a small fee you can explore and discover all the wonders of this city, the only impediments are the time and your desire to explore. Do you dare to join…

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Carnival Corp. is the first U.S. company sued for using ‘stolen’ property in Cuba | – Cuba Travel Article

Carnival Corp. is the first U.S. company sued for using ‘stolen’ property in Cuba | The Miami Herald Carnival Cruise Lines was hit Thursday with unprecedented lawsuits filed by businessmen who for decades have sought justice after their families’ properties were seized by Fidel Castro nearly 60 years ago.The Miami-based cruising conglomerate was sued in federal court by Mickael Behn and Javier Garcia-Bengochea, both of whom hold claims certified by the federal government for assets confiscated shortly after the Cuban…

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What to Do in Matanzas: Cuba’s Cultural Hidden Gem – Cuba Travel Article

What to Do in Matanzas: Cuba’s Cultural Hidden Gem Not heard of Matanzas? You’re not alone! While this capital of the province of the same name may not have hit the big time when it comes to tourist visits, that can only be a good thing for a destination that boasts beaches, caves, and historic sites – all just 90 kilometres east of Havana, and 30 kilometres west of the thriving beach resorts of Varadero. Intrigued? Wondering what to do…

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Why Seattle Sightseeing Tours Are More Fun On A Boat – Finland Travel Blog – Best Places to Visit in Europe – Scandinavian Travel Article

Why Seattle Sightseeing Tours Are More Fun On A Boat – Finland Travel Blog – Best Places to Visit in Europe Sightseeing in Seattle, what is the best way to do it? The city offers many things to a tourist, from cozy authentic streets to wide, impressive cityscapes and mountain views. You can see all of it at once by having a Duck Boat Tour, a tour on a WWII vehicle that goes both, on land and sea.  This post…

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Should I Get the Copenhagen Card? – Scandinavian Travel Article

Should I Get the Copenhagen Card? The Copenhagen Card is one of those traveler “must-haves” that you’re never really sure if you must have. Is it worth buying the Copenhagen Card? Will the Copenhagen Card save you money? Big questions! It can seem a little confusing, especially if you don’t want to over-plan your trip, but there are a number of situations in which we think the Copenhagen Card is worthwhile (and some when it’s not!). What is the Copenhagen…

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How I travel around in Gothenburg – Scandinavian Travel Article

How I travel around in Gothenburg If you’ve been following our Instagram this week, you’ll have seen our posts about sustainable transport. Here are the main ways I travel around my city and how I rate each transport method on my (pretty unscientific and mostly subjective) sustainability scale! Bike  Before I moved to Gothenburg, the thought of cycling in cities was a bit scary to me – I’d seen too many angry motorists in the UK to feel like taking…

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Christmas is the heart of winter – Scandinavian Travel Article

Christmas is the heart of winter During January and February, there is almost always snow in northern and eastern Finland. The snow season in northern Finland begins in November and lasts at least until May. In the inland regions of southern and central Finland, the first snow falls at the beginning of December and melts during late March and April. Northernmost Finland is above the Arctic Circle, so the sun does not rise for about a month during the winter.…

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Things to Know When Preparing for Your Trip to Iceland – Scandinavian Travel Article

Things to Know When Preparing for Your Trip to Iceland If you’re getting ready for your excursion to Iceland these Iceland travel tips are certain to assist your travel to Iceland. Iceland is one of the wonderful destinations in the world at present. It’s an easy association amid Europe and North America and the backdrop is natural and fantastic. No matter how you are exactly going to plan to explore these tips on travel in Iceland is assured to make…

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Green Whale Watching Husavik on the eco-friendly Opal – Scandinavian Travel Article

Green Whale Watching Husavik on the eco-friendly Opal Green Whale Watching with North Sailing Husavik You have probably heard that Husavik is a great place for whale watching. But did you know that Husavik is also the only place in Iceland where you can go whale watching on a sailboat powered by green energy? These eco-friendly tours are operated by North Sailing, pioneers in sustainable tourism in Iceland. The award-winning electric sailboat Opal Originally built in Germany in 1951, schooner…

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The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13 – Scandinavian Travel Article

The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13 The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13, is perhaps the most cherished of all Swedish traditions. A celebration of the “bearer of light in the darkness,” it is marked by stunning candlelit processions of girls in white gowns wearing wreaths of candles in their hair. These days the candles are battery-powered, but the atmosphere is the same – filled with an uplifting spirit of fellowship and joy. Lucia in a Swedish school St.…

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9 Hidden Gems to Inspire You to Visit — Nordic Wanders – Scandinavian Travel Article

9 Hidden Gems to Inspire You to Visit — Nordic Wanders Read on for 9 non-crowded places to visit when making your way to Northern Norway in summer!Northern Norway is probably already on your bucket list, however, while most people flock to Norway’s north in winter to see the Northern Lights, the region is a lot less crowded during summertime. Apart from the Lofoten Islands, that is. In the same way as everyone heads to Tromsø to see the Northern…

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Autumn in Finland | All Secrets of Finnish Autumn Revealed – Gofinland Blog – Scandinavian Travel Article

Autumn in Finland | All Secrets of Finnish Autumn Revealed – Gofinland Blog Photo by Visit Finland/Soili Jussila Finland is a country of four beautiful seasons, all of which have their unique characters. Yet, most tourists visit Finland either in summer or winter. This is what most tour operators, travel sites and guides advice you to do, too. As summer is slowly drifting away and Finns are getting ready for the brisk autumn air, we want to embrace this beautiful…

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Rafting and Jet Boats in Iceland: 6 Questions We Get Asked – Scandinavian Travel Article

Rafting and Jet Boats in Iceland: 6 Questions We Get Asked Have you ever considered Iceland as a top-tier extreme water sports destination? First on the list for hikers, snowmobilers and horse enthusiasts, Iceland is also one of the best destinations for extreme water sports like rafting, kayaking, and jet boats. Here are some of the questions we get in our office about jet boats and rafting in Iceland in particular.  Is Iceland a good destination for water sports? You…

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– Iceland 24 – Iceland Travel and Info Guide : Books in Iceland – Scandinavian Travel Article

– Iceland 24 – Iceland Travel and Info Guide : Books in Iceland The importance of literature and books in Iceland cannot be overstated. With one in ten Icelanders publishing a book in their lifetime, reading and writing are interwoven into the threads of society. And when the inhabitants of this small Nordic island aren’t reading books writing them, they are giving them as gifts. Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions are the perfect time to give both and receive…

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Travel and Safety Tips for Oslo, Norway – Scandinavian Travel Article

Travel and Safety Tips for Oslo, Norway Credit: PixabayThe awe-inspiring landscapes and mesmerising fjords of Oslo make it the perfect holiday destination. Oslo is a very safe city and is also ideal for solo women travellers. However, it’s always prudent to exercise caution, so we’ve rounded up some safety tips for your trip to Oslo.Weather in OsloCredit: Max PixelYou will need to be cautious about the cold weather in Oslo, especially during the winter when temperatures fall as low as…

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Stockholm for Fashionistas: A shopaholics guide to getting head-to-toe in Swedish fashion – Scandinavian Travel Article

Stockholm for Fashionistas: A shopaholics guide to getting head-to-toe in Swedish fashion Stockholm for Fashionistas: A shopaholics guide to getting head-to-toe in Swedish fashion Alaine Handa will fill your closet with stylish Swedish fashion with this list of stores that will give your credit card a workout. Stockholm is a fashion-forward city but with restraint in Swedish design. Swedish fashion is not flashy and can be seen as effortlessly cool. As an avid traveler, I like that Swedish fashion is…

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My Berlin: interview and travel tips for the German capital – Scandinavian Travel Article

My Berlin: interview and travel tips for the German capital I’ve called Berlin my home for going on 3 years now, and those years have been the most crazy, fun and challenging of my life. To me, Berlin, has a very special vibe that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, and for now, I’m happy to call it home. So when I had the opportunity to do an interview with the Danish Berlin-blog Vild med Berlin, I grabbed…

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Danish Interior for Kids – Discover Scandinavia – Scandinavian Travel Article

Danish Interior for Kids – Discover Scandinavia Since 2004, Danish design company Sebra has been designing quality furniture, textiles, toys and accessories for children. If you have kids you are likely to have come across the distinctive colorful designs from Sebra Interior for Kids. Sebra was founded in 2004 by Mia Dela just a few years after she graduated from the School of Design in Kolding, Denmark. It was the birth of her first son Gustav which led her to…

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ICEHOTEL 30 – a sneak peek – Scandinavian Travel Article

ICEHOTEL 30 – a sneak peek It’s that time of year again, when we enjoy a first tantalising glimpse at the final designs for next season’s ICEHOTEL. And, this year promises to be extra special, as the Swedish icon looks forward to its 30th birthday celebrations.As ever, the hotel invited all-comers to submit their designs for the winter hotel. But, with just 15 suites and, as it turned out, 126 entries, the competition was fierce. Among the winning entries, and…

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Surströmming: trying Sweden’s stinkiest food – Scandinavian Travel Article

Surströmming: trying Sweden’s stinkiest food Some say it smells like a dead body. Others liken it to a dirty nappy. Or a dog bin that hasn’t been emptied for months. However you describe it, the Swedish delicacy known as surströmming (fermented herring) is pretty much the world’s stinkiest food.The world’s smelliest food I know this really isn’t selling it, but it is a well-known local delicacy and (some) Swedes will assure you it tastes much better than it smells. Curious?…

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10 Items Under 10 Eur, Small photo Accessories for Travel Photography – Finland Travel Blog – Best Places to Visit in Europe – Finland Travel Article

10 Items Under 10 Eur, Small photo Accessories for Travel Photography – Finland Travel Blog – Best Places to Visit in Europe Inexpensive, small photo accessories can contribute to your photography far beyond their price. In this post, I have gathered 10 items that I carry in my bag. All the accessories are small, and therefore, suitable for travel photography. This post has affiliate links under every item. Buying from those doesn’t cost you extra, but leaves me a small…

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New Year’s Traditions in Finland – Finland Travel Article

New Year’s Traditions in Finland In Finland the celebration of the New Year is a very boisterous event. The official holiday is New Year’s Day 1.1, but Finns celebrate it on the last day of December. This day is called New Year’s Eve. Of course, the Eve is there to celebrate the changing year. When the year changes, people wish to each other “Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!”, which means ‘’Happy New Year’’ in Finnish. There are many kinds of celebration styles…

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Eight handpicked favourites from the archipelago – Finland Travel Article

Eight handpicked favourites from the archipelago Bengtskär – The Nordic region’s most magnificent lighthouseWith the sea surrounding you on every side, it feels very wild. Under feet is stone that’s around 1.8 billion years old, formed when the Ice Age past by the same spot about 11,500 years ago. As you stand and gaze up at the handsome and imposing grey stone tower before you, rugged and beautiful in equal measure, there’s plenty to make you ponder your significance. Bengtskär…

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Tasty and Traditional – A Small Guide for Celebrating Christmas in Finland – Finland Travel Article

Tasty and Traditional – A Small Guide for Celebrating Christmas in Finland Despite the modern times we live in, Christmas in Finland is all about traditions that have been passed down through generations. Unlike most Christian countries where Christmas Day, December 25th, is the primary day of the Christmas celebrations, Finnish families traditionally gather together for festivities on Christmas Eve, December 24th. It’s also the day when the most famous person living in Finland, Santa Claus, visits well-behaved Finnish children…

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What’s a Midnight Sun? | Scandinavian Tours : Sweden, Norway, and Denmark : Guided Tours – Sweden Travel Article

What’s a Midnight Sun? | Scandinavian Tours : Sweden, Norway, and Denmark : Guided Tours In Scandinavia there is a thing called the “Midnight Sun.” It’s pretty much as it sounds, the sun at midnight. Finally we have a tour highlighting just that- the sun that is at midnight.We see the land where the sun doesn’t sleep, well not for long.  Interact with the people who are used to this. It’s a wonderful chance to learn something pretty different. It’s also a great chance…

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Tutta la famiglia i Lucca – tips på saker att göra – Sweden Travel Article

Tutta la famiglia i Lucca – tips på saker att göra Sponsrat av Airbnb När jag och mina två systrar var yngre brukade pappa och mamma packa in oss i en hyrbil i Italien. Vi har slingrat oss fram längs med Amalfikusten, hållit andan genom Neapels trafikkaos och passerat hundratals trullihus i Apulien. Vår allra första utlandsresa gick till en vingård i Toscana, och i juni i år var det dags för en repris. Sådär tjugofem år senare. Hela familjen…

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