Classic car with the stunning Palacio Del Valle in the background.

Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos, Cuba

The truly magnificent Palacio de Valle has a fascinating mix of architectural influences that include Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Mudejar.   Full of beautiful intricate detail this neo-gothic jewel sits on the tip of Punta Gorda with sweeping ocean views on three sides.    

People dance in the streets as a band plays inside a bar in Santa Clara, Cuba.

Mojitos and Night in Santa Clara, Cuba

A small bar in the beautiful old Teatro La Caridad building in Santa Clara is probably the best place to sit back and relax with a mojito in town.  Blessed with a position right on the central square it makes a great place to suck in all the atmosphere of this fabulous small town. The…

Exploring Santa Clara, Cuba

Santa Clara is well known in Cuba as the place where the revered Che Guevara’s victorious battle led to the downfall of the oppressive Batista regime, it is also the revolutionary hero’s final resting place. I loved Santa Clara for its non-touristy streets and gorgeous mixture of grand architecture but this was a place where,…

Havana is a jumbled mix of stunning architecture and classic old cars.

On the Streets of Havana, Cuba – part 2

  On my first afternoon in Old Havana I was totally blown away – believe me when I say, that doesn’t happen all that often.   Sure the architecture is just amazing, the classic cars cruising the streets and abundance of music being played add loads of atmosphere but there is something else.  It is almost…