All posts by Samantha Bellinger

Historic Tour of Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba was founded in 1515 by Spaniard Diego Velazquez. It has been ruled by various world powers over the centuries and boasts a history influenced by Spanish, African, French, British and Haitian cultures.   The vibrant culture, rhythmic energy, and fascinating history are all traits that define the city of Santiago de Cuba.  […]

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7 Adventures in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in Cuba after Havana. It is filled with history, natural beauty, and friendly locals ready to show you this colourful, lively city.  For those planning a trip to Santiago de Cuba, here are 7 fun spots to visit in and around the city: 1. Original Bacardi Rum […]

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Trinidad and Surrounding Areas

There is so much to do in the area surrounding Trinidad, especially within a short drive from the city. Below are five musts when exploring the area. Want to know more about the magnificent things to do in Trinidad proper?  You can read our post on that here.   Playa Ancon Only 6 miles away from […]

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The 5 Must See Attractions in Trinidad

Trinidad, Cuba tour

A must-see destination for tourists, Trinidad is a small, well-preserved colonial city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was founded over 500 years ago in 1514 by Diego Velazques, a Spanish conquistador. It prospered in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.  It has remained largely unchanged and is hailed as an exceptional example of a […]

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Cienfuegos Cuba

Called the “pearl of the south,” Cienfuegos is one of the most beautiful cities in Cuba. (Locals will argue that it is the most beautiful) It is an elegant, sea-side city located on Cuba’s south coast. The colonial buildings, French feel, and feisty spirit will seduce any traveller visiting this gem. From the meadow to […]

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A Foodie’s Guide to Cuba

Food in Cuba, Ropa vieja

I’m a foodie at heart and I don’t mind admitting that I routinely plan my vacations around what I want to eat.  My secret to an awesome trip?  Plan my “must-have” meals just like I plan my “must-see” destinations. That is exactly what I did during my most recent trip to Cuba.  Breakfast was one […]

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