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The Thomas Cook Traveller to Cuba comes from the world's leading travel expert and has everything you need to plan the perfect trip.
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  • Places off the beaten track
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Overview

The Thomas Cook Traveller to Cuba comes from the world's leading travel expert and has everything you need to plan the perfect trip.
  • The top sights and the less well-known ones
  • Walks and tours with clear maps
  • Places off the beaten track
  • Special features on cultural background and other aspects
  • Holiday hints and tips
  • A-Z of essential information
  • Advice on shopping, eating out, sport and nightlife
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841579504
  • Publisher: Cook, Thomas Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Travellers - Thomas Cook Series
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

A business studies graduate from Warwick University, Martin Hastings worked for 12 years in marketing for one of the UK's leading insurers before starting his career in freelance travel writing and copywriting. Born in Hong Kong , he was brought up in different countries, including Brazil and Spain.
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Table of Contents

Background 4
Introduction 4
Land and Economy 6
History 8
History Timeline 14
Governance 16
People and Religion 20
Culture 22
Festivals 30
First steps 32
What to see 40
Havana 40
Habana Vieja 41
Central Havana 54
Vedado and Plaza 60
Havana Environs and Excursions 64
West Cuba 76
The Vinales Valley 76
The Sierra del Rosario 78
The West Coast 79
Western Central Cuba 82
Varadero 83
Peninsula de Zapata 83
Santa Clara 86
Cienfuegos 90
Trinidad 94
Plaza Mayor, Trinidad 96
Other Trinidad Sights and Excursions 100
Eastern Central Cuba 104
Camaguey 104
Cayo Coco 108
Bahia de Bariay and Guardalavaca 110
Holguin 112
Santiago de Cuba 114
Beyond the City Centre 122
Excursions from Santiago de Cuba 126
The Rest of Eastern Cuba 132
Baracoa 132
Guantanamo 136
Getting away 142
Directory 148
Shopping 148
Entertainment 154
Children 160
Sport and Leisure 162
Food and Drink 168
Hotels and Accommodation 172
Practical Guide 174
Index 190
Walks
Walks: Habana Vieja 48
Walk: Central Havana 56
Walk: Vedado district, Havana 62
Walk: Miramar quarter, Havana 68
Walk: Plaza Mayor, Trinidad 98
Walk: Parque Cespedes, Santiago de Cuba 120
Driving Tours
Eastern Environs of Santiago 130
Between Manzanillo and Marea del Portillo 138
Features
The Cuban Revolution 10
Economic Isolation 12
Fidel Castro--El Jefe 18
Music and Dance 28
Cuban Rum 52
Architecture 58
Hemingway in Cuba 70
Cuban Cigars 80
Che Guevara 88
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