Shane Satcunan

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How to prepare for a successful summit

Nothing stirs a climber’s soul quite like a beautiful summit. John Muir put it best when he wrote, ‘The mountains are calling and I must go.’ But if you want to enjoy a high-altitude escape – perhaps at the very top of the world – it’ll take much more than just willpower.<p>Planning and preparation …

SJ Adventures

Welcome to <b>sjadventures.co.uk</b>, the travel blog of a 20-something year old Londoner exploring the world one adventure at a time. I too often find …

Taj Mahal: the greatest love story ever built.

There are many great architectural marvels in this world: the Sistine Chapel, the Burj Dubai, the Pyramids of Egypt, and the Great Wall of China, but …

Spotlight on … India

<i>Every week in our “Spotlight on …” feature, we’ll highlight a different country around the world.</i><b><br>Population:</b> 1.2 billion<b><br>Currency:</b> Indian rupee<b><br>Phrase</b> …

Diversity of India - from North to South and East to West

Most foreigners have a skewed image of what India has to offer with its tourism. That image is as skewed as what most people think Indian food is. …

Trinidad- Colonial Charm in Cuba | Travel? Yes Please!

Trinidad is the place I was most looking forward to visiting in Cuba. I had heard so many great things about this delightful, small town, and lucky …

European Travel

Experiencing Varanasi

This is guest post written by the Madame WanderingTrader<p>Going into the heart of the city in Varanasi was nothing short of witnessing what I never …

Big palace forts of Rajasthan - the grandeur of old India

The north-western state of Rajasthan truly earns its name as the "Land of Kings" ('Raja' means king). There are nearly 50 palaces and grand forts …

Beaches of Goa, India - where to relax and where to party

The small southern state of Goa on the west coast of India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It may be more famous for its …

The best places to visit in South India

If you really want to know if your marriage is going to work out, why not put it to the test and choose a honeymoon destination like incredible India?<p>…

Hiking Guanayara National Park, Cuba

During our stay in Varadero, we booked an excursion that took us to Trinidad and the Escambray Mountains, where we spent the night in Topes de …

Don’t Wait: Now’s the time for Cuba

Cuba has been on the travel industry’s radar a lot lately, especially since US President Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic ties with the …

Why You Should Consider A Trip To Cuba, Even If It's Kind Of Prohibited

President Barack Obama and Cuban head of state Raúl Castro announced in December they would take steps to restore diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The U.S. eased travel restrictions somewhat, though the embargo has yet to be lifted and outright tourism remains forbidden.<p>Even so, …

Cuba

Bar Hopping in Havana

Features Highly Popular Posts<p>November 22, 2014November 26, 2014 5 Comments<p>November 22, 2014<p><b>Rachel D. Rojas</b> <i>(Progreso Weekly)</i><p>HAVANA TIMES — Bars in …

Havana, there are many more things than just cigars!

Traveling to Havana as a Backpacker?<p>Looking forward to discovering an exotic city? To immersing in the amazing retro feeling where classic cars are …

7 reasons you should travel to Cuba before the embargo lifts

In light of the surprise news Wednesday — that the United States will begin normalizing relations with Cuba — the end of the long standing embargo …

21 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Cuba

These changes will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and that's great news for Americans, because Cuba is full of gorgeous beaches, historic architecture, and incredible natural landscapes teeming with wildlife.

Cuba

An American in Cuba: First Impressions

One of Havana's many abuelitas. All photos by Berit Baugher.<p><i>Team Fathom went to Cuba to have a look around. Here are first impressions from their first trip to the Caribbean island trapped in time.</i><p>CUBA – Like many Americans, we have always been curious about the forbidden neighbor to the south. …

An American In Cuba -- Part II

<i>This is part II of a V-part series on my experiences in Cuba. Read Part I, Part III.,Part IV & Part V</i><p>The hostel in Trinidad, El RinTinTin (Calle Simón Bolivar, Desengaño, #553 Trinidad), is run by the warm and friendly Mariela and Lorenzo. My girlfriend and I are staying in a simple private room …

I Went To Cuba For The First Time And Saw Uneven Signs Of Modernization Everywhere

In my hotel room, the soft sound of guitars enters from the balcony. In the cobblestone street below, I enjoy a cigar and watch a teenage girl introduce her boyfriend to her parents as they sit on a bench and pass a cigarette back and forth.<p>Everyone moves in slow motion.<p>The area is greener than I …

Cuba

Sugar Cane Juice in Cuba

Features Highly Popular Posts<p>January 25, 2015January 28, 2015 2 Comments<p>January 25, 2015<p><b>By Kaloian Santos Cabrera</b> <i>(Progreso Weekly)</i><p>HAVANA TIMES —To …

Revolutionary trails: Cuba's best hikes

Cuba’s montage of dramatic landscapes inscribed with mist-cloaked valleys, looming <i>mogote</i> hills and biologically rich reserves, presents tempting possibilities for hiking. Once a heavily restricted activity, Cuba has at last caught on to the fact that opening up its countryside to willing walkers …

Get Off the Tourist Track in Havana

Travel<p>Experience the rhythms of Cuba like a local.<p>To get an inside glimpse of daily life for the average Cuban, you and your kids should skip the hotels and stay in one of the hundreds of <i>casas particulares</i> sprinkled throughout Havana, the Cuban equivalent of B&Bs and one of the few forms of private …

Cruises to Cuba: the best shore diversions and activities in Havana

With the old town just a stroll from the port, Havana’s historical legacy is an easy win for cruisers. From the 16th to 18th centuries, every buccaneer, privateer and scallywag pitched up in Havana looking to grab a piece of precious metal and any sugar or tobacco they could lay hands on. Cuba’s …

Cuba

Get a front-row seat to Cuban country life

Of all the countries in the world whose cooking I would like to learn, I always thought Cuba's would remain last on the list.<p>Yes, there are hundreds of restaurants in Miami dishing up succulent <i>ropa vieja</i> (black beans and rice alongside tender beef, stewed for many hours). But ever since my first …

Cuba travel resources

<b>Size:</b> 109,884 km² or 42,426 sq mi <b><br>People living there:</b> more than 11,200,000 <b><br>Capital:</b> Havana <b><br>UNESCO sites:</b> Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee …