How Havana earned its reputation as the “Paris of the Caribbean”

Over its 500 years of rich history, Havana has undergone countless dramatic transformations. Rewind to the first half of the 20th century and the city was popularly nicknamed the “Paris of the Caribbean.” Here’s how the glamour, modernity, and architecture of that age gave the tropical destination its French flair, although Cuba’s capital has always retained a character all its own.

In the early 20th century Havana was a playground for the well-to-do looking to drink, gamble and watch racy entertainment. (Contributed)
In the early 20th century Havana was a playground for the well-to-do looking to drink, gamble and watch racy entertainment.

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Finding one of the Caribbean’s best golf courses in Varadero

Think of Varadero, Cuba, and it’s likely a vision of turquoise waters, tropical sunshine, and sipping mojitos under a beach palapa that immediately springs to mind. But for those who prefer their vacation with a tee time, the popular resort town is also home to the only 18-hole golf course in the whole country: Varadero Golf Club.

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