This second edition of Must Sees Havana is the perfect resource for creating an unforgettable, personalized visit, even when time is limited. Find inspiration in the extensive walking tour ideas and in the themed Must See and Must Do lists, whether you prefer beach or city, museums or snorkeling, historic sites or lush gardens and parks. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with detailed maps, recommended hotels and restaurants, and the Must Sees star-rating system for attractions, sights and activities.
Must Sees Havana, a new addition to the MustSees series, selects the highlights of Cuba's lively capital for a flying visit, a week or longer. Stroll the Malecon, immerse yourself in the Carnaval street parties, or take an excursion to Regla and 17C Guanabacoa, epicenters of the santeria tradition. Stay in grand hotels or go for a budget room. Browse art galleries, sample fresh juice from a street stall, or visit the museum district before tasting an ice cream at Havana institution Coppelia. Do it all, accompanied by Must Sees detailed maps.etailed maps.
* The latest in the bestselling 500 Hidden Secrets series. * Havana is now the hottest travel destination for U.S. travellers The 500 Hidden Secrets of Havana is the perfect book for those who wish to discover the city, but avoid all the usual tourist haunts, as well as for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets.
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2017-03-07
A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence--a city that always surprises--Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky. Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures. Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today--from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since long before the revolution. Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait, the long-elusive city of Havana comes stirringly to life.
#1 best-selling guide to Cuba * Lonely Planet Cuba is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a drive along Havana's Malecon, soak up the live music scene, make yourself at home in a casa particular all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Cuba: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, landscape, wildlife, literature, arts, politics Free, convenient pull-out Havana map (included in print version), plus over 80 color maps Covers Havana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Varadero, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cuba , our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for more extended coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Caribbean Islands guide. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Brendan Sainsbury and Luke Waterson About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the Favorite Travel Guide category. *Best-selling guide to Cuba. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA. Mar 2014 - Feb 2015
This eBook version of Must Sees New York City by Michelin highlights the best of the Big Apple and beyond for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Stroll through neighborhoods, choose from dozens of world-class museums, visit iconic landmarks, or take excursions to Long Island and the Hudson River Valley. Stay in boutique hotels or opt for a budget room. Take in some shopping, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and ride a skyscraper’s elevator to the top. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended hotels and renowned Michelin star-rating system.
The Rough Guide to Havana is the essential travel guide with clear maps and coverage of the unforgettable attractions of Cuba's lively capital. From the Museo de la Revoluci�n and other must-visit museums and galleries to splendid architectural gems including the Catedral de San Crist�bal, the Rough Guide steers you to the best restaurants, stylish bars & caf�s, and hottest nightlife in Havana across every price range. The guide provides comprehensive coverage of hotels as well as private homestays, the best places to stay for an up-close experience of life in Cuba. You'll find detailed coverage of the outer boroughs La Lisa and Marianao as well as an unprecedented level of detail for the main four city neighbourhoods, Habana Vieja, Centro Habana, Vedado and Miramar. Rely on insider tips on everything from where to go for local music and jazz, shop for Cuban film posters, guayabera shirts and rum, and witness the time, skill and effort involved in producing Cuban cigars. Explore all corners of the city with authoritative background on Cuban history and a succinct political analysis of the Cuban Revolution, relying on the clearest maps of any guide and practical language tips. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Havana
his eBook version of Must Sees Barcelona by Michelin is ideal for hitting the city's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Explore the Barri Gòtic. See Gaudi’s masterpieces Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. Take in the Picasso Museum, an FC Barcelona match, the colorful Boqueria market, the funicular to the Miro Foundation, and old town for Catalan seafood. This concise guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended hotels and renowned Michelin star-rating system. Helpfully divided into 'Must Sees' for Barcelona's highlights, 'Must Do' for top activities for every budget, and 'Must Know' for practical information.
Newly updated Must Sees Vancouver highlights the best of the city for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Savor dim sum in Chinatown, stroll through stately Stanley Park and Vancouver’s botanical gardens, or shop on fashionable Robson Street. Take afternoon tea in nearby colonial Victoria, and explore the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s hiking trails and rugged beaches. Stay in upscale boutique hotels or opt for a budget room; and sample fine international cuisine. Engage your senses, accompanied by Must Sees detailed maps.
Author: Wally Smith
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Discover all Cuba has to offer in this complete cycling guide. Wally and Barbara Smith spent 6 months cycling 8,000 miles in Cuba to provide detailed directions for 50 days of cycling. The rides vary in length, many combining to create multi-day loops. Detailed directions describe rides leaving Havana to the west and east. Subsequent rides are clustered in the three best regions of Cuba for cycling: Pinar del Rio, Central Cuba, and the Oriente. A final section contains advice on connecting the regions for a long tour of the entire island. In addition, the authors provide information on getting to Cuba, equipment and accessories, food and water, safety considerations, overnight accommodations, and more. Exploring this fascinating country on two wheels may just be the best way to fully appreciate its history, people, and culture.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's first dedicated honeymoon guide is packed with advice for travel-lovers who want their honeymoon their way: no all-inclusive in sight here. Set your heart racing with real adventures, tailored to what you two love the most - whether that's wildlife-spotting on the African savannah, cruising around Havana in one of Cuba's legendary vintage American cars or diving with turtles in Bali. Planning tips will help you cover off the basics and bypass the stress, with advice on: When to go, how long to go for, and how to factor in seasons and climates How to build a multi-stop honeymoon How to pick hotels Working out a realistic budget, and sticking to it How to compromise with your other half The benefit of mini-moons, and how to plan the best one possible Getting married abroad, including logistics and legalities A host of top-rated destinations, listed by type of trip The best destinations for same sex couples The inspiration section covers 25+ world-class honeymoon trips and gives them the classic Lonely Planet treatment. Whether you're after ideas for a classic trip or for more offbeat honeymoon suggestions, we've got you covered. See ancient temples in Myanmar, eat exquisite Michelin-starred meals in Tokyo, or surf the rolling Pacific waves at Sydney's Bondi Beach. For every destination covered, discover: Essential, not-to-be-missed honeymoon experiences Practical itineraries to give you inspiration How LGBT-friendly you will find it A budget indicator Dream digs: where to stay for an unforgettable experience Practicalities for getting your trip booked No matter what gets your travel juices flowing, this book promises to set you on track for the trip of a lifetime and to set your life together off to a magical start. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media
Author: Director Cuban Research Institute Professor of Anthropology Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies Jorge Duany
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-01-04
Acquired by the United States from Spain in 1898, Puerto Rico has a peculiar status among Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a Commonwealth, the island enjoys limited autonomy over local matters, but the U.S. has dominated it militarily, politically, and economically for much of its recent history. Though they are U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans do not have their own voting representatives in Congress and cannot vote in presidential elections (although they are able to participate in the primaries). The island's status is a topic of perennial debate, both within and beyond its shores. In recent months its colossal public debt has sparked an economic crisis that has catapulted it onto the national stage and intensified the exodus to the U.S., bringing to the fore many of the unresolved remnants of its colonial history. Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know� provides a succinct, authoritative introduction to the Island's rich history, culture, politics, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonial period (1493-1898). It then focuses on the first five decades of the U.S. colonial regime, particularly its efforts to control local, political, and economic institutions as well as to "Americanize" the Island's culture and language. Jorge Duany delves into the demographic, economic, political, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico-the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island's relationship to the United States. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century. Despite their ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. While a popular tourist destination, few beyond its shores are familiar with its complex history and diverse culture. Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved isla del encanto.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cuba in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Cuba has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new ebook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 festivals and holidays; there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and with clear maps pinpointing the top sights; you can also view each location in Google Maps if reading on an internet-enabled device. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs to explore every corner of the island with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cuba. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cuba - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in ePub format.
Locals and travelers looking for great places to have a meal reach for the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2014 where they’ll find meticulously researched, objective recommendations to approximately 950 delicious restaurants in the Big Apple, a city where cuisine reigns supreme. The MICHELIN Guide, updated annually, pleases all palates and pocketbooks. Recession-proof dining options can be found among the Under $25 restaurants and those with the Bib Gourmand designation—a distinction that highlights inspectors' favorites for good food at reasonable prices. Local, anonymous, professional inspectors use the renowned Michelin food star rating system to create the restaurant selection, with its famed Michelin stars indicating culinary excellence. Readers will find a wealth of helpful information on their restaurant choices: time-tested Michelin symbols describe such features as cash-only, wheelchair-accessible and valet parking establishments. Newer symbols include restaurants specializing in dim sum and offering notable beer, wine, sake and cocktail lists. The guide's organization makes fast work of deciding where and what to eat: grouping by neighborhood facilitates spur-of-the-moment decision-making while multiple, user-friendly indexes inspire more specific dining choices. Readers can consult an alphabetical list of restaurants, as well as lists of starred, Bib Gourmand and Under $25 restaurants. Lists also include cuisine by category, cuisine by neighborhood, brunch and late-night dining. As a final step, 24 colorful city and neighborhood maps quickly locate restaurants so diners can find their way. Since only the best make the cut, and all establishments are recommended, readers can feel confident in their choices.
Author: Eugene Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-11-20
In power for forty-four years and counting, Fidel Castro has done everything possible to define Cuba to the world and to itself -- yet not even he has been able to control the thoughts and dreams of his people. Those thoughts and dreams are the basis for what may become a post-Castro Cuba. To more fully understand the future of America's near neighbor, veteran reporter Eugene Robinson knew exactly where to look -- or rather, to listen. In this provocative work, Robinson takes us on a sweaty, pulsating, and lyrical tour of a country on the verge of revolution, using its musicians as a window into its present and future. Music is the mother's milk of Cuban culture. Cubans express their fondest hopes, their frustrations, even their political dissent, through music. Most Americans think only of salsa and the Buena Vista Social Club when they think of the music of Cuba, yet those styles are but a piece of a broad musical spectrum. Just as the West learned more about China after the Cultural Revolution by watching From Mao to Mozart, so will readers discover the real Cuba -- the living, breathing, dying, yet striving Cuba. Cuban music is both wildly exuberant and achingly melancholy. A thick stew of African and European elements, it is astoundingly rich and influential to have come from such a tiny island. From rap stars who defy the government in their lyrics to violinists and pianists who attend the world's last Soviet-style conservatory to international pop stars who could make millions abroad yet choose to stay and work for peanuts, Robinson introduces us to unforgettable characters who happily bring him into their homes and backstage discussions. Despite Castro's attempts to shut down nightclubs, obstruct artists, and subsidize only what he wants, the musicians and dancers of Cuba cannot stop, much less behave. Cubans move through their complicated lives the way they move on the dance floor, dashing and darting and spinning on a dime, seducing joy and fulfillment and next week's supply of food out of a broken system. Then at night they take to the real dance floors and invent fantastic new steps. Last Dance in Havana is heartwrenching, yet ultimately as joyous and hopeful as a rocking club late on a Saturday night.