Destination Highlight: Cuba

Creation Date May 28, 2016 // Posted in: Latest News

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Just this past month, a lucky group of 22 Admiral Travelers embarked on the 45 minute flight from Miami to Havana for a Culinary Adventure like none other led by Chef Tommy & Jaymie Klauber! Minutes separate the two cities but they are certainly a world apart. The group spent four days exploring the vibrant streets of Havana and dining in the city's best Paladares (privately owned restaurants) before heading to the coast for the beautiful beaches of Cayo Santa Maria...Read more on their journey here

Cuba is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean and is located just 90 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida. With its mix of Spanish and African roots, Cuba is the least commercialized and most exciting island in the Caribbean. 

Not to miss sights: Fusterland (or Fusterlandia)
 
Inspired by Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, and Brancusi, Fuster decided to use his neighborhood as a canvas. He covered the roofs, walls, doorways and benches, stretching for blocks around the epicenter of his studio enclave, with brightly colored sculptures and mosaics. A fascinating sight indeed - Fuster has decorated over 80 houses with ornate murals and panoramas to suit the personality of his neighbors.

Must try local dish (or drink): Ropa Vieja 

Ropa Vieja is a Cuban National dish, the name of which literally translates to old clothes as the finished product somewhat resembles tattered old clothing. It is made from simmering shredded beef with a Cuban Sofrito, typically made from tomatoes, onions, garlic, and bell peppers sauteed and braised together with tomato sauce, spices and olive oil. A generous amount of citrus (typically lime) is also added during the cooking process.

FEATURED DEPARTURES

Save The Date! Cuba with Admiral Travel in 2018
Experience Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Cayo Largo, Punta Frances and Havana aboard a luxurious Ponant ship with special experiences incorporated exclusively for Admiral Travelers! Contact your Advisor if you are interested in joining this special journey: 941-951-1801

Cultural Exploration of Cuba 
Take an adventure back in time to the lively streets of Havana. During this trip, you will be able to connect with the rich cultural heritage of Cuba. Immerse yourself into Cuba’s fascinating modern history, music, food, architecture, art, local community and much more! Click here for trip details. 


 
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