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Why should I go to Cuba?

Why should I go to Cuba?

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Cuba can be so many things that you’ll be surprised. The island has marvelous nature treasures, breath-taking beaches, an original culture, amazing food and one of the greatest places in the world in terms of music. Even when it’s an island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea is nothing like any others around; Cuba is passion and uniqueness.

Even when you might think you don’t know much about Cuba, you probably know a bit more about us than you believe. Haven’t heard about Cuban cigars? Yes, they are the best in the world; they aren’t a Hollywood commercial trick. Haven’t you ever never tried a Mojito cocktail? Well, yes…it’s ours and also Havana Club rum. But what about good music?  Due to the syncretic nature of most of its genres, Cuban music is considered one of the richest and most influential regional music’s of the world.  Since the 19th century Cuban music has been hugely popular and influential throughout the world. It has been perhaps the most popular form of regional music since the introduction of recording technology. Cuban music has contributed to the development of a wide variety of genre and musical styles around the globe, most notably in Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa and Europe.

We cannot dismiss the fact of being probably the last truly-socialist country in the whole world. Almost 58 years since Fidel Castro Revolution started, and today the Republic of Cuba still defends communist principles and goals. Even when former leader Fidel Castro died just weeks ago, the government hasn’t changed its political course or oncoming projects.

So, viewing the bigger picture we are a small island blessed with sunshine, music, endless coast line, virginal beaches and certainly very original people. Cuban people education is as good as any developed country of Europe or the U.S.; medical services in Cuba are worldwide recognized and is one of the first countries to join humanitarians causes and send doctors and medicines abroad whenever it’s needed.

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Yet Cuba seems to be stopped in time: cars from 1950’s floods Havana colonial streets, soviet style propaganda can be seen almost anywhere across the country, you can breathe a nostalgic air when walking Havana, nostalgic for what we were once or maybe for those who had left of just daydreaming about what else we could have done instead. Cuba itself is a song: a song inviting you dance with a tasty rhythm but if you pay attention and go beneath, you’ll find sadness and deep scars. It’s a unique mix of feelings. It’s Cuba.

Today there is plenty room for growth; Cuba is far from have a proper developed touristic infrastructure if you compare the island with some other top touristic areas in the region as Cancun in Mexico or the Dominican Republic.  Some people say is matter of time until this reality changes. Honestly we don’t know, nobody does. However, you can see new buildings rising and trying to conquer the sky; new hotels will be opening soon and many projects are on their way. Don’t lose the opportunity and visit this original piece of land. If there is something for sure is that you won’t regret it.

Contact us: www.scuktravel.com, our offices in London and Havana can help you and assist you planning the best trip of your life.

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