Las Tunas in Cuba

4 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

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Las Tunas is a city and municipality in central-eastern Cuba. It is the capital of the Las Tunas Province and was named Victoria de Las Tunas from 1869 to 1976. In 2022, the municipality of Las Tunas had a population of 214,939. With a total area of 891 km² (344 sq mi), it has a population density of 240/km² (620/sq mi). The city of Las Tunas is located in along the Carretera Central (highway), between the cities of Camagüey, Holguín and Bayamo.   read more…

Basse-Terre in the Caribbean

26 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

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Town Hall of Basse-Terre town, the capital of Guadeloupe © LPLT/cc-by-sa-3.0

Basse-Terre is the western and larger of the two main islands of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. The capital of Guadeloupe, also called Basse-Terre, is located on the island. The eastern main island is called Grande-Terre. As Saint Marie and Honoré, Basse-Terre and the town of Deshaies in the northwest of the island have been the main filming and setting locations for the British-French dramedy television series Death in Paradise since 2011.   read more…

Santa Clara in Cuba

16 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

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Monumento Memorial Che Guevara © Man-ucommons/cc-by-sa-3.0

Santa Clara is the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara. It is centrally located in the province and Cuba. Santa Clara is the fifth-most populous Cuban city, with a population of nearly 245,959.   read more…

Bayamo on Cuba

1 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

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Bayamo is the capital city of the Granma Province of Cuba and one of the largest cities in the Oriente region. The community of Bayamo lies on a plain by the Bayamo River. It is affected by the violent Bayamo wind. One of the most important education institutions in the province is the University of Granma.   read more…

Guantánamo in Cuba

12 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

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Guantánamo is a municipality and city in southeast Cuba and capital of Guantánamo Province. Guantánamo is served by the Caimanera port near the site of a U.S. naval base. The area produces sugarcane and cotton wool. These are traditional parts of the economy. The city was founded in 1797 in the area of a farm named Santa Catalina. The toponym “Guantánamo” means, in Taíno language, “land between the rivers”.   read more…

Palma Soriano in Cuba

12 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  3 minutes

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Municipal party headquarters © Ambm1969/cc-by-sa-4.0

Palma Soriano is a Cuban city and municipality in the Santiago de Cuba Province. With a population of 125,385 in the city proper, it is the second-largest in the province and the 16th-largest in Cuba.   read more…

Pinar del Río in Cuba

2 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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Teatro Milanés © Mmoyaq/cc-by-sa-3.0

Pinar del Río is the capital city of Pinar del Río Province, Cuba. With a population of 191,081 (2022), it is the 10th-largest city in Cuba. Inhabitants of the area are called Pinareños. The city is located in a major tobacco-growing area and is a centre of the cigar industry. The main farming animal in this province is the carabao.   read more…

CocoCay in the Bahamas

13 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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CocoCay or Little Stirrup Cay is one of the Berry Islands, a collection of Bahamian cays and small islands located approximately 55 miles north of Nassau. It is used for tourism by Royal Caribbean Group exclusively. Little Stirrup Cay is adjacent to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruises‘ private island since 1977.   read more…

Tobago Cays in the Caribbean

11 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

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© Stefan Schäfer, Lich/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Tobago Cays are an archipelago located in the Southern Grenadines of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines comprising five small islands and extensive coral reefs. The cays – Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tabac and Jamesby – are a popular tourism destination.   read more…

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