Cuban Resort Coffee

We had various coffee-based drinks at the Sirenis la Salina resort in Varadero, Cuba, during our Xmas vacation, and they were all good. We ordered from the 24-hour cafĂ© four or five times a day and sampled every drink available. One of my favourites was an alcoholic coffee not on the menu simply called Spanish Coffee, essentially coffee with rum. Cuban rum is so sweet, though, it’s not at all

Snorkelling in Cuba

We went on a catamaran boat tour in Varadero, Cuba, this past Xmas. We were first taken out to a concrete pen in the middle of the ocean to swim with some dolphins. I’m not a bleeding heart animal activist, but that whole experience felt wrong. It was also a case of false advertising. A dolphin did some tricks for us and we got to touch it, but we never

Cuban Chocolate

If you like chocolate, make sure to bring your own before you go to Cuba. We couldn’t find any kind of quality chocolate there. Even in the resort’s buffet hall, few of the desserts had chocolate, only some chocolate syrup for ice cream or cakes. (Most of the desserts were nevertheless delicious.) I bought this box of chocolates at a little shop on the resort thinking, “Okay, NestlĂ©, they make

Walking Tour of Varadero Airport

Ever wonder what the airport looks like in Varadero, Cuba? Here’s a walking tour of the waiting area: I don’t have any videos or photos of the check-in area because those people were all business. I was afraid to step out of line. We bought some rum at the resort, where the prices were a bit cheaper, but it would have been easier to get it at the airport and