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HAVANA - Half a century later, Jose Rafa Malem recalls the gentle breeze blowing through the gate of the bar, the texture of the seats and the ethyl smell of Brandy emanating from the breath of his father.

And how to forget the rustic beef sandwiches with tomato sauce? Typical of what at that time was one of the most popular Havana places, nicknamed "Sloppy Joe's". "I was tired of eating them," says Rafa now at its 59 years and who is now a bartender.

Soon Rafa can relive those moments, as the Sloppy Joe's will reopen in the same location, in the historical center of Havana, which will give residents and visitors the opportunity to lean on the same bar attended by celebrities as Rock Hudson, Babe Ruth and Ernest Hemingway.

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Located at the central south part of Cuba, with an area of only 4180 km2, Cienfuegos is the smallest of the Cuban Provinces.
From the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and Cienfuegos city to the Escambray mountain range at the east of the province, visitors have wide diversity of options inside this small province.

Cuba will be next year the destination chosen by the British to spend their vacations in the Caribbean Sea, according to the online travel agency Loveholidays, from UK, cited by the magazine Caribbean News Digital.

The executive of the specialized Tourist Destinations Portal, Jonny Marsh, said the largest island of the Antilles has the 70% of all reservations made to the region for 2014. Furthermore, he stressed that Cuba “offers a tremendous value to the British for the quality-to-price ratio of its products.
According to Marsh, to this day, Cuba was off the radar of the mainstream of the area, however, at present, the new products that Cuba has to offer are among the main attractions for English travellers in the area.

El "Capri", one of the most emblematic hotels in Havana in the fifties, reopened after a renovation with a touch of “cool retro " that recalls the time when he became a symbol of the presence of American Mafia in Cuba.

The building, located in one of the most central areas of the Cuban capital, has been closed since 2003 and from 2010 it underwent an overhaul that preserved its essence and gave it new winds of modernity.

El "Capri" belonged to “Gran Caribe” chain, from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, but its administration is shared with the Spanish hotel chain NH, who has returned to the island with this new contract, after several years away.

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Follow the steps of Hemingway in Havana visiting his favourite places in a classic car tour.
This unique tour will give you the opportunity to visit his house, his favourite restaurants, bars, and his favourite hotel in Havana.

Tour Duration: 3 hours.

Cuba Pass Discount: 
20% reduction of the hour fee (1 tour per box on the card)
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This tour will give the opportunity to visit different areas of the city in a fantastic classic car, including the beautiful neighbourhoods of Vedado and Miramar.

Tour Duration: 2 hours.

Cuba Pass Discount: 
20% reduction of the hour fee (1 tour per box on the card)
Cuban attraction
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A unique opportunity to visit key city attractions at the other side of the Havana bay and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour.

Cuba Pass Discount: 
20% reduction of the hour fee (1 tour per box on the card)
Cuban attraction
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A fantastic way to drive around the colonial Havana in a tour that includes some of the most important sights in this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour.

Cuba Pass Discount: 
20% reduction of the hour fee (1 tour per box on the card)

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