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On this space you'll find inspiration for your travels to Cuba drawn from my very own experience visiting famous landmarks and off-the-beaten-path wonders, meeting wonderfully charming people and discovering new sites, new eateries as well as coming across exciting new adventures.

As I'm based in Havana, this magical city is my main focus and most of my travel experiences shared here will reflect that. From the colonial side of Old Havana with its grand buildings and decayed glamour, to the hip and happening new side of the city, which is currently opening up to the world with a modern outlook.

Follow my Cuban trail for a personal and updated view of the island, learn about the country's past and present, feel the pulsating Cuban vibe, read about the places where you can dance and mingle with the locals and plan to experience it all yourself with my handy tips and insider knowledge. For when you want to know the real Cuba and immerse fully in its culture; my posts will take you there.


Susana Corona's Been There Done That

  • Got lost in a sugar cane field while sampling "guarapo"
  • Watched the sunset and sunrise from the Malecon on the same day
  • Sang along to some tunes from young amateur musicians in Calle G
  • Climbed "Pico Turquino" while attempting to salsa-dance my way up
  • Danced the night away in honour of the Orishas at a "santeria" house party

Recent articles in Our woman in Havana

  • 31 Mar 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • Susana Corona
Life's a beach

10 reasons why Bali has been declared the world's number one destination

As Bali was crowned the absolute winner of TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Awards 2017 last 24th March, when it was picked the best destination on earth by travel reviewers, we look at some of the aspects that make it such a fascinatingly unique place to visit. Just what is it that has enchanted travellers the world over to vote Bali well above every other worldly destination? To find the answer let's look at 10 of the reasons why Bali is a master at the art of seducing visitors.
  • 27 Jan 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • Susana Corona
Exciting news

Top seven new Cuba hotels opening in 2017 and beyond

For a while it's been known that Cuba plans (and desperately needs) to up its number of hotel rooms nationwide to meet the growing demand that has considerably spiked over the last couple of years. With the number of tourist arrivals having increased by 13 per cent in 2016, and the upward trend expected to continue in the near future, Cuba is working full steam ahead at getting new rooms ready. Read on to find out which new Cuba hotels will open the soonest, over this year and the next.
  • 05 Oct 2016
  • Travel Advice
  • Susana Corona
Looking for inspiration

15 unmissable attractions to experience the best of Mexico

For the most memorable of Mexican adventures, these top 15 experiences to be had in one of Latin America's largest and most diverse countries, truly encompasses the varied riches of this one-of-a-kind gem, a land that should be fully absorbed with all five senses. Read on to find out how to make the best of this fascinating land and embark on 15 unique Mexican adventures to forever treasure.
  • 07 Dec 2015
  • Travel Story
  • Susana Corona
All you need to know

The Holiday Place does it again - back to filming another edition of WTM 2015

Last week the World Travel Market swept London off its feet with another exciting edition of this grand travel fair (the largest of its kind in the world) with its super-sized, eye-catching panels and its ambitious and (sometimes) elaborate or futuristic stands offering a glimpse into the different worldwide destinations on offer. The Holiday Place was the once again there not only to meet up with long-established partners in the industry and do a bit of networking with potential new ones, but also to film the event for yet another year, interview some of our key partners and capture the essence of this larger-than-life, somewhat dramatic and deeply evocative event.
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