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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.

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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

  • 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.
  • 02 Oct 2015
  • Travel Story
  • Susana Corona
Unforgettable experiences

Things that struck me about India - my personal highlights

Join in my tour along India's Golden Triangle and read about what the highlights of this soul-enriching trip were for me. Discover all the highlights of my week-long adventure packed to the brim with a very busy itinerary taking in some of India's most iconic landmarks - from the sublime and well-documented beauty of the Taj Mahal and the ubiquitous cows' presence in urban areas to the less talked about Delhi Metro and the unexpectedly enchanting Qutab Minar.
  • 23 Mar 2015
  • Travel Story
  • Susana Corona
Looking for inspiration

Kick-starting the Year of Mexico in the UK 2015

The Holiday Place was present at the closing ceremony of Potters Fields Park's Mexico exhibition, held outdoors from 25th February to 11th March in one of London's most iconic riverside locations. For two weeks an open air fair showcasing the best of Mexico's vibrant culture was presented to the general public with a variety of evocative elements and eye-catching material representing the colourful North American nation.
  • 19 Jun 2014
  • Travel Story
  • Susana Corona
Exciting news

Crumbling historic building in Old Havana to reopen as new boutique hotel

A historic building in Old Havana is to be restored to its former glory after years of neglect and visible decay thanks to a new project that will see it converted into a shiny new deluxe hotel property that will be operated by Swiss luxury chain, Kempinski. If you'd like to find out more about what makes this centenarian structure so special, read my blog dedicated to its past, present and future.
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