Paperback. Pub Date :2011-09-01 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher: DK Publishing The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cuba is your indispensible...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2011-09-01 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher: DK Publishing The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cuba is your indispensible guide to this exciting country. This fully updated guide includes hand-drawn cutaways. floorplans and reconstructions of Cubas must-see sites. plus street-by-street maps of all its cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has to offer. DKs Eyewitness Travel Guide Cuba will help you to discover Cuba region by region; from the liveliness of the capital city Havana to the tranquillity of the Caribbean beaches in Western Cuba. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels. restaurants. bars and shops for all budgets. whilst detailed comprehensive information will help you to get around. whether by train. c...
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cuba - Christopher Baker
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-11-01 Pages: 144 Language: English Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Travel Guid DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cuba will lead you...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-11-01 Pages: 144 Language: English Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Travel Guid DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cuba will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether youre looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights. or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - theres even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each. as well as recommendations for hotels. bars and places to shop. Youll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cuba and its FREE pull-out map.DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Cuba-showing you what others only tell you.
Cuba twin-centre holiday, Havana & Varadero, Caribbean - save 30%
Your holiday starts at the NH Capri Hotel in Havana, where you'll be staying for three nights in a Standard room, breakfast included.Afterwards you will be...... more
Your holiday starts at the NH Capri Hotel in Havana, where you'll be staying for three nights in a Standard room, breakfast included.Afterwards you will be transferred to the Blau Varadero, where you'll be staying for seven nights in a Standard room, on an all-inclusive basis. Here, you will receive a bottle of sparkling wine, as well as a romantic dinner, a 30-minute massage per couple and a turn down service and a complimentary room upgrade to Ocean-view room (subject to availability).This offer is available for departures between May and October 2014 and is based on two adults only.Flights are included from London Gatwick to Havana. 10kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as coach airport transfers.The discount:We advertise this offer at up to 30% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:On 25/08/2014, (leaving from London Gatwick), two people may book the holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,499 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £2,141 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 30%.The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 10/04/2014.The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for The Holiday Place with ATOL number 3101 and your contract is with that company. You'll find contact details for The Holiday Place in your booking confirmation.
Gangsterismo:The United States, Cuba and the Mafia from 1933 to 1966 - Jack Colhoun
"A breakthrough: [Colhoun] casts light upon one of the darkest recesses of a dark history . . . and reveals in the process that film and fiction have actually...... more
"A breakthrough: [Colhoun] casts light upon one of the darkest recesses of a dark history . . . and reveals in the process that film and fiction have actually only scratched the surface of a sordid story." -Louis A. Pérez, Jr., editor, Cuban Journal; professor of history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"Colhoun damningly documents the pathetic, incompetent and sometimes comic, but always inappropriate and anti-democratic, attempts by the CIA and/or its confederates, working in tandem with members of the mob, to assassinate Castro and overthrow the Cuban revolution." -Victor S. Navasky, publisher emeritus, The Nation; professor, Columbia University Graduate School of JournalismThe result of 18 years' research at national archives and presidential libraries in Kansas, Maryland, Texas, and Massachusetts, here is the story of the making and unmaking of a gangster state in Cuba. In the early 1930s, mobster Meyer Lansky sowed the seeds of gangsterismo when he won Cuban strongman Fulgencio Batista's support for a mutually beneficial arrangement: the North American Mafia were to share the profits from a future colony of casinos, hotels, and nightclubs with Batista, his inner circle, and senior Cuban Army and police officers. In return, Cuban authorities allowed the Mafia to operate its establishments without interference. Over the next twenty-five years, a gangster state took root in Cuba as Batista, other corrupt Cuban politicians, and senior Cuban army and police officers got rich. All was going swimmingly until a handful of revolutionaries upended the neat arrangement: and the CIA, Cuban counterrevolutionaries, and the Mafia joined forces to attempt the overthrow of Castro.
Hardcover. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 384 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated A beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist turns his PEN to the real people and...... more
Hardcover. Pub Date: 2011 Pages: 384 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated A beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist turns his PEN to the real people and places that have influenced his life and literature. A comprehensive look into the mind of a writer.Born in Manhattan's Morningside Heights to Cuban immigrants in 1951. Oscar Hijuelos introduces readers to the colorful circumstances of his upinging. The son of a Cuban hotel worker and exuberant poetry-writing mother. his story. played out against the backdrop of a working-class neighborhood. takes on an even richer dimension when his relationship with his family and culture changes forever. During a sojourn with his mother in pre-Castro Cuba. he catches a disease that sends him into a Dickensian home for terminally ill children . The yearlong stay estranges him from the very language and people he had so loved.With a ...
Rich in Russia (Penguin Mini Modern Classics) - John Updike
'There, in Russia five years ago, when Cuba had been taken out of the oven to cool and Vietnam was still coming to a simmer, Bech did find a quality of life -...... more
'There, in Russia five years ago, when Cuba had been taken out of the oven to cool and Vietnam was still coming to a simmer, Bech did find a quality of life - impoverished yet ceremonial, shabby yet ornate, sentimental, embattled, and avuncular-reminiscent of his neglected Jewish past'. In these two short stories, Updike's brilliant observational acuity is matched by a light, comic touch. The writer Henry Bech travels to Europe on a hapless cultural exchange, first to Russia, where he struggles to spend his money when everything - from his meals to his bugged hotel room - is already paid for, and then to Rumania. This book includes "Rich In Russia", Foreword, "Bech in Rumania", Appendix A and Appendix B.
BAHAMAS Nassau is the capital of the island of New Providence which is one of the many islands of the Bahaman archipelago that extends for almost a thousand...... more
BAHAMAS Nassau is the capital of the island of New Providence which is one of the many islands of the Bahaman archipelago that extends for almost a thousand kilometres between Cuba and Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. New Providence is the commercial and political centre and is more commonly known as the Bahamas. Built between 1805 and 1813 in typical American southern style, the pink-coloured buildings of Parliament Square are the headquarters of the Bahamian government. In front of the white columned Neo-Classical parliament building is a noble statue of the English queen, Victoria, as a young girl. The colourful Caribbean Straw Market is a lively place. There are lots of fascinating things to see including skilful craftsmen who carve traditional objects from mahogany. Bags, baskets and hats made of straw are offered as souvenirs. Along the coast there are several caves in which pirates once hid their ill-gotten gains or argued over buried treasure. During the Stone Age the Arawak Indians lived in the caves. Cable Beach boasts a multitude of exquisite modern hotel complexes that cater for every need and several of them possess a casino. Naturally, each has its own lavish bathing areas and a vast choice of exciting entertainment. Thus it's not too difficult to understand why British secret agent 007 often chose these islands for his investigations! The Bahamas: the very name conjures up remote sandy beaches and turquoise blue water, romantic sunsets and tropical nights. A place where fantastic dreams become wonderful reality.
...I thought this was the best hotel I've ever stayed in Cuba. We stayed here in June 2007 and had the best holiday ever. Havana is steeped in history and the local people couldn't be more friendly.
The hotel is one of the best on the island and I would highly recommend anyone to stay at this hotel. it has a central location and has very high standards in terms of cleanliness and helpfulness...
Advantages: Friendly pub. Disadvantages: Sometimes trouble.
...Cuba is a pub in the middle of Plymouth, and it is to be found on the street that is called North Hill. This is to be found leading away from the Drake Circus shopping centre towards Mutley Plain, and is to be found right opposite the University of Plymouth.
It is open from around lunchtime until at least one or two o?clock in the morning, and is very popular with both students and locals...
Advantages: The sun, the sea and the sand. Disadvantages: This isn't the real Cuba.
...and the travel representative assured us that the resort was very safe. Cuban people are treated very harshly by the law, so it isn't within their interests to attack tourists.
I found that when I was packing to leave the hotel, staff asked me for shorts, t-shirts and toiletries. They are very poor and I was happy to help. However, you shouldn't see much begging around the resort - you will only really...