I bought a ticket to Cuba in 1998 when Fidel Castro promised a Christmas Day holiday after a 30-year ban. The holiday itself was a tinsel-free affair, but I heard live music and caught a glimpse of Castro in the main square at Santiago de Cuba as he toasted the 40th anniversary of his revolution. Since that first trip, I’ve danced, drunk, dived, fished, hiked, cycled and driven around Cuba. I’ve had my fortune told and portrait painted, ridden vintage American cars with no seats, picked up a spent bullet in the Bay of Pigs, and paraded through Havana on a giant fibre-glass stiletto. Cuba is utterly bonkers and I love it, as do those who come in search of an offbeat sunny break. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution but it’s not all austerity and rationed food. Since a change to private business rules almost a decade ago, this Caribbean island now offers holidaymakers swanky apartments in colonial villas, rural hideaways, beach getaways, bike … [Read more...] about The Cuban holiday revolution: It’s still got its crazy charm, but visitors are discovering a new side to the Caribbean island… luxury!
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Beach BBQs, ocean sunsets and a trip to Stingray City: Antigua and Peter Island make a big impression on Rory Bremner By Rory Bremner Published: 09:55 BST, 11 February 2014 | Updated: 18:27 BST, 4 March 2014 e-mail 1k shares 9 View Even with the plethora of medium and long-haul destinations available to today’s discerning travellers, there’s still something special about the Caribbean - that collection of islands cast like a string of pearls into the sea between the Americas.The islands offer many contrasts: from the exclusive, super-rich haunts of St Barth’s and Mustique to those playboy tax-havens and cruise-ship magnets St Thomas and St Maarten; from the smoky, sultry, Latin American passion of Cuba and Puerto Rico to the yacht-friendly breezes of the Grenadines or the steel-drum, calypso exuberance of the cricketing West Indies.Palm-fringed beaches? Ocean sunsets? Rum punch and Pina Coladas? Get in. Jewel in the Caribbean's crown: Rory Bremner … [Read more...] about Beach BBQs, ocean sunsets and a trip to Stingray City: Antigua and Peter Island make a big impression on Rory Bremner
The end of the second world war and its immediate aftermath in Britain is today mythologised – on the left and the right – as a time when the country pulled together amid hardship. There is truth in that, but as Daniel Sonabend’s lively account of an overlooked episode in political history reveals, it also had its vicious side. Britain’s home-grown fascists, who had never quite ceased activity during the war, even after scores of them were interned under Defence Regulation 18B in 1940, were quick to rebuild their networks and resume street activity. It wasn’t long before Oswald Mosley, the former leader of the British Union of Fascists, reappeared with a new party, the Union Movement. It continued the old tactic of trying to stir up resentment against Jews in working-class neighbourhoods, by holding rallies at such places as Ridley Road market in Dalston, east London, then still the centre of a large Jewish community. The fascists believed their ideas … [Read more...] about We Fight Fascists by Daniel Sonabend review – sabotage and street scuffles
With less than one month until the Disney Plus streaming service launches on November 12, the studio revealed the 600 titles that will be waiting for fans. The studio just unleashed an epic Twitter thread revealing all of the movies and TV shows that will be available when the service launches. For those who have several hours to kill, the Disney YouTube has debuted a three hour and 17 minute video with clips of every Disney Plus title. New titles: With less than one month until the Disney Plus streaming service launches on November 12, the studio revealed the 600 titles that will be waiting for fans 'It. Is. Time. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12, read the first tweet in the thread. The first title revealed is, fittingly, Disney's first ever feature film, the 1937 classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Star Wars Resistance … [Read more...] about Disney Plus unveils its massive lineup of over 600 movies and TV shows… spanning nearly 100 years of content
She spent the previous day enjoying the sights at Disneyland with her mother Christie Brinkley. Sailor Brinkley-Cook was on point Monday as she hit the red carpet ahead of a Disney-themed Dancing With The Stars episode in Los Angeles. The 21–year–old model styled herself after a family-friendly classic with her Cinderella-channeling gown. Disney night! Sailor Brinkley-Cook, 21, was on point Monday as she hit the red carpet ahead of a Disney-themed Dancing With The Stars episode in Los Angeles Sailor flashed her winning smile as she twirled around in her power blue dress, which featured a voluminous sheer skirt. The 5ft9in beauty's look featured a glittering midriff covered in silver sequins and rhinestones. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Nikki Bella flashes her six pack while twin Brie dons a red... Dancing With The Stars: Ally Brooke earns first nines of... James Van Der Beek poses with his wife and five children in... Christie Brinkley, 65, is a … [Read more...] about Sailor Brinkley-Cook channels old-school Disney glamour with her picture-perfect Cinderella gown from the Dancing With The Stars red carpet