Cars in Cuba You Should See Before You Die


Author: Kim Buddee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742579702
Category: Antique and classic cars
Page: 288
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Visitors to Cuba are enchanted by the music, the cigars and rum but above all they love those iconic classic American cars thundering along the crumbling streets of Havana and over the dusty bumpy roads of the island. In the first half of the 20th century Cuba was one of the greatest importers of American cars and by 1955 they numbered over one hundred and fifty five thousand. Kim Buddee's affectionate tribute to this Jurassic Park of motor vehicles captures the wide range of imports from pre WW2 through the glory days of the 1950s. Away from the motor museums and collectors' Concourses, here these classic vehicles appear warts an' all, strung together with duct tape and wire, hybrid models with odd hood ornaments and hand painted panels, some in motion and some broken down.

1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die


Author: Michael Bright
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835830
Category: Nature
Page: 960
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With the help of some of the world’s leading explorers, 1001 Natural Wonders circumnavigates the globe, traveling from arid deserts to frozen wastes, across grasslands and steppe, lakes and rivers, and from mountain tops to ocean depths. Each wonder has been selected for its grandeur and sheer natural beauty. This is the definitive guide to the most spectacular sights in the natural world, celebrating hundreds of millions of years of the Earth’s long and furious history. Some places are located in the remote wilderness, others just a bus ride from town, but whatever and wherever they are, they are rendered here with an inspiring immediacy. Entries are packed with information on the creation and development, location and spectacle of each phenomenon. 100 Natural Wonders is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind. For the would-be explorer, dedicated tourist, traveler, nature-lover, student, or simply for the inquisitive, this compilation of the world’s most amazing vistas and experiences is an absolute must, an insight into our planet’s priceless resources.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the second edition

Completely Revised and Updated with Over 200 New Entries
Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761168656
Category: Travel
Page: 1200
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The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.

What You Need to Know Before You Travel to Cuba

Cuba Traveler’s Guide to Make the Most Out of Your Trip
Author: The Non Fiction Author
Publisher: The Non Fiction Author via PublishDrive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 77
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Break up the beach time and go see the sites, immerse yourself in the culture. This may be an island, but there is more than just seeing and experiencing the island life. It goes without saying that Cuba has a tumultuous past. There are landmarks and scars which have marked this country perhaps forever, but these marks and scars are what make Cuba such an amazing place.Head off to downtown Havanna Vieja and pull up a seat at a sidewalk café. You are sure to feel as if you are in another time and in a way you are, as not much has changed here for over fifty years. We have all seen the iconic pictures of the old automobiles which still cruise the streets of many Cuban cities in style today. What you will find inside: Why You Will Fall In Love With Cuba Welcome to Cuba! Planning Your Trip In Advance (Itineraries, Costs, Weather) Cuban Immersion (Language, Culture, Manners) Let's Go to Havanna! (Iconic Experiences, Transport, Nightlife) Neighborhoods of Havana Cuban Cities Most People Don't Even Get Know (But You Will!) The Most Beautiful Cuban Beaches And More...

Cuba Travel Guide 2017

Must-see attractions, wonderful hotels, excellent restaurants, valuable tips and so much more!
Author: T Turner
Publisher: T Turner
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The Cuba 2017 Travel Guide is the most up-to-date, reliable and complete guide to this wonderful place. Travelers will find everything they need for an unforgettable visit presented in a convenient and easy-to-use format. Includes quick information on planning a visit, navigating the location, experiencing Cuban culture and exploring the beauty of Cuba. Also includes a Spanish phrasebook to help you communicate with the locals. Cuba, a large Caribbean island nation under communist rule, is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars and rum. Its colorful capital, Havana, features well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture within its 16th-century core, Old Havana, loomed over by the pre-revolutionary Capitolio. Salsa emanates from the city's dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana.

Cuba


Author: Fiona McAuslan,Matthew Norman
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858289038
Category: Travel
Page: 585
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Provides information for travelers to Cuba on resorts, lodging, restaurants, transportation, currency, history, and culture.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Kuba

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Author: Brendan Sainsbury,Luke Waterson
Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
ISBN: 3575440379
Category: Travel
Page: 400
View: 7867
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Lonely Planet E-Books für dein Smartphone, Tablet oder E-Book Reader! Spare Gewicht im Gepäck und nutze viele praktische Feature auf deiner nächsten Reise: - Navigiere schnell und einfach im E-Book mit unseren hilfreichen Links - Weblinks führen dich direkt zu weiteren Infos - Offline-Karten (inkl. Zoom) + Google Maps Links zeigen dir den Weg NEU:Karten mit einem Klick downloaden, ausdrucken, mitnehmen oder speichern – vermeide Roaming im Ausland! - Durchsuche den Text in Sekunden nach beliebigen Stichworten - Mache Notizen und Lesezeichen und erstelle dir ganz einfach einen individuellen Reiseplan E-Book basiert auf: 7. Auflage 2018 Mit dem Lonely Planet Kuba auf eigene Faust durch ein komplexes Land ausWidersprüchen und Faszination. Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 600 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit dem unbekannten Kuba? In Matanzas gibt es keine bequemen Sonnenliegen und keine überfrachteten Büffets. Aber vielleicht trifft man auf Musikliebhaber, die den gleichen Geschmack haben wie man selbst - man muss nur nach ihnen suchen. Oder lieber nach den Pirates of the Caribbean suchen? Kuba war im 16. Und 17 Jh. Ein Anziehungspunkt für Piraten. Die Festungen von Havanna birgt vier der schönsten Beispiele für die Militärarchitektur des 16. Jhs. und sind in ihrem fast ursprünglichen Zustand erhalten. Wer es live und musikalisch mag darf die Casas de la Musica nicht verpassen. Sie sind DIE Wahl für trendige Musik und ziehen große Namen wie Los Van Van an. Wo übernachten und essen? Für jedes Reiseziel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 21 Top- Highlights Kubas, Specials zu den Themen: Spaziergang durch Havanna / Architektur in Wort und Bild / Tipps für Aktivitäten / Kunst und Musik, Reiserouten, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Kuba ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.

Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile

On the Road in Cuba
Author: Richard Schweid
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807828922
Category: Transportation
Page: 239
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A car-centered history of life on Cuba over the past century explores how vintage U.S.-made cars long extinct in the U.S. and held together with mechanical ingenuity and willpower provide a common representation of Cuba.

Railway Locomotives and Cars


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroad engineering
Page: N.A
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Cuba


Author: Simon Calder,Emily Hatchwell
Publisher: Vacation-Work
ISBN: 9781854582218
Category: Travel
Page: 364
View: 3233
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This is a guide for travellers visiting Cuba, giving information on beaches, bars, music, money, restaurants and railways. The book also includes details of the cheapest and best ways to reach Cuba, avoiding crooks and con-men, booking the best-value hotels, renting bicycles and finding free health-care. The book is aimed at both independent travellers and those on organized trips to Cuba.

Adventures in Havana Cuba


Author: Vivien Lougheed
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1588438473
Category:
Page: 192
View: 4785
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We travel to grow OCo our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise OCo sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. aa Cuba is a country of surprises, where new mixes with old to create a jumble of colors, sounds and smells. It's a destination like no other. And here is the best guide. The author tells you about this amazing land, the people that call it home and their history and culture. Detailed city maps are keyed to show the location of sights, hotels and restaurants. Town and regional maps, color photos.a These useful guides are highly recommended... Library Journal.a This signature Hunter series targets travelers eager to explore the destination. Extensively researched and offering the very latest information, Adventure Guides are written by knowledgeable, experienced authors. The focus is on outdoor activities - hiking, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, downhill skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, backpacking, and waterskiing, among others - and these user-friendly books provide all the details you need, including prices. The best local outfitters are listed, along with contact numbers, addresses and recommendations. A comprehensive introductory section provides background on history, geography, climate, culture, when to go, transportation and planning. These very readable guides then take a region-by-region approach, plunging into the very heart of each area and the adventures offered, giving a full range of accommodations, shopping, restaurants for every budget, and festivals. Cuba is a jewel, a sparkling diamond surrounded by the blue-green waters of the Caribbean. Like all Caribbean Islands, it has palm trees dotting the white coral beaches. It has trade winds cooling the effects of the tropical sun. It has classy hotels and first-rate restaurants. But you can get that anywhere in the tropics. Where Cuba is unique is in its culture. In fact, Cuba is music. You can travel nowhere on the island without hearing the beat of a drum or the strum of a guitar. To accompany the music, locals indulge in the pleasure of dancing from the time they can walk until the time they die. A Cuban without music is like a drunk without booze. Although tourism plays a big role in the economy of Cuba, tourists in the past have been confined to the all-inclusive resorts where contact with the people was restricted. Now, however, visitors can stay inacasasaparticulares, homes that have been inspected by the government so standards are acceptable, and can order meals atapaladars, selected homes that are permitted to feed up to 12 customers, including foreigners, at a time. Tourists can travel on public transportation or rent cars so they can visit some of the farther reaches of Cuba. The intermingling of Cuban people and foreigners makes for an interesting vacation. During the day it is fun to sit on a balcony of aacasa particularaand watch children play on the streets. They will unabashedly entertain you for hours (especially if they know you are watching) playing baseball with a stick and stone covered in string or performing a symphony with imaginary instruments. I watched one group pretend that they were New York fashion models. It was more fun than watching any American sit-com. The kids' script was original. Talking to Cubans is also a treat. One reason is that they are educated. Youngsters know where Belgium or Canada is located and will come up with questions that may stump you. Adults like to exchange information or discuss politics (at the moment, yours not theirs). They love to compare cultures and show off their country. They love to poke fun and laugh. Cuba is music and Havana, with its 2.2 million people, is the center where a traveler could easily spend a month poking around, never seeing the same thing twice and all the while moving to the rhythm of the music. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, Havana has museums, parks, restaurants, concert halls, shops and forts and other restored colonial buildings. Accenting all this is music."

Back to Cuba

The Return of the Butterflies
Author: Elio F. Beltran
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462825646
Category: Fiction
Page: 374
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Xlibris, the leading print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of a new special edition of Back to Cuba: The Return of the Butterflies, an engaging book written by multi-awarded authored Elio F. Beltran. The text tells a story that evolves around real personalities of the process including a brief revealing encounter with the then student leader Fidel Castro. Readers will meet Michael, the protagonist chosen by the author for this true story that in itself goes beyond an apparent fictional novel to become not only the love story that it is, but brings fresh insight into the contemporary history of Cuba in spite of the fact that, as the author have said, he has not intended to write neither a political nor a history book. He nonetheless develops into the life within the process, as a participant first, including peripheral accounts of guerilla warfare, and his life as an exiled artist in the United States. After forty-two years of his exile, he reaches a poignant decision of going back to Cuba to witness the dramatic changes of places and people that he can barely recognize after all the years. His exploits will also give readers provocative insight about the contemporary dilemma of the Cuban exile community as well as the challenges confronting the new US government of Barack Obama. With the recent developments on both the United States and Cuba, Back to Cuba: The Return of the Butterflies is easily the most timely book to read. In light of policy changes from both nations, this book clearly defines how much has changed.

Change Up

An Oral History of 8 Key Events That Shaped Baseball
Author: Larry Burke,Peter Thomas Fornatale,Jim Baker
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594861897
Category: Music
Page: 304
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Change Up is every fan’s box-seat ticket to a remarkable baseball event: a round-table conversation among the participants themselves about pivotal developments that changed the game, from the 1960s to today. Here, through the eyes and words of star players like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Ichiro Suzuki, baseball legends like Cal Ripken, Earl Weaver, and Jim Bouton, and award-winning writers like David Marainiss, Bob Lipsyte, and Robert Whiting who reported the stories, are vivid and very personal accounts of some of the most important happenings in the history of the sport. How did the game change with the creation of the players union, the hiring of Frank Robinson as the first black manager, the rise of Latin and Japanese players? From the return of National League baseball to New York to the publication of Ball Four, these are fascinating stories viewed from a unique perspective. Even the most rabid and informed fans will find much that is new in these pages—and they will emerge with a greater understanding and appreciation of the game they love.

Cuban Identity and the Angolan Experience


Author: C. Peters
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137119284
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
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Exploring the cultural politics of Cuba's epic military engagement in the Angolan civil war, this book narrates the transformation of Cuban national identity from Latin African to Caribbean through the experience of internationalism in Angola.

Sailing to Hemingway's Cuba


Author: David Schaefer
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091106
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 269
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The color, mystique and irrepressible spirit of Cuba come alive as the author sails to the old haunts of his lifelong hero, Ernest Hemmingway.

Shadow Over The Caribbean


Author: William Stegall
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469713705
Category: Fiction
Page: 372
View: 9185
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This book continues with the adventures of Briggs Chester as his employer and friend, Dan Mallory, again hand him a complex and dangerous assignment. As Briggs is vacationing on Key Biscayne, a small and wealthy enclave just miles from downtown Miami, Dan arranges a meeting in Miami to discuss a special assignment. At the same time, on the Caribbean Island of Aruba, a Cuban Intelligence officer, Major Ramon Garcia, is approaching a beautiful agent of Cuba, Monique Von Steuban, to undertake a sensitive operation for the Cuban Intelligence Service. This operation, initiated at the direct order of Fidel Castro, will involve money, love, and cocaine. The Miami-Cuban National Federation, in Miami, has been aware that the Cuban Government had been stockpiling massive quantities of cocaine in Cuba which was being held as a reserve much like other Nations stockpiled gold. Their intent is to use Briggs Chester to convince the Cuban Government that he is a drug dealer with one hundred millions dollars available to purchase cocaine. The Cuban government, in dire need of hard currency will put together a plan to sell Chester the cocaine for his money. Fidel will take direct charge of the operation which will take place on a island in the Bahama chain. A fast moving story that culminates in the middle of a hurricane on the small Caribbean Island of Great Inagua.

The Rough Guide to Cuba


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Wings of the Sphinx


Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330540548
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The Wings of the Sphinx is the eleventh book in the wickedly funny Inspector Montalbano series by Italian author, Andrea Camilleri. Things are not going well for Inspector Montalbano. His long-distance relationship with Livia is on the rocks, he feels himself getting even older and he's growing tired of the violence in his job. Then the dead body of a young woman is found in an illegal dump, with half her face missing. Her identity at first unknown; a tattoo of a sphinx moth on her left shoulder links her with three other girls bearing the same mark, all recent Russian immigrants to Italy. Victims of an underworld sex trade, these girls have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a Catholic charity organization. The problem is, the other girls can't help Montalbano with his enquiries. They are all missing. As his investigations progresses, it seems that not everyone wants Montalbano to discover what really lies behind the organization's charitable façade. And not only does Montalbano have a case to solve, he has a demanding stomach to feed, and he must save his foundering relationship with Livia . . . The Wings of the Sphinx is followed by the twelfth gripping mystery, The Track of Sand.

1000 Places To See Before You Die

Die neue Lebensliste für den Weltreisenden
Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783957334466
Category:
Page: 1200
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The Cuban Connection

Operation Sugar Cane
Author: Donna Marie Robie
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595798888
Category: Fiction
Page: 392
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THE MAN: Has Juan Martianos taken the phrase, "What can you do for your country?" to the extreme? How does a patriotic, Cuban sugar cane plantation owner end up in America as a high-ranking comrade in the A.C.P., and just how far will he go for the love of his country? THE COUNTRY: Beginning with marauding pirates, fierce Spanish conquistadors, greedy American capitalists, corrupt tyrants and Communists-at what price does the "Jewel of the Antilles," a beautiful, vibrant, but hostile country, whose motto is "Homeland or Death," get robbed time, after time, of its freedom? THE OPERATION: Masterminded by a man who is himself an orphan, how does an American-based orphanage, housing Cuban refugee boys, perform acts of treason against the powerful U.S.? THE CHILDREN: In a country whose advertised slogan is "Nada de muy importante de nino,"-why must children pay for their fathers' sins? Meet Sara Martin, the beautiful daughter who is about to become entangled in the tumultuous, parallel relationship between Cuba and the United States.