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Travel in Style For Less

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There are many ways to save money travelling. One of them is to sling your mighty wardrobe into a backpack, travel by omnibus and rough it with the longhairs in shared dormitories with no minibars or room service. The other is to use booking web sites that offer discounted board and travel, but this can be a minefield that takes you to web sites that seem to get uglier and less trustworthy-looking. One can quickly end up on a web page that looks as though it were hosted from a rusty favela on a remote Caribbean island. The Chap is…

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Havana, Cuba

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There are a few cities in the world that carry so much weight of expectation and legend that you get goose bumps down your spine when you come in to land, but nothing had prepared me for the thrill of the pilot’s announcement on this Iberia flight: “Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to descend into Jose Marti International Airport, Havana.” Even before you land, revolution is in the air – or rather in the airport, named after the revolutionary who led the war for Cuba’s independence from the Spanish in 1895. Customs in Cuba, unlike its neighbour the United…

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