Australia is a beautiful country with a vibrant wild life and pristine natural environments. Cuba is a country with a difficult past, which is finally opening up to the outside world and welcoming tourists.
Your travel experience in these two countries will contrast and can represent two ends of a spectrum. If you live in Australia and wish for a completely different holiday experience you should think about taking a trip to Cuba. You will be pleasantly surprised by this country that is strikingly different and at the same time quite similar to your homeland. To elaborate, here are some reasons to plan a Cuba holidays from Australia.
Experiencing a different way of life
A trip to Cuba will take you to a completely different way of life. Escape the high rise buildings of Sydney or Melbourne and take in the old architecture while exploring the streets of Havana. These beautiful old buildings will make you feel nostalgic for an era gone by and give you plenty of Instagram opportunities as well. You can also try out the local cuisine. Cuba, just like Australia, is a melting pot of different cultures and their food represents that. Cuban food has Spanish and African influences. Therefore if you do take a Cuba holiday from Australia you might find yourself trying out numerous different dishes from the wide variety that they have to offer.
Dive into the pool of Cuba’s vibrant art and culture
Step out of your comfort zone and experience Cuba’s culture. Cuba has its own unique styles of music and dancing. It is also home to vibrant literature with many accounts of its difficult past being depicted in novels and “tell all’s.” You will also find artists who create beautiful paintings that reflect Cuba’s energetic and colorful nature. Therefore when you visit Cuba don’t forget to explore this rich pool of art, books and music. They would also be great souvenirs or tokens to take home for friends and family.
Enjoy wildlife that is unique to a different part of the world
Cubas wildlife, although not as well known as Australian wildlife, is another reason you should visit it. Just like Australia, Cuba is home to strange and unique creatures that you won’t find anywhere else. Trade in the koala bear, the platypus and the kangaroo – such well known icons of the best of what Australian wildlife has to offer – for some animals you will only find in this part of the world such as the colorful Trogan, Cuba’s national bird, or the strange Cuban ground Iguana or the Cuban Solenodon.