Cuban cuisine draws on a number of influences, but menus are often constrained by a lack of ingredients. Here are five traditional dishes to watch out for.
While the name of this dish may translate as “old clothes,” it’s a lot tastier than you might think. Shredded beef in a tomato-based sauce might not sound elaborate, but it’s the simplicity that makes it so tasty.
You’ll find these everywhere around Cuba, and they’re well worth a try. With ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard, there’s taste and texture to spare. The best ones come pressed like a panini.
Look out for these potato balls on sale from small kiosks in towns and cities around the country. They are usually filled with a ground beef mixture, but you might also find them with cheese.
Fricase de Pollo
This chicken stew is simply delicious and a favorite on menus across the island. It’s a hearty affair that might seem a bit out of place in the Caribbean, but once you try it you’ll see why it’s so popular.
Pescado en Escabeche
Fish escabeche is another simple dish, but one to look out for if you get bored of the meat and chicken options. It’s slightly confusing why Cuban menus don’t feature too much fish given that the country is an island, so make the most of it when you see it.
It’s easy to blow through your travel budget on airfare, accommodations and food before you’ve factored in any downtime or entertainment. Skip the expensive attractions and look for free entertainment while traveling for a budget-friendly adventure.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Travelers looking for the world’s biggest parties tend to flock to the tiny Spanish island of Ibiza where world-renowned DJs play electronic music until the wee hours of the morning. But the island off the coast of Valencia and Barcelona has a lot more to offer than rousing parties and crazy nights followed by hazy mornings. If partying isn’t on your agenda, here are a few other ways to enjoy Ibiza.
Borgo Egnazia is more a small village than a hotel. The gorgeous fortified walls of the complex sit amid a picturesque backdrop of rolling hills and blue sea, and feels like something out of a fairytale. With its stunning views, luxurious accommodations and perfect placement near the seaside town of Savelletri, it’s no wonder the place is popular among celebrities.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.