CUBA: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING

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CUBA: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING

Cuba is a history-rich destination which, like all travels, will open your eyes and view of the world like probably never before. You will find that the rumors you have heard about this destination are true. It does feel like time in Cuba stopped in early 1959 when Fidel’s revolution succeeded and Batista had to flee the country. Here are the things you need to know if you are traveling to Cuba for the first time and are planning to explore farther than the all-inclusive hotels.

Everything you need to know before traveling to Cuba

You will most likely need a Visa for Cuba

The first thing to check before traveling to Cuba is if you need a Visa. You can do so here before traveling to Cuba if you need a Visa although only a few countries are exempt. You need to get a Tourist Visa from an agency or the Cuban embassy directly.

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THE GRID LONDON

THE GRID LONDON
The Grid London

The Grid is another creation from the Lollipop team described as “an immersive Black Mirror/Dystopia inspired escape experience”. Having enjoyed ABQ and The Bletchley I knew I was up for a very fun evening.  

We arrived at its location close to Southwark and were given our attire for the evening: futuristic silver jackets.

Our role was to play a member of The Grid; a secret society of individuals working to safeguard humanity’s future against machines. Our job was to infiltrate the NeoSight, the company responsible for the AI.

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LONDON’S 2019 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE CHRISTMAS SPOTS

LONDON'S MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE CHRISTMAS SPOTS
LONDON'S 2019 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE CHRISTMAS SPOTS
London’s 2019 Most Instagrammable Christmas Spots: The Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle

London is one of the most amazing places to visit every Christmas. The list of things to do just gets longer and longer every year, so prioritisation is key! Below are the most beautiful and therefore instagrammable Christmas spots in London for this year. Many of this are reopen every year for the time around Christmas but some don’t so I’ll make sure to keep the list updated!

London’s Christmas Markets

LONDON'S 2019 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE CHRISTMAS SPOTS
London’s 2019 Most Instagrammable Christmas Spots: Winter Wonderland
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Winter Wonderland

Every year Winter Wonderland, London’s biggest Christmas market, opens in Hyde Park. The market has a multitude of festive food stalls, restaurants, fun rides, and over 200 wooden cabins selling Christmas gifts and crafts. Amongst the rides, there is a giant observation wheel where you can get great views of London, an outdoor ice rink, rollercoasters, carrousels, and more. There is also a Bavarian village which is a German style Christmas market.

I have Winter Wonderland at the top of the list because it’s one you must not miss. Best time to visit is early morning and late evening on weekdays. Entrance is free, but food and rides are paid.

Check Winter Wonderland’s website for opening times.

The Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle

This is a Nordic inspired Christmas pop up in London within Broadgate Circle in Liverpool Street. Its layout changes every year but it always has beautiful snow covered pine trees and a lighted arch. It gets really busy on weekdays after work as there are lots of offices around.

Check The Winter Forest at Broadgate website for opening times.

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BERMONDSEY BEER MILE: LONDON’S CRAFT BEER CRAWL

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Bermondsey Beer Mile
Bermondsey Beer Mile

Disclaimer: I wrote this article on the Bermondsey Beer Mile as I was starting my travel + London blog and it became insanely popular. As such, I will update it every 2 months as there are more and more breweries appearing in the area by the minute. The last updated date is at the top of the article.

Are you a beer fan and a londoner? Or maybe just a beer fan visiting the city? Then you must not miss the Bermondsey Beer Mile!

Turns out that Bermondsey has become the hub for microbreweries in London. And the good news for you is that they open as taprooms so you can go taste their golden liquid right from the brewery. What’s even better is that they are conveniently located in a straight line over a mile. Hence why it’s called the Bermondsey Beer Mile. That, my friend, makes the perfect beer crawl.

Scared of getting hungry? Well fear not. There are also three food markets conveniently located along the Bermondsey Beer Mile. I’ve created a map for you to follow and I’ll walk you through the whole thing.

Don’t want to do this on your own? Luckily the folks at UK Brewery Tours have got you covered with three amazing tours of the Bermondsey Beer Mile area:

  • Bermondsey Microbrewery Experience: My top pick! Visit a number of breweries on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, learn about how beer is made, tour the equipment, speak to the brewers and sample the beers straight from the taproom. It’s been going on since 2014 and the guides are super knowledgeable: I did it with beer writer Des de Moor.
  • Bermondsey Beer Tasting Tour: A guiding tasting tour of three of the Bermondsey Beer Mile venues listed below.
  • Bermondsey Cheese Meat and Beer Tour: For those who want some food paired with their beer!
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