The jewel in Cuba's conservation crown, the Gardens of the Queen, has been awarded a top gong by a prestigious American NGO.
Author - Claire Boobbyer
Claire Boobbyer is a freelance travel writer who writes travel features for the UK national press as well as international media, mostly about Cuba, Vietnam and Laos. She's also written articles about Central America, South America, and Morocco. As a travel guide she's led tours for Smithsonian Journeys, National Geographic Expeditions, and New York Times Journeys among others. Claire is the author of the newly published Havana Pocket Precincts Guide (Hardie Grant) as well as the last three editions of Frommer's Cuba. She's been visiting Cuba for 20 years and the island is her second home.
Now, 100 years later, young Cubans have their hearts set on a cultural project to breathe new life into the former chocolate town.
François Carlo Antommarchi, Napoleon's private doctor, died with his luggage packed with Napoleon possessions while in Santiago de Cuba.