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Top 10 Cuba by Christopher Baker

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The Far East

Formerly known as Oriente, far-eastern Cuba is dominated by rugged mountains. The Sierra Maestra was the major base of Fidel Castro’s guerrilla army (for further details see War in the Sierra Maestra), and the Sierra Cristal and Sierra Purial comprise a wilderness of mountain rain forest and offer spectacular hiking and birding. The coastline is no less rugged with lovely beaches lining the shore of Holguín. Historic cities dot this corner of the republic; Santiago de Cuba – birthplace of the Revolution – teems with sites of cultural note while Baracoa is the country’s oldest city. Cuba’s African heritage is keenly felt in Santiago ...

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