The Caribbean

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The Undiscovered Dominican Republic

Mountains, mines, deserted beaches and the only vineyard in the Caribbean   – there is a side to the Dominican Republic most tourists don’t know about. Judith Baker takes to the country’s roads less travelled.

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The Meliá Cohiba Hotel, Havana

The Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana’s Vedado district differs from most other buildings in the capital. No faded colonial chic here. All sharp angles of stone

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Introduction to Haiti

I take a short flight to the capital Port Au Prince or PAP, as it’s known locally. The city was almost flattened by the devastating 2010 earthquake but I’m surprised to see little evidence.

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22nd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

One of the biggest cultural events in the Caribbean, this Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is unlike any other.

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Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. Havana

Standing proudly in the heart of old Havana almost within touching distance of the Capitol, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski is a symbol of how Cuba’s past and future stand side by side.

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Guide to Havana. 500 years of enchantment

I’m standing under an old silk-cotton tree in Arms Square in Old Havana. It was here under a tree like this that the city was founded on November 16, 1519.

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