Charmed by the old country

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Trinidad, a small coastal town in the south of Cuba

No, it’s not too late to go. Cuba remains a cultural outlier and an illuminating experience for the travel-weary. Siobhán Brett was captivated by this country of contrasts

The string of police checkpoints outside Havana was punctuated by hitchhikers hopefully extending folded peso notes to passing cars. Our 1954 Pontiac was – for four residents of New York City, at least – at capacity, a state interpreted by waiting Cubans as having adequate space for two or three more passengers.

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