Here’s my tip to you: do not go to Cuba during their winter season. A couple of years ago my friends and I went to Varadero, Cuba at the end of January and the weather was terrible. Having a towel wrapped around my head and shivering on an empty beach was not my idea of a warm holiday! Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to Havana but Varadero was still a nice day trip. I have long forgotten the food, but I do remember how wonderful the people were; full of passion and grace.