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Discovering Cuba

An informative evening for those planning their first trip to Cuba. Network with exhibitors, share plans with fellow travellers and ask questions of our expert panel.

Are you a regular traveller with itchy feet and uncertain of your next destination? Are you someone who has always wished to visit Cuba but hasn't yet had the opportunity? Join us to find out the must-see sights and unique attractions of this culturally rich Caribbean island. Our experts will provide insider tips on how to soak up the culture and experience everything Cuba has to offer, whether your time is limited to a few days or if you have several weeks to immerse yourself in Cuban life.

Our series of Discovering Places travel evenings aims to inspire responsible travel to areas of the world that are remote, have only recently become accessible or that are rapidly changing. Each evening features an expert panel who give short illustrated talks on their experiences of the destination, followed by audience/panel discussion for potential first-time travellers to put their own questions to our experts. Following the Q+A, attendees are encouraged to network and share plans over a glass of wine and visit the exhibitor stands for further logistical expertise, travel ideas and inspiration.

About our panel:

Claire Boobbyer is a freelance travel writer, editor, photographer and Cubaphile who first arrived in Havana in 1998. Claire leads tours, writes about Cuba for the national press and contributes to a dozen travel guides to the island, including 2013 publications Rough Guide Cuba and DK’s Eyewitness Cuba.

Dr Stephen Wilkinson first visited Cuba in 1986 and has been travelling to and writing about the island ever since. Stephen is Chairman of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba and Editor of the International Journal of Cuban Studies, he consults on a variety of media projects related to the island and leads tours for academic study groups and exchanges. Stephen lectures on Cuban politics, culture and history, is author of Detective fiction in Cuban society and culture and has written numerous articles about Cuban society.

Our panel and exhibitors will share their experiences, travel inspiration, practical advice and up-to-date knowledge so that you can plan your trip. Some of Cuba’s charming individuality could soon be diluted by modernisation and potential political change, making the country a current must-see destination.


Claire Boobbyer | talks
Dr Stephen Wilkinson | talks


Date and Time:

15 October 2014 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore
0207 591 3100

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RGS-IBG members £10, non-members £15. (Tickets include wine and an information pack.)

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