Trivia Thursday: Cuba

Each Thursday, Anywhere Anytime Journeys will bring you some fun trivia about travel and tourism. This week, our topic is Cuba.

Home to about 11 million people, Cuba, or the Republic of Cuba, is a group of islands in the Caribbean. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, Cuba is fast becoming a tourist hotspot for people from all over the world. Here are some interesting Cuba facts related to its history, geography, culture, etc.

  • From the air, the island of Cuba resembles a crocodile or alligator and so Cuba is often referred to in Spanish as “El Cocodrilo” or “El Caimá”.
  • The main island of Cuba is surrounded by four other groups of islands. The four islands are the Carnaguey, the Canarreos, the Jardines de la Reina and the Colorados.
  • Cuba is renown for its music, bands play everywhere in the capital Havana. The main musical form is called son, which is a combination of upbeat rhythms with classical guitar.
  • In a traditional Cuban meal the food is not served in courses, instead all the food is served at the same time.
  • The game of dominoes is extremely popular in Cuba.
  • The country has become a major tourist spot and attracts around two million visitors per year. It has a number of beaches, colonial architecture, favorable climate and a rich cultural history to invite tourists from all over the world. It had the most number of tourists all around the Caribbean between 1915 and 1920.

Check out our The Travel Magazine Online and the article about Cuba here!

[SOURCES: Buzzle and Science Kids]


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