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Holguin

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Travel editor Simon Calder recalls the small-scale delights of Holguin in Cuba, a city very different to the capital, Havana.

It's over the mountains, it has no major roads, it's too dangerous, or tourists don't get it at all. Five writers with a desire for travel or living elsewhere, recall a city that once captured their hearts and minds for reasons of secrecy or isolation, or simply being off limits.

Simon Calder recalls the small-scale delights of Holguin in Cuba. It' so different to the capital city, but worth the detour - if you can get there!

Producer Duncan Minshull

First broadcast in April 2013.

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15 minutes

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Fri 20 Jun 2014 22:45

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