Located in the Caribbean, Cuba is a great destination travel and an island getaway that is overlooked by so many, but never forgotten by those who do make the trip. Cuba Holidays may certainly be a good idea for you to spend your next vacation, as Cuba offers various historical sites and scenes for its visitors, not to mention relaxing on the white sandy beaches and experience a new way of life away from the hectic lifestyle that you are used to. For those who choose to go to Cuba to spend their vacation, you certainly cannot do any wrong with your choice. The country of Cuba has changed greatly in recent years and has a unique culture that is shaped by African, Spanish and American influences.
Converted from a military installation to a federal prison in 1934, Alcatraz is one of America’s foremost notorious prisons. Despite the fact it was only used as a prison for 29 years, it’s probably the most famous. There are two main reasons for its being so well known; firstly the notability of prisoner which were housed there, and secondly, its image recorded by Hollywood’s moviemakers. By current standards, the prison wasn’t large, housing only 250 inmates, but because of its island location, there were never any escapes recorded from it – thus adding fuel for entertainment industry to create movies such as “Escape from Alcatraz” where real life escape attempts were transposed into movies for the big screen. TV’s “Mythbusters” have since proved that escape was in fact a possibility, despite Alcatraz’s reputation to the contrary.
The cherry blossom (sakura) is the unofficial national flower of Japan. It has been celebrated for many centuries and holds a very important position in the Japanese culture. There are many dozens of different varieties of cherry trees in Japan, most of which bloom only for a few days in spring. The Japanese celebrate this time of year with hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties under the blooming trees.