I was wondering if you have any information about where to start. Thank you very much. From my experience in Cuba, I agree with you: Some are not so great, but many are gorgeous and amazing value for money.
Only one had a grumpy owner, but a beautiful room! Never been to Cuba but plan on taking a cruise over when its allowed. Maybe if we really like it we will plan to stay a week there.
Enjoyed reading your post! Cuba is a excellent place to visit but sometimes is hard to watch all the situation of the people. Thanks for this — very helpful.
Cuba is such a unique travel destination, that everyone should be able to visit. It seems that a few things have changed a lot since I was there in For example, you could not get your hands on local money back then, nor could yo stay with locals.
Small improvements, but it is something. Even paladares were illegal back then, always hidden and mysterious. I would love to go back to Cuba and see the differences.
In 3 weeks we will leave for our trip to Cuba so this helps a lot! Thanks for the article! Our Spanish abilities are very, very limited, and we were able to get around just fine.
Thanks for breaking this down so well. My wife and I thinking of hitting Cuba after doing a Caribbean cruise and this has really helped to know what we might be in for!
Thank you for such a thorough report on your time in Cuba. Our daughter will be traveling to Cuba in August for 4 weeks with other college students staying at case particulars.
This really is good for our visualization, to know what she might experience. I hope she has as much fun as you did! I love the breakdown from someone who travelled there and experienced a lot.
Do you do these for most of the countries you travel to? Thanks for all of the information. So what is the best way to exchange American USD?
If not, then where? Does it make sense to bring US travelers checks? Then, take that cash to Cuba and exchange it there for CUC.
How did you guys travel to Cuba? Did you go through a gateway country or with an organization? I thought vacation travel there is still banned.
Thanks for this amazing breakdown! I am going this January and will be staying in Trinidad for quite a bit. Would you consider that a more expensive town since it is a little more turistic?
And how do you get the CUP? Can you also get that when you change your money? And did you bring all the money with you in cash or was it quite easy to get money from an atm if you have a non-american creditcard?
We brought in some Euros. Canadian, Euros, mexican Pesos and Pounds are the best to bring in — no Australian or American dollars. You guys are a gem.
Been looking at your info for practical travel information for a few years now. Keep it up, and thanks! When you went caving and horseback riding, did you have to book it ahead of time, or did you just go when you got there?
Loved the comment about just discovering the heating coil! First used 30 years ago when it, and a small jar of nescafe coffee saved me from another cup of tea in Japan and China!
Only 3 pairs of underwear required, one on, one to be washed, one drying. I find this article absolutely amazing!
I have just started planning, I am going with my mom in September. Anyway I assume the prices has changed a little bit over those two years but it is full of other tips that will still apply when we are there.
Thank you so much, this is definitely taking some of the stress and fear of unknown off my shoulders!!! Great article,, i will soon go to Cuba and would like to know how to go from Havana to Varadero and how much does it cost?
You can take the Viazul bus almost anywhere in Cuba. We will also explore different points of entry: In doing so, we will hone in on principles of travel writing and photography, along with basic guidelines governing the interaction between word and image.
Memory and history as essential components will inform our conversation. Students will be asked to document their travel experience in word and image into form worthy of a reader.
They must also bring a thumb drive. You will be housed in the Vedado district of Havana in home-stays casas particulares. Students are provided with breakfast and dinner at their casas.
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next to find ourselves. Program Overview We will reference a wide range of forms: Photo by Nora Harless.