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Understandably, politics may come up when people talk Cuba. We accept that and believe it's both naive and unhelpful to pretend it's not a part of travel and Cuban experience.

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This is my first visit to Cuba, going end of August. I have no interest in beaches or resorts, I like to see a countries nature by bush walking/activities & I'll walk all over a city/town to see & experience it. After much research I've come up with a rough plan (staring the day after I land). I had to scratch the idea of Pico Turquino due to time but kept the walk to Comandancia de la Plata (is it worth it?) . It was a really tough call deciding between this area over the…

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Here's a kinda funny situation that will appeal to guys like CubaJack, Bellagio, etc. who, like me, have fun with numbers, especially money exchange.

The UK's vote yesterday has devastated the GBP, causing it to tumble to its lowest level in over 3 decades. Using today's exchange rates here's what happened:

1.) 100 CAD = 75.58 CUC

2.) 100 CAD = 54.69 GBP = 78.34 CUC

With the GBP so far in the toilet I can actually get more CUC for my CAD today if I exchange into GBP first. That's completely…

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Hi there, we will be flying into Cancun in November and then to Cuba....we already have casas booked including for the first night (this will be a long day as will be traveling to Vinales first bit of trip). Any who.... the question I have is, do I need to attempt to book plane tickets online now or can I simply purchase round trip in Mexico?

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Wow.

Cheers,
Terry

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Something I read this week on packing suggested to "bring your own pillow" for sleeping in the Casas. Well, I certainly do not want to drag around 3 bed pillows with us the entire time in Cuba; but after thinking about it a few days, thought I would ask the experts your thoughts.

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I am planning to visit Cuba from New York by Aeromexico via Mexico City/cancun in July 2016. I will be in USA during that period on tourist visa and I am a Indian citizen. Please advise on whether travel card will be available to Indian citizen or should I get the visa from India before leaving for USA. And also please let me know whether stamps on passport from Cuba will be a problem on return to USA.

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Hello,

I'm in the process of making a reservation at a casa particular in Havana (that I found via LP), and am in email contact with the owner. It's all set but the owner has requested a deposit for the first night of the reservation in their bank account. Is this typical for casas particulares in Havana? I understand that it's still a largely informal economy but the manner of deposit is giving me a bit of pause. Any advice from others that have done this before would be greatly appreciated.