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Looking for suggestions of a guidebook to bring along to Cuba. One that has usefull information on history, geography and facts, as opposed to being full of reviews on accomodations and restaurants.
I've read through these two already:
Lonely Planet - good info. but so much of the content is review/recommendations, which gets out of date so fast.
Cuba Unspun - Great for a read before hand but not so much a travel "guide" to bring with.
Other suggestions for pre-reading would be appreciated…
I'm having problems getting in touch with Cubaccomodations about a casa particular that i was trying to reserve for february 8th through the 11th and was hoping someone on here can email them for me. I'm afraid my email got sent to their spam folder.
Do Not travel with Cuba AyUUda and Ian Sargent. He is unorganized and does not operate in a timely fashion. He was slow to respond to emails before the trip. He was late getting going in the morning. We were late to several activities.
Not sure if anyone has been following the case of Gilbertman. (A reggaetonero who I've never heard of but he seems to have several videos with the Desiguales).
He was recently arrested in Cuba. (Not sure the name) One look at his facebook and it looks like he lived in a gated Community in Miami as opposed to Guanabacoa. Massive garage, huge property, several cars that sell for tons in Cuba. (Audi Q7 (150k CUC), BMW 5 series etc. (75,000 CUC)
It will be interesting to see whether he is…
"Cuba’s President Raúl Castro has demanded that the United States return the US base at Guantánamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.
Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the US are working toward full diplomatic relations but “if these problems aren’t resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn’t make any sense”.