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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.

However, if you wish to start topics on Cuban or U.S. politics then you have come to the wrong place, as this is primarily a forum for travellers and locals to exchange advice and connect.

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I always exchange US dollars for CUC in private transactions with two individuals in our little town. It is a place where no one screws anyone else because it will come back to haunt you. These individuals ask me what the current street exchange rate is as I am one of their primary sources of US$. I have been telling them 95 CUC for a US$100 bill but realize the last time I did a true negotiated exchange with a knowledgeable dealer was last February. Everyone wants to be fair with each other but…

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I have quick question...When checking into the Varadero Airport to return home from Cuba, we were asked twice by Cuban workers to exchange the American money they had. One was the airline worker who checked in our luggage, and the other lady was the bathroom cleaner/attendant, who had a roll of American dollars in her hand, which she asked me if I could exchange it for her.

What I didn't understand was there was a currency exchange office open at the other end of the airport? Were these…

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From the Cuba Standard: "At an unusual conference in Havana, Cuban authorities put more than $1 billion in
renewable-energy projects on the table, for the taking by foreign investors. Many of the projects are 100% foreign-owned....But only some $300 million in projects have been funded so far....in February, Commerzbank told Cuba it would cease any business with the island, after paying a $700 million fine to U.S. sanctions enforcers. The German bank follows many other European banks who walked…

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Has anyone been successful in obtaining a one way flight into any of the Cuban cities on any of the newly
scheduled airlines? I'd like to do a one way.
Trap

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I top up a couple of long time friends phones occasionally and have no idea how long a 50CUC top up lasts for the average Cuban. Also I understand a Cuban can sell some of the top up to another Cuban..is that true?

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Hello everyone,

I am an international student on an F1 visa studying in the US and I just booked a connecting flight from New York to Cuba with a layover in San Salvador. Since the layover is only one hour long, I don't think that my passport will actually get stamped in San Salvador (entry and exit), so technically when I get back to the US I won't have any stamps from my trip. I was wondering if this would be an issue with customs.
Also, since I didn't book two separate round trips (NY/San…

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Hello,
just checking to see if anybody knows if there are more buses between major destinations now that the amount of tourists arriving is on the increase. It appears that there are normally about 1 per day, unless anything else (e.g new company that I am unaware of etc) has sprung up very recently.
Cheers