Americas - Cuba
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I found a list online one time, and I think it was on the Cubacel website. I need to find the list again, however I've been unsuccessful so far. If anyone knows where I can find this list, please share. Thank you.
Just been more than 3 weeks to Cuba. Can just anybody tell me where all our tourist money goes?
It sure as hell doesn't go to the cuban people.
It pisses me off big time!
My partner are considering going to Cuba next year, however, my sister in law went to Cuba a few years ago and claims that when she was there the nightlife was a bit rubbish. She says this is because everything is owned by the government so it's like having to choose between a small number of government sanctioned entertainment venues (want a drink? Go to State-bar! Want to eat? State-restaurant!).
I'm obviously aware of the political situation in Cuba, but this sounds like it might be something of an exaggeration, how have those who've been there themselves found it? If it helps, my partner and I are relatively adventurous travellers so we're perfectly happy to try places that might look a bit intimidating to the sorts that go on a Sandals holiday!
Hi there, I would greatly appreciate if anyone has some tips for a trip I have booked to cuba, arriving just after christmas and leaving on the 4th Jan.
We fly into Varadero on the 28th Dec and out on the 4th Jan, however I am not sure I want to spend too much time there as heard very touristy.
Ideally I would like to spend a couple of days in a few destinations within a few hours of Varadero.
I would like to go to Havana for a couple of days (perhaps new years eve) and then spend the rest of the time exploring nature / relaxing by the beach, visiting traditional cuban sites.
Would anyone have any recommendations on nice beach places to stay nearby to varadero and on the way or not to far out of the way towards Havana as we will probably only have time to travel around Varadero and Havana in a week.
I would like a balance of relaxing and seeing cuban sights, but we don... more »
I'm a first time poster so please bear with me! I've read up as much as I can but would like to ask a few questions for our forthcoming trip in January.
My husband and I will have our nearly two year old in tow and by now I've figured that doing the whole island in 19 days is unfeasible if we want to take some time in each place. Our itinerary now looks something like this: 4 days Havana, 6-7 to go to Vinales and the west, then on down to Cienfuegos, Trinidad and possibly Santa Clara. We'll be travelling by bus and by train if possible with taxi's to take us as far off the beaten track as we can manage. We'll be staying in casas, although wouldn't mind the odd hotel if it makes sense, and I also like the idea of campismos too. I'll be hoping for mostly nice shallow beaches with good snorkelling.
My questions are varied!
Is it safe to assume that casas provide ... more »
Hi all, help please..
I am about to arrive in Habana directly from Colombian rainforest where my G12 canon camera experience breakdown due to humidity and condensation.
Can anybody please suggest a good and trustful camera service in Havana where they could fix it. It would be a great help.
Thank you so much.
I am doing a 3+ week ramble from Havana to Santiago De Cuba. I have read that the south side of the island is better diving visibility in December. I am considering doing 2-3 dives at one of the following:
Bahia De Cochilos
Marea De Portillo
If you had to choose 2 or 3, what would you choose, and why?
Bonus question--am I completely high in thinking I can work my way east staying in 7-8 places on way to Santiago De Cuba in 3 weeks without feeling too rushed?
Thanks in advance
I have a ticket with arrival on the 26th of January and back again on the 27th of February.
This means that I will be in the country 32 days, which I suppose means that I will have to extend my visa. I have read that it easy to do. I am trying to plan an itinerary now. As usual it is really a funny part of the trip. It would be nice though to get some ideas on an itinerary that takes me to most parts of Cuba (starting and ending in Havana). I like beaches architecture and meeting the locals. Snorkling is nice and trekking too.
Sorry for yet another money question, but after researching the site, I have seen various people describing use of a Carribean Transfers (CT) card as the easiest way for a US Citizen to get money in Cuba. I will be traveling for 3+ weeks and scuba diving and the thought of carrying 3000$ cash does not enthuse me.
I saw some things online that indicated CT recently came under some investigation and may have been shut down. I can't get anything from their website other than a picture of a gull--maybe that is their new method of cash transfer :)
If I were to carry cash, any problems with using Canadian 100$ notes?
Thanks in advance
I am a South African that is trying to help a Cuban friend to sell a car in Havana. The websites are in Spanish and my knowledge of Spanish is nil. Can somebody help me to post an advertisement on one of these sites?
We are going to Cuba in December and i need to stay in contact with my family during those days (personal reasons).. What is the best way?
Email.. are there internet cafe's.. or can i use my mobile phone in Cuba?
We (married couple, 60+, experienced independent travelers) fly into Holguin Dec. 8 for 2 weeks with last 5 days booked at nearby all inclusive. We have been to western Cuba previously. We had planned to divide our first 8 days between Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa traveling via Viazul.
A friend has put us in touch with a friend married to a Cuban living there. They advise against going to Santiago as it was hit last year by Hurricane Sandy and, although it has somewhat recovered, there has been a significant increase in crime and violence. This is on top of the usual level of constant aggressive hustling. They advise that if we do go there, we should hire a full time guide.
I have reviewed a related 2012 thread on thorn tree.
Any supportive or contrary opinions? If pro Santiago, any accommodation suggestions with contact information? Any alternate suggestions of how t... more »
This logo is from last year's Havana Jazz Festival: http://i.imgur.com/41oIITS.jpg
Can anyone identify it? I'm doing a write-up about my experiences at the festival and I figured out what all the other sponsors were but this one is eluding me.
Please help if you can. Thanks!
I hope you guys can help me--
I am posting in search of anyone who can tell me about their experiences of Cuba? In particular about Healthcare in Cuba?
I am a medical student in England and writing a paper exploring the Cuban Healthcare system. I've read a lot about the shining success Cuban Health system which is widely publicised and praised. I have also received accounts from Cuban Citizens describing this as 'propaganda'- the reality for most Cubans are dirty hospitals, lack of nurses, resources. Whilst tourists receive the best Cuban Doctors and treatment, the Cubans themselves cannot afford and settle for the most basic healthcare. I guess I would like to find the truth from a Cuban perspective. Please reply with your opinions: I would like to hear your personal views and experiences of the family doctors, polyclinics and hospitals. Even any stories of Cuba's healt... more »
Could somebody please tell me whether it is better to bring 100 € notes or bigger or smaller amounts in order to change them in Cuba. Or doesn't it matter?
thank you for your information
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