Besides the great Cigars
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Dec 14, 2012 3:05 AM Last Post By: Georgecom
Dec 4, 2012 2:20 PM
Besides the great Cigarswhat popular gifts do visitors purchase take back as gifts to family and friends? Am going to be Havana
Dec 4, 2012 3:43 PM
1Personally I don’t buy anything to bring back to Toronto because we have everything and more in the stores. If I had to pick something I would buy a painting and have it professionally framed as a gift for a friend.
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Dec 5, 2012 2:27 AM
Dec 5, 2012 7:21 AM
93CUP(not CUC) notes which have Che on them
John, did your wife give you the note? 14 years next month my partner gave me 2 outdated bills no longer in use that were given to her by her parents to remember her by and I can’t for the life of me remember what I gave her in return when we exchanged vows to go steady.
The 5 pesos is dated 1960 and printed by the American Bank Note Company and the 10 pesos dated 1956 and printed in London.
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Dec 5, 2012 2:36 PM
13Here you go, the ever popular 3 Peso MN Che bill, front and obverse
I also bring back coffee for friends. There's the standard Cubita, or my preference of Serrano or Turquino.
Other things I've picked up that were nice included this sailing ship which is about 24" long. Bloody hell getting it home on the aircraft. Don't buy the cheap ones with paper sails. This one has full cloth sails, proper lines etc. Cost me about 40 CUC but worth it, IMHO.
Also found this carving in Trinidad that was nice. About 24" tall, carved from a single piece of wood. Good detail.
Dec 5, 2012 2:49 PM
14Another suggestion for a travellers who has got most, besides the great cigars many also get addicted to their Cuban. Now that travelling restrictions are easened, it is getting easier. But you'll see when you get there, and when you are going home.
I would say that you will be wasting your time looking for take away souvenirs in Cuba. Shopping for tourists is a badly developed part of Cuban tourism. For many it is much better that way.
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