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Cuba travels

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discussion about interesting places to travel in Cuba

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ceci yam 6 months ago
i'm going to cuba apr 2018
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Vizyandan Vijayakumar 11 months ago
Hi guys anyone in Cuba first couple weeks in may?
Rasa Vaiva 11 months ago
Hello
We are going to Havana and Trinidad in late November. Interested in visual arts.
Mark Hislop 1 year ago
Hi am going to Cuba in spetember
Carolina Collaro 1 year ago
Hi I would visit Cuba the next Christmas 2017 😊
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Brandon Rus 1 year ago
Hey I design and run group trips to Cuba πŸ‘‹
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
Let me know if you want help starting your own groups on Pepo!
Olga Chira 1 year ago
Cienfuegos ...a stop while heading to Trinidad !!
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Olga Chira 1 year ago
The best coffee I have ever tasted ..in Topes Collantes !!!
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Olga Chira 1 year ago
If you are on a road trip you can sleep for a night in Remedios ...
Olga Chira 1 year ago
Visit Al Capone's hotel Nacional!!Drink some mochitos at the back of hotel with view of the Atlantic !
Olga Chira 1 year ago
Olga Chira 1 year ago
At Floridita ...where Hemingway drunk the best Daquiries in town!!! Also live music!!!
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Olga Chira 1 year ago
At Cayo Santa Maria
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Olga Chira 1 year ago
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Tobacco plantation.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
This is how you roll a cigar.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Do take some salsa lessons if you are visiting Cuba. Fun!
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Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Dominoes on the streets of Trinidad
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Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Trinidad
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
At present, there are two parallel economies in Cuba. One for the locals and one for the tourists. In terms of the currency, locals use CUP, and tourists use CUC. One CUC is 25 CUP. And 1 CUC is 1 USD.

Average salary of someone with a government job is about 15-20 CUC per month. Teachers about 30 CUCs, doctors about 150-200 CUCs. You need about 80 CUCs a month per person to make your ends meet (about 300 for a family of 4).

Tourism industry seemed like the only one that pays well.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
We were wandering in old Havana around late morning when we stopped by a fancy hotel for a restroom break. That's when we got to know about Fidel Castro's death. Everything was just very normal on the streets. People going about their routine as usual. The only thing was no alcohol and no music for 9 days. And of course that sucked, both for tourists and locals alike.
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Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
I was going to ask what it was like being there when Castro died.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
All cars are super expensive. Thirty year old Peugeot cost about 30000 usd, a 35 year old moskovich costs about 10000 usd, a brand new Citroen costs about 50000 usd and a good looking vintage car about 60000 usd.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
These vintage cars are from 1950s. They all have been fitted with newer engines.
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Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Who wouldn't want to take a ride in this one.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
An open air exhibit about the cuban missiles crisis.
Mohamed Ashafq 12 months ago
Hello
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
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Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Old Havana
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Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Mojito! I would have it unsweetened with double room. Same goes for daiquiri too.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Habana Veija (old Havana)
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Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Santiago. My favorite rum.
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Nice
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
1 CUC is 1 USD
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
These are the shared taxis that locals use. It has a flat rate of 1 CUC.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Sights like this are not very common, but you do see a lot of dancing on the streets.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Btw, no one, I mean no one, has 3g, edge, LTE. Well except for us. We had internet (3G) on our Google Project Fi phone for the first 3 days in Cuba. None of the locals believed it. And then on the forth day, it just stopped working.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
But all of that I think is soon going to change. There is soon going to be internet access on phones.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
They are not playing Pokemon. They are all hanging around at one of the very few wifi zones in Havana. Internet is practically nonexistent in Cuba. In order to connect, you have to buy wifi scratchcard from a state telecom company for 2 CUC (about 2.2 USD) per hour and there are long queues for that. And then you go to one of the wifi zones, and manually enter some 20 digits code twice. And all of that for super slow internet.
Nishith Shah 1 year ago
Long queues at money exchanges.
Deepa Shah 1 year ago
The beach in varadero is super awesome. Skip the areas with big hotels and go down around Calle 31- 40.
Deepa Shah 1 year ago
Fabrica de art cubano is an awesome place to go in Havana at night for drink and dance. But to get in the queues are long. Sometimes may take an hour.
Deepa Shah 1 year ago
Tips. Drink a lot of mojito and daiquiris. Vegetarian food is difficult to find and limited. But most people won't have that problem. It always felt safe there.
Deepa Shah 1 year ago
Though without kids is better. ;)
Deepa Shah 1 year ago
Cuba was awesome.
Jason Goldberg 1 year ago
Hi Deepa Shah & Nishith Shah -- how was your time in Cuba ?
Liam Blank 1 year ago
I'll be in Cuba with my boyfriend January 10th - 17th!
Antonio Tejada 1 year ago
Going to Cuba in a couple of weeks! Any tips?
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Arthur Maas 1 year ago
I'm thinking of go by to Cuba in December. Any advice?
Deepa Shah 1 year ago
Cienfuegos and Trinidad seems nice as well.
Deepa Shah 1 year ago
Havana is a sure shot on the list. Where else?