CUBA 101 - The basics of visiting Cuba:

 
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Jineteros – The Cuban Hustlers

Brace yourself, every 5 minutes in Cuba somebody will try to sell you something or scam you out of some money. It’s not very different from other underdeveloped countries and their tricks are pretty...

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Cars on the road in Cuba

As opposed to popular knowledge, cars in Cuba are not all 50’s American Classics. If I were to guess, from what I’ve seen the proportions are like this: 50% Old American Classics 30% Soviet...

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Taxi’s in Cuba – an authentic experience

When it comes to Taxis in Cuba there are several options. I will list theme here form the most expensive ones to the cheapest: Old Car Hire. These are beautifully restored old American classics....

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The Malecón – Havana’s greatest Promenade

This is Havana’s most famous promenade. Build from 1901 up until 1923, it stretches from the Havana Harbor in Old Havana, along the Centro Havana and ends up in the Vedado district. On windy...

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Casa de la Musica in Miramar

It’s the place to be for salsa. Located inside a house at  Ave. 20 No. 3308 esq. a 35 in Miramar, Havana, it’s one of the trendiest night clubs. Also, it’s very touristy place. Don’t...

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Best time to visit Cuba. Prices and weather.

In Cuba the dry season runs from November to April. The humidity is at it’s lowest and so are the temperatures. Accordingly, the prices are a bit on the expensive site. December in particular...

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Tourist Visa for Cuba

It’s easy to get a tourist visa for Cuba. Usually, if you have one in your country, you can go in person and get it from the Cuban Consulate or Embassy. You will need...

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Toilets in Cuba

Let’s start by agreeing Cuban people don’t like to flush. It’s a mystery why, maybe they like to preserve water. This is a fact in 100% of no. 1. cases and 50% of no.2...

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Departures from Cuba by Airport

First off, this is Cuba, so checking-in on the Internet and printing the bar code page as you do in your home country is useless, I tried it myself and only ended up paying...

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Arriving at Jose Marti Airport in Havana

The first thing that hits you when you land in Cuba is the extreme heat and humidity that will make you sweat instantly. The Jose Marti Airport in Havana, which is the main gateway...