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First Time in Cuba – Having Fun, Exploring Havana Like A Local

Should Cuba be on Your Travel List? I often receive emails from nervous tourists asking about safety in Cuba. Many foreigners have some terrible impressions of Havana. I always tell them to relax. I explain that Cuba is a really safe, and popular destination. There is always something interesting and exciting to do in Havana. Regardless [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Havana and Vedado, Stories of Havana|0 Comments

How to Deal With Scams in Cuba?…. One day at a Time.

It's not all Beaches and Rum In Cuba, you will see and meet all kinds. You will find interesting, happy things that will make you wish you had visited this country sooner. And then you will find some odd and depressing things, which will make you question why anybody even comes to this place. My [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Food and Restaurants, Havana and Vedado, Stories of Havana|4 Comments

Single Women Traveling through Havana and Cuba

Tips for Traveling Through Cuba and Havana as a Single Women I always get lots of questions from single women who are planning a trip to Havana and Cuba. Their main concerns are safety and the nightlife scene. I recently had the opportunity to chat with a woman on Reddit who is planning a trip [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Fun and Entertainment, Havana and Vedado|13 Comments

Cuban Money Tips and Budgeting Your Havana Trip

Cuban Money Tips Cash is used in 99% of commerce in Cuba. There are a few ATM machines in Havana (for tourist use) but they are unreliable and you sometimes have to wait in line to show identification before using the machines. If your credit cards are at a US based bank, then they will [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Life|1 Comment

Scuba Diving in Cuba? Maria de la Gorda is for you!

Maria De La Gorda, The Best Scuba Diving in Cuba Maria de la Gorda, it's a very beautiful place. It is the top diving center in Cuba. It consists of miles of pristine beaches, a world class diving center, an a few hotels and shops. The center is located in the Parque Nacional Peninsula de Gunanahacabibes, almost [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Fun and Entertainment|2 Comments

What is the Best Cuba Guidebook for Exploring All of Cuba?

I Want To Explore All of Cuba - What's the Best Cuba Guidebook For Me? I see this question asked all the time on message boards, forums and even directly to me. It usually comes from people who are anxious to explore, but don't know where to start. Maybe they have traveled around their own country and [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:26+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Havana and Vedado, Stories of Havana|2 Comments

Facts and Observations on Cuba / USA relations

McDonald's Coming To Havana? Recently, the relationship between Cuba and the United States seems to be thawing. America's President Obama signaled that he wanted to see the end of the embargo against Cuba and hoped to open Cuba up to America products and culture as a way of reforming the government. With this news, many [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:26+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Havana and Vedado, Life|0 Comments

Top Things to Do in Vedado, Havana, Cuba

Old Havana vs Vedado? I get asked this question all the time. It seems like every foreigner who is taking a trip to Havana is torn between spending time in Vedado or Old Havana. When most tourists think of Havana, they have the image of Old Havana in their head. They imagine tight, cobblestone streets. Open [...]

Why Vedado is the Best Neighborhood to Rent a Casa Particular

The Best Casas Particulares are in Vedado, Havana If you are planning to rent a casa particular in Havana, then I 100% recommend that you stay in Vedado versus Old Havana. It’s not even a question, in my mind. If you want a large, well maintained casa and a quiet sleep at night, then a [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:26+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Havana and Vedado, Life, Stories of Havana|0 Comments
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