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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | April 9th, 2015|Havana and Vedado, Life, Stories of Havana|0 Comments

Havana and Cuba videos online!

Check out my YouTube channel for dozens of Havana and Cuba videos   On my last trip to Cuba I took hundreds of photos and videos of Havana and Cuba. I condensed them all down into about 35 brand new videos and have posted them all on YouTube. If you are looking for some interesting [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|Photo, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

Beautiful 1960s Old Havana Photos Archive

Black and White Havana Photos from 1960s As anyone reading this could plainly see, I am in love with Havana. This is a city that has more character than any other on earth. From the eccentric, generous people, the the old, charming architecture, there is always something wonderful to see in Havana, whether you are in [...]

By | February 25th, 2015|Photo|3 Comments

Exploring Havana in an Old Cuban Taxi Car

I recently got back from a long trip to Havana in which I had a great opportunity to explore the city and take some great videos of interesting places. Over the next few weeks I will be posting all my new videos of the city, showing you some great, off the tourist path locations to [...]

By | February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Exploring Vedado: Cheap Food at 29th street, near F

I recently got back from a long trip to Havana in which I had a great opportunity to explore the city and take some great videos of interesting places. Over the next few weeks I will be posting all my new videos of the city, showing you some great, off the tourist path locations to [...]

By | February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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