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Exploring The Area Around The Cuban Capitol Building (El Capitolio)

Where is El Capitolio in Havana? El Capitolio, the Cuban Capitol building, is a large domed building, located on Prado street, on the border of Old Havana and Central Havana. It was modeled after the American Capitol building in Washington D.C. The large manicured campus directly beside the Capitolio building is called the Parque Central. Just [...]

By | December 12th, 2014|Fun and Entertainment, Havana and Vedado|0 Comments

Top 6 Best Cheap Restaurants in Havana, Cuba

Popular and Cheap Restaurants in Havana   There are thousands of great restaurants in Havana. Walk around for five minutes and you are sure to find a good one. Despite what some guides might say, the average quality of food in Havana, especially the authentic Cuban cuisine, is extremely high. The core meals consist of [...]

By | November 18th, 2014|Food and Restaurants|1 Comment

Cheap Vacation in Cuba For Under $30 Per Day

Tips For Saving Money in Cuba and Making A Budget As many of you have heard, Cuba is one of the top cheap vacation destinations in the world. This is especially the case if you book an all inclusive vacation from a discount online travel agency in Canada. On off peak times of the year (November to [...]

By | October 30th, 2014|Fun and Entertainment, Havana and Vedado, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 3 Nightlife Party Spots in Havana, Cuba

The Best Places for Nighttime Action in Havana, Cuba Even if you’ve never been to Havana, you’ve probably heard stories about how Cubans love to party and have a great time. In many respects, Havana is one of the top party destinations in the world. But since the average Cuban local only earns about $30 [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Fun and Entertainment, Havana and Vedado|0 Comments

How To Take The Electric Hershey Train In Havana Cuba

Riding The Hershey Train in Havana Cuba Cuba used to have one of the most well developed railway networks in Latin America. By most accounts, the system is currently dilapidated, due to old infrastructure and decades of neglect. Many of the trains still run, but delays and breakdowns are frequent. As a mode of transportation, [...]

By | October 14th, 2014|Fun and Entertainment, Havana and Vedado, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Is Cuba A Poor Country? What is the Average Salary?

How Poor is Cuba? The image above was being tossed around the internet a few days ago. It basically states that the average wage in Cuba works out to about 5 cents per hour. I have received a few emails from readers asking me if Cuba is really this poor? If the average citizen really makes [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Life|45 Comments

The Top 5 Discos and Bars in Havana, Cuba

The Top 5 Discos and Bars in Havana, Cuba   Havana is a city packed with action and overflowing with attractive, young people, eager to dance and have fun. Of all the major cities in the caribbean, I would easily consider it to have the best nightlife scene. There are literally hundreds of hot discos [...]

By | October 1st, 2014|Fun and Entertainment, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Cuban Beers! What the tourists drink, and what the locals prefer!

What is The Best Cuban Beer? The drinking scene in Cuba is awash in rum and beer. The drinks are all cheap, especially when compared to western prices. Maybe you've heard stories about how much Cubans love to drink and party? Well, the stories are right. Despite the low average income in Cuba, locals can [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Food and Restaurants, Fun and Entertainment, Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Best Family Friendly Resort in Cuba

The Best Resort in Cuba For A Family Vacation Most people who go to Cuba will be staying at all inclusive resorts. Although I am usually a backpack traveler, I have also stayed a great many resorts in Cuba and I have always enjoyed myself. Independent backpack traveling is clearly different from an all inclusive [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|Food and Restaurants, Fun and Entertainment, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Taking an Excursion From Varadero to Havana

Planning a Havana Excursion from Varadero It's very common for travelers to land in Varadero and stay at a resort for a week, but also want to visit Havana for a night or two. Typically, an overnight stay in Havana is arranged through a tour operator and is referred to as a Havana excursion. The excursion can [...]

By | September 28th, 2014|Fun and Entertainment, Havana and Vedado|45 Comments