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A Guide to Cuban Architecture – Havana and Trinidad

Havana - A Tour of Cuba's Architectural Heritage A new visual dictionary of the architectural history of Havana and Trinidad will soon be released by author Andrés R. Rodríguez - More info below. The charm and beauty of Cuba's heritage style architecture is a massive tourist draw. People come to Havana specifically expecting to see old, colonial buildings, art deco facades harking back to the pre-Revolution [...]

Baracoa, Cuba – Story of Authentic Travel

In this post I will write a bit about one of my adventures roaming Cuba and meeting locals and about why I enjoy Cuba and about how it has changed my views of the world.   Backpacking Through Baracoa, Cuba - Authentic Exploration Baracoa, Cuba. It's on the eastern tip of the island. It is said that it is one of the first places Christopher [...]

The Top 10 Best Tips for Visiting Cuba and Havana

 Tips For Visiting Cuba and Havana   Video blogger Jon Barr has just released a new video of the top 10 best tips for visiting Havana and Cuba. The tips will be very helpful for anybody considering visiting Cuba and will be very useful when organizing your trip to Havana. Jon Barr is a world traveler who specializes in experiencing local culture and traveling on [...]

How Much Money do Cubans Make?

Poverty in Cuba In a previous article I discussed the reality of the average Cuban wage and how the official Cuban salary did not not accurately reflect the lifestyle of the average Cuban citizen. Despite making only about the equivalent of $20 to $40 USD per month, Cubans receive a vast amount of support from government programs and the cost of living in Cuba is [...]

Tips for Exploring Havana and Trinidad, Cuba like a local

The Best Authentic Cuban Experience My good friend Jon Barr decided to spend the holidays in Cuba. He loved Havana and even took a trip to Trinidad. He has some great videos up on YouTube. He used the Real Havana guidebook and really got an authentic Cuban experience. Check out his videos!   How To Take Communal Taxis (Colectivos) in Cuba Jon took taxis to [...]

Using Credit Cards & Western Union in Cuba

Can You Use American Credit Cards in Cuba? A few weeks ago when I was in Cuba, there was a family from the USA who had some money issues. I had organized a taxi tour for them, and I ended up doing the pickup and the tour, so that's how I met them. The family only had credit cards with them - a few American [...]

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