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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 [...]

Some Frequently asked Questions About Visiting Havana and Cuba

Some Questions and Answers For First Time Cuba Visitors   Below I will answer some frequently asked questions about Cuba and Havana. If you are planning to visit Cuba, this information might come in handy.   Cubans lining up at the local phone office. Question: We are from the USA and are trying to sort out our phones to work in Cuba. Do [...]

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 if you are a seasoned world traveler or a relatively [...]

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 best and worse travel experiences have happened in Cuba. And [...]

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 to Cuba. The following are some of the questions she [...]

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 not work. If the credit cards are at a Canadian [...]

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