Cuba

Budget accommodation in Cuba #2

Budget accommodation in Cuba #2

Casa particular Cuba – pronto! After a long day on a bus, you have almost reached your destination, wherever that is in Cuba, and you realise that despite your best efforts you still do not have any accommodation in town. It is highly unlikely that this is going to happen, as your landlords from the previous casa have […]

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I love shopping in Cuba

I love shopping in Cuba

Mine is an adaptation from the title of Sophie Kinsella’s famous series “I love shopping”. In fact, it is meant ironically. There is no such thing as crazy shopping in Cuba, unless by “crazy” one means literally going crazy in order to find needed things. It is not even a matter of not having enough […]

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Learn Spanish… in Cuba?

Learn Spanish… in Cuba?

Hablas Espanol? No, yo soy Cubano! You have prepared your trip to Cuba, you have reviewed your Spanish, taken classes, practiced with Spanish friends, watched Spanish movies and tv. You are enthusiastic and can’t wait to test your improvement on site. Then you land in Havana and feel lost. Nobody speaks Spanish, and you can hardly […]

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Take a holiday break – relax in Cuba

Take a holiday break – relax in Cuba

Forget cell phones, whatsapp, facebook, wireless connection: just have a good time! Ah, the pace of life as it used to be back in the days – how I miss that. Before travelling to Cuba, my friends recommended that I stay in touch with them! After all – they suggested – you are going to log […]

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Decadence made in Cuba

Decadence made in Cuba

In any other country, you may find that buildings falling apart should be demolished and something else built to replace them. In Cuba, you take pictures of them, thinking they are ever so charming, and you end up wondering whether Havana would be as interesting and fascinating had it been not so decadent. You may walk […]

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