Cuba

Highlights of Cuba

Highlights of Cuba

My trip to Cuba started in Havana, where I spent two full days browsing around its many museums and places of interest, including the Capitolio, la Cabaña, the Museo de la Revolucion and its famous Malecon. I then flew to Santiago de Cuba, known for its Caribbean attitude. This is a good starting point to […]

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Take me back to Cuba

Take me back to Cuba

Yes, I know my first few posts after coming back from Cuba sounded like I was a nerve wreck. I probably was. I admit I did not get much of Cuba while there, and with my “rich white girl” (ok, I am a girl and I am white but I am definitely not rich) it was hard […]

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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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