Luggage and bags: As much as you can to give away. Get from friends and family if you have to. Some do not even have shoes.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For the children bring toys and candy, shoes and clothes. Remember they share with their familys and do not keep all for themselves. They are the best people I have met so far. If only you and I could be happy with so little.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lots
Photo Equipment: Anything you can spare
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Same as above
Luggage and bags:
NO WALKIE TALKIES!!!!
A lot of parents tend to take this device with them so that they can have their kids run around and keep track of where they are at all times.... WELL, as of June 2002, you are no longer allowed to bring walkie talkies into Cuba, or they will be taken away at customs.
Keep your video camera handy when leaving Cuba, at customs they will most likely ask you to take a look at it. ....and please avoid labels on your videos such as 'Revolution', 'Cuban Cops', 'Poverty', 'Communism'...use common sense
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Beach slippers...the sand is very hot!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Aspirin and Aloe Vera!!!
Photo Equipment: yes, bring a camera and film:)
Miscellaneous: - small bills, candy
Luggage and bags: Take as much clothes with you that you can miss when you are back home and give them away. Bring 1 dollar bills, because a lot bigger they can not change and bring yourselve..........
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Just good trainers, slippers and one pair of nice shoes will do. Light cotton clothes and your swimminggear. And when you have it bring you snorklinggear aswell!!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring as much medication as you can. When you do not need it, give it to a local doctor on your last day. Also bring a lot of anti-muquito!!!
Photo Equipment: Bring all you have. I have made 200 pictures and 3 hours of film in 1999 and i made 240 pictures ( and got 250 of my friends so that makes 500 pictures) and 3 1/2 hours of film in 2000! Also bring an aqua-camara if you are going to the dolphins or go snorkling.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Just take two bikini's and one bathingsuite. You can change every other day!
Miscellaneous: If there is a lot of rain (there was in 1999) you will need a gameboy or a very good book. The entertainment will keep you busy but when you are not feeling like BINGO, you can enjoy yourselve.
And when you are with friends (or made some) bring playcards.......
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Strange i know but the cubans have a lot of trouble getting them and have to wear them in the hotels.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Tampax Sanitary towels if you've never been caught out let me tell you its a nightmare trying to buy these items.