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  • 1. Varadero

    One night I stopped one of the "old taxis" said I wanted to go to Cardenas, 10 kms away. The Lady driver looked at me and said "OK". I got in and she turned around and started to drive me back towards...

  • 2. Hustlers and Jineteros

    lots of cubans in tourist areas will try to sell you anything and everything cigars,tours,sex,drugs,liqour,etc... be careful who you deal with even thought cuba is a safe country it's still an...

  • 3. Crime

    Cuban people are known to be friendly and you will probably never meet anybody that's been ripped off by a Cuban. However, we were this time at the Bacelo Solymar. It was raining outside, we put our...

  • 4. TIPPING

    Tips are expected in most poor countries and Cuba is no exception. It actually starts at the airport arrivals, if you have to use the washroom. A small tip is...

  • 5. Money, Money, Money

    I was given seriously misleading money advice before I travelled.First of all, I was told that there are two currencies - pesos and dollars.Then I read in a...

  • 6. Street tips

    When travelling in or around Varadero by taxi or horse drawn carriage, be sure to pre-arrange the cost of your trip. Taxi meters move pretty fast and a short...

  • 7. Cayo Largo, Cuba.

    Package tours offer opt-outs to less-commercialised 'off-the-beaten-track' resorts. Cayo Largo is such a place (at least it was in 1993).You travel from...

  • 8. Money Exchange, credit cards

    The official money of Cuba is now the Cuban Convertible Peso, or CUC. The US dollar is no longer in use. They're also called "chavitos." You'll need to change...

  • 9. Local Market

    The local craft market was very expensive ( £15 for a vest top ), which was a shame as there weren't any other options to buy souvenirs until you get to the...

  • 10. Public Bathrooms

    Be prepared to pay 1 peso for 2 squares of toilet tissue. I was unaware of this and caught off guard. If you are unwilling, make sure you bring your own from...

  • 11. Cigars

    Don't buy cigars from people off the street or beach. Go to the cigar store. My friend got suckered into buying some and they where crappy. They sometimes use...

  • 12. Price tags aren't always what they seem

    Unfortunately I had my period the first few days of my trip and was completely out of tampons. Therefore, I decided to go in the nearest mall to by whatever I...

  • 13. Lazy snorkelling

    Varadero is supposed to offer good snorkelling and diving. However, if you just ask the guy on the beach who is in charge of the water sports, he wil indeed...

  • 14. If you go on the northern...

    If you go on the northern coast of Cuba in January or February you can find 'el fronte del frio'. This cold front can go on for four or five days. In these days...

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