Trip Reports

Trip Reports

Quick Havana Neighborhood Guide & Where to Stay

Malecon at Night, Havana Cuba

Where should I stay? We stayed in Vedado and would recommend staying there. I think the best bet for tourists is either Vedado, select parts of Old Havana, or Playa. I would avoid Centro Habana. We walked through Centro Habana on our way from Vedado to Old Havana (on the north side one street in…

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Cuba: How To Get a Cuban Tourist Visa, Entry Requirements, Medical Insurance

Old Havana - Habana Vieja

Travel to Cuba for US Citizens has been restricted for a very long time. The rules have changed and you can now travel to Cuba for certain specific reasons. Before you go, you’ll need a few other things like a Tourist Visa Card and medical insurance. I just returned from a week in Cuba and will explain…

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Havana, Cuba Transportation, Taxis, Airport Transfers + Getting Around

Havana, Cuba Transportation, Taxis, How To Get Around

When visiting Havana, you’ll need to get around. One thing Cuba has plenty of is transportation options! You probably won’t see this many classic American cars unless you go to a car show! Many of these cars look great, although only the body is American with the rest a sort of frankenstein since no American parts…

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Cuba’s Two Currencies (CUC vs CUP), Exchanging Money, Credit Cards, ATMs

Havana Cuba - Money CUC vs CUP - Front

ONE COUNTRY, TWO CURRENCIES Cuba has two official currencies called “peso” and your US credit cards and ATM cards are useless. Yes, it can be confusing, but I’ll explain. One currency (CUP) is mainly used by locals and the other by tourists (CUC), but not exclusively so. As a tourist you might only see the CUC, aka…

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Havana, Cuba – Digital Detox Retreat From Internet & Phone (+ Where To Get It If You Really Need It)

Havana CUba - Old Havana Habana Vieja

Heading to Cuba? Get ready to disconnect from all your devices. You are about to do a digital detox. Knowing that I would have plenty of free time in Cuba, I was planning to use some of it to catch up on some emails and work. Reality check. Not only did none of my credit cards work,…

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