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General information, safety cosiderations and anything else to consider

by dwpatten Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

My wife and I will be travelling around the Carribean for a month in July on our honeymoon. We are looking to visit Cuba for at least a few days and I was just wondering where, how and if their were any safety considerations about Cuba that I should be aware of other than the obvious?

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    Re: General information, safety cosiderations and anything else to consider

    by Jefie Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Cuba is very safe, one of the safest countries in the Caribbeans. Tourists are very important to the island's economy and a lot of care is taken to make sure visitors can enjoy a hassle-free holiday. It's not a good idea to wander too far off the beaten path in big cities like Havana and Santiago, but other than that, you should be fine. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

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    by JessieLang Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    I was there for a short visit with an authorized group (the only legal way for an American to go) and we went to Havana and Trinidad. I did a fair amount of wandering around both cities by myself (I'm an old lady) and felt fine about it. Havana is both beautiful and heartbreaking. Buildings with lovely architecture are crumbling, and the people are very poor.
    If you are a Hemingway fan, there are numerous places to visit. If you like old cars, it is Mecca. (Many of them are used as privately owned taxis.) Since you are on a honeymoon, you might want to take one of the horse carriages. They usually hang around a downtown plaza looking for passengers.

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    Re: General information, safety cosiderations and anything else to consider

    by henri123 Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    Happy honeymoon!
    Cuba is a very "different" place in the carribean,
    As other islands, music is important, you will love "casa de la musica"
    Rent a car ,you may stop in small villages out of any touristic areas.
    It is also possible to visit with local buses "viazul"
    If you stay a week i would suggest two cities :Habana and Trinidad.
    If you stay longer, go to Vinales or Cienfuegos or even Santiago de Cuba, by airplane.
    Heve a very nice trip!

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    Re: General information, safety cosiderations and anything else to consider

    by gwened Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    is very safe, very police control, on all, so the tourists are very safe. no need to worry about it for you.

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    by PeterPanandWendy Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Visit air conditioned places!!! Cuba is about the safest place in the world to travel - just a few days is not nearly long enough to enjoy this beautiful country.

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  • Re: General information, safety cosiderations and anything else to consider

    by roryschultze Online Now May 8, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    From what I've heard it's quite a safe place, good to hear that other agree I'm going to be making my own way their shortly

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