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2 middle aged women visiting cuba for 4 days

by sadiethedog Online Now Nov 20, 2011 at 9:14 AM

any advice for 2 women in their fifties visiting cuba, where to eat, dangers, money changing etc

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    Re: 2 middle aged women visiting cuba for 4 days

    by juliogg Online Now Nov 20, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Bring back box of Cuban cigars. To hell with US CUSTOMS. Dont declare them or they will be forefit (taken away as contraband) Will be big hit with friends back home.

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    Re: 2 middle aged women visiting cuba for 4 days

    by cochinjew Online Now Nov 20, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Cuba is a very large island, more than 1000 km in length or i would imagine that you would spend your four days, especially if they include day of arrival and departure, in La Habana.
    stay at a hotel, such as Inglaterra which is in Old Havana or at a casa particular which is a room in the private homes of Cubans.
    One US dollar is 88 cents Cuban Tourist Currency, and all transactions are in the Cuban tourist currency. No american bank issued credit cards are accepted including American express from other countries. Euro is the best currency to bring.
    whether you are staying at the hotel or the private home, breakfast can be arranged. there are many many restaurants to choose from and each day new ones are opening. the cuisine is basic cuban fare, nothing exceptional.
    nice city to walk around. old habana, and then take a taxi to vedado and walk around there.. that would take a day...
    if you want you can take an organized tour to Vinales in the west.
    Cuba is not a cheap destination. Prices are pegged to the western tastes and expect to pay as much as you do in richer countries.
    The best thing about Cuba are the Cubans and if you are proficient in Spanish, it is altogether another game otherwise you would just be tourist and gain what tourists gain.
    There are restaurants in Vedado where you can have a meal for about 4.50 cuban tourist dollars which is good.
    Read the various reports here on VT.
    Enjoy Cuba..

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    Re: 2 middle aged women visiting cuba for 4 days

    by gwened Online Now Nov 21, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    nice trip and good advice from cochinjew already. take a look at destination above right, type Cuba and will give you history of all tips by posters like us.
    then take a look at this site
    www.cuba-junky.com
    is loaded with information.
    have a good trip, you will be safe there.

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    Re: 2 middle aged women visiting cuba for 4 days

    by gwened Online Now Nov 21, 2011 at 1:36 AM

    nice trip and good advice from cochinjew already. take a look at destination above right, type Cuba and will give you history of all tips by posters like us.
    then take a look at this site
    www.cuba-junky.com
    is loaded with information.
    have a good trip, you will be safe there.

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    Re: 2 middle aged women visiting cuba for 4 days

    by ter1413 Online Now Nov 21, 2011 at 7:41 AM

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    Re: 2 middle aged women visiting cuba for 4 days

    by PeterPanandWendy Online Now Dec 29, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Only four days? What a shame. Could you be a little more specific about where you are going?

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