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    • where can I link up with jewel makers in Cuba?

      Havana Apr 20, 2015 at 7:27 AM

      I am a supplier of Precious Stones and would like to meet buyers and jewelry makers in Cuba How would I go about doing this or is there a site or Forum that you can direct me to?

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    • Living in America and travelling to Cuba with a European Passport (American work visa H1B)

      Cuba Apr 14, 2015 at 7:38 AM

      Hi there,

      I’m a European, living and working in America and I’d like to visit Cuba for a vacation. I hold a European passport and have an American visa (H1B).

      I'd like to visit over the summer but don't want to jeopardize my visa status.

      Per my understanding it is possible for non American Citizens and non permanent residents (Green Card Holders) to visit Cuba for tourist reasons:

      "The Cuban Assets Control Regulations are enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and affect all U.S. citizens and permanent residents wherever they are located, all people and organizations physically located in the United States, and all branches and subsidiaries of U.S. organizations throughout the world. The regulations require that persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction be licensed in order to engage in any travel-related transactions pursuant to travel to, from, and within Cuba, or that the transactions in question be exempt from licensing requirements. Transactions related to travel for tourist activities are not licensable. This restriction includes travel to Cuba for tourist activites from or through a third country, such as Mexico or Canada. U.S. law enforcement authorities enforce these regulations at U.S. airports and pre-clearance facilities in third countries. Travelers who fail to comply with Department of the Treasury regulations may face civil penalties and criminal prosecution upon return to the United States."

      I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with travelling to Cuba while on H1B status and if this is possible?

      Thanks in advance,

      Andy

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    • Canadian Bank Cards

      Varadero May 2, 2015 at 9:32 PM

      Is it still near impossible to withdraw money from an ATM using a TD bank card, even one with a Visa symbol?

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    • Authentic cuban Cigars?

      Cayo Coco Apr 10, 2015 at 11:25 AM

      Is there any place in Cayo Coco where I can buy Authentic Cuban Cigars???

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    • going to Melia des jardines del rey in cayo coco?

      Cayo Coco Apr 8, 2015 at 8:29 PM

      I was there in March ,made a few friends i would like to send them a letter if you could take it please contact me at luanda57pokie@hotmail.com.Thank you

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    • Great dining

      Cárdenas Apr 21, 2015 at 1:47 PM

      What is the street address and phone number for the restaurant Las Delicias . I know the number out front is 1314. I am looking to send a thank you letter to them.

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    • Home Stay Inquiry

      Havana Apr 21, 2015 at 5:18 AM

      Does anyone recommend or suggest what the best the best way to determine or get reviews on the Home Stay accommodations in Havana Cuba?

      I've looked up Wimdu and it appears very user friendly in making bookings there.

      Does anyone suggest on any of the best home stays there?

      Regards
      Walter

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    • Where to go in a rental car - have we missed anything that we really should see?

      Cuba Apr 7, 2015 at 2:47 AM

      We are 3 friends, all retired and used to travelling but we have never been to Cuba. We arrive in May 2015 and have 4 nights in Old Havana followed by a 4 night stay in Varadero. We will hire a car in Varadero for a 2 week trip, staying in Casa Particulares, around the island. We are thinking of travelling down the East coast and coming back along the West Coast. Our rough itinerary is like this: Santa Clara (one night), Cayo Coco (just drive to have a look and stay in *** 1 night), Camaguey (one night), Guardalavaca (or Gibara 1 night), Santiago de Cuba (3 nights), Las Tunas (one night to break the journey), Ciego de Avila (1 night to break the journey) Trinidad (3 nights, Cienfuegos (2 nights) and return the car to Havana. We then have 6 full days left to stay in Havana or somewhere else. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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      supermarkets in varadero or in matanzas

      Varadero Apr 24, 2015 at 8:48 AM

      Hi next year when I go to Cuba , my son is a picky eater , the only kinda of fruits he likes to eat is bananas and apples. does anyone who lives there or who has been if there is any supermarkets in varadero or Matanzas that carry apples? thanks for your help.

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      Looking for general advice for spending a month as a student in Cuba.

      Cuba Apr 6, 2015 at 9:19 AM

      Hi everyone,

      I will be spending basically the whole month of June this year studying Spanish in Havana, Cuba. We will be hitting some great attractions as a group (10 students + 2 professors), living with host families, studying Spanish 20 hours/week, and taking day trips to Santa Clara and Vinales. I'm very excited, but I'd just like to hear from other people who have gone before. Basically any trips on what to expect are welcome.

      For example, advice like anything I should be sure to pack, local customs, or fun places to go in Havana (since I will have some free time to explore too). Basically anything you wish you would have known before you'd gone! Thanks in advance for your help.

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      Day/Evening pass for another Hotel how much? (anyone who does this recently)

      Varadero Apr 22, 2015 at 7:07 AM

      Hi I was just wondering if anyone has gone to another hotel to visit a friend or someone who works there or staying there, while you are at another hotel. if so how much did you pay for your visitors pass for the day or evening. I'm planing a trip back to Cuba, I have a friends who work at a hotel that i recently stayed at. (Has anyone ever stayed at Playa De Oro?) anyways I became friends with the guys who do the entertainment there. But anyways I will be going next year in March for the March break, but a friend of my wants to stay at Blau varadero, which a little bit of distance from them): Thanks to all who respond. cheers

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    • Forecast for next week shows rain every single day?

      Varadero Apr 29, 2015 at 8:04 PM

      I booked a vacation to Varadero for May4-May 11. The weather forecast is concerning because it shows 80-90% of precipitation every single day, including from 12pm-6pm. Should I trust what the forecast says? Does it rain for an entire day in Cuba? Has it ever rained for an entire week in Cuba?

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      what are the best night clubs to go to

      Varadero Apr 18, 2015 at 12:16 PM

      Hi a group of us next year in march will be going to varadero cuba for birthday bash. We are wondering where is the best night club to go dancing and have great time? we will be staying a Blau varadero. Thanks for your help

      Gigi75

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      Renting a boat

      Laguna el Pesquero Dec 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

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      DECEMBER 2012 AND JANUARY 2013 IN CUBA!

      Viñales Nov 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      i finally did it, i.e. i booked my flight to go to CUBA for the holidays. i will be leaving Montreal to VARADERO on DECEMBER 21 (arriving at 9pm) and returning to Montreal from VARADERO on JANUARY 5 (leaving at 12h25pm).
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      Villa Soroa

      Pinar del Río Sep 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM

      Does anyone out there know how to contact the hotel to make a booking. I've tried finding it on line and in the forums but no luck. Thank you ahead of time Alex form montreal.

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      Bike rent

      Viñales Nov 26, 2009 at 9:14 AM

      Hi,

      does anybody have some recent information about bike renting in Vinales?

      Thank you!

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      Viñales to Cayo Justias

      Viñales Oct 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM

      Hi,

      has anybody gone by car from Viñales to Cayo Justias? How's the road? How long does it take?

      Thanks,
      Sergio

    • vinales travel

      Viñales Jan 24, 2009 at 9:54 AM

      Hello, How did you get to Vinales? We are coming from Havanna and only have one night...any suggestions? We were thinking a local driver and guide??? Thanks, Elvira

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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      Vinales to Trinidad

      Viñales May 1, 2008 at 7:39 AM

      Do you know if there is a bus from Vinales to Trinidad or Cienfuegos, I know I can go to Avana and then take another bus, I am just wondering if there is a straight one.
      Thanks
      Corra

      4 Answers May 21, 2008 at 7:19 AM
    • getting to Maria la Gorda

      María la Gorda May 22, 2007 at 7:41 AM

      How long does it take to drive out to Maria la Gorda from Habana?

      1 Answer May 22, 2007 at 10:16 AM
    • How to get from Vinales to Soroa?

      Soroa Mar 3, 2007 at 5:30 AM

      Hi,
      I will be visiting Cuba in April and I was wondering if there are any public means of transport from Vinales to Soroa. How would one get there otherwise without renting a car and how much would it cost?

      1 Answer Mar 4, 2007 at 9:10 AM
    • question about cycling in vinales

      Viñales Jan 29, 2006 at 4:45 PM

      Hi, I'd like to go bicycling in the Vinales region, particularly to the cave that's located 15km west of vinales. How can this be done? Is there a bike rental place in vinales or are we allowed to take bikes with us aboard the Via Azul bus from HAvana to Vinales.
      Thanks!

      5 Answers Sep 5, 2006 at 8:23 AM
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      Maria la Gorda accomodations

      Provincia de Pinar del Río Nov 30, 2005 at 6:53 AM

      Does anyone know whether there is any place to stay near Maria la Gorda if the hotel is full? We tried to reserve for between Dec 18 and the 29th, but unfortunately, it's full. We were hoping to spend xmas there for a few days, but it seems like the hotel is the only place around. Thanks for any info!

      3 Answers Dec 2, 2005 at 1:26 AM
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      INTERNET?????

      Viñales Dec 19, 2004 at 7:36 AM

      Ae there a lot of internet p[laces and WHERE PLEASE! THANKS! ISAbelle

      1 Answer Dec 19, 2004 at 9:02 PM
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      Help! Canadian left films in Vinales. Can you return them for me?

      Viñales Jul 7, 2003 at 10:50 PM

      Help! I left my film in Vinales! Can you mail them to me? Can you help me? My hosts in Cuba said they could mail the films back to me, but apparently this is not permitted by the government. Disappointing to say the least. I'd be very greatful if someone could visit the casa I left the films at, take them out of Cuba, and then mail them back to me in Canada. If you're worried about the films really being films, you could develop them there, and send the negatives (and prints) to me. I am willing to pay for the cost of shipping (and developing if needed) and a reward for their safe return. They contain many great memories of Cuba! If you need a place to stay in Vinales, the place where I left the films was very clean, private, and comfortable. The hosts were very friendly! I can say honestly that they provided the best food that I had on my whole trip! The casa was: SR Herbierto Botin Gonzales y Sra Marisol Delgado Garcia. Calle Camilo Cienfuegos #20 Vinales CP 22400 Provincial de Pinar del Rio You can phone ahead and make arrangements through Herbierto's mother at: Sra Blanca Gonzalez Naveda Calle Salvador Sisnero Interior Edificio Colonial No. 2 Apt0. No. 12 Vinales, Pinar del Rio Detras del la Policlinica Tele: Country Code: 53 Area Code: 8 Phone Number: 9-33-19 Sra Blanca is the one I've been in contact with regarding the films. Again, if you can help I'll be eternally grateful.

      3 Answers Oct 2, 2003 at 10:46 AM