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      checking luggage

      Cuba Feb 3, 2017 at 3:38 PM

      we are flying into Havana Feb 18th. I have been told by one person not to check luggage as it can take 1-2 hours to get. My other friend went to cuba this summer and said it was really fast to get their luggage. Does anybody have feedback? Does it matter which airline? We were really hoping to bring an extra suite case to check full of school supplies to donate.


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      checking luggage

      Cuba Feb 3, 2017 at 3:38 PM

      we are flying into Havana Feb 18th. I have been told by one person not to check luggage as it can take 1-2 hours to get. My other friend went to cuba this summer and said it was really fast to get their luggage. Does anybody have feedback? Does it matter which airline? We were really hoping to bring an extra suite case to check full of school supplies to donate.

      4 Answers Feb 8, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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      Travelling to Cuba Jan18-26

      Cuba Jan 12, 2017 at 10:31 AM

      I have 2 nights booked in Havana. Is that enough time. How do I hire a private guide? I then wanted to go to Vinales for 2 nights. I haven't booked anything yet. Then go to Trinidad for 2 nights. Does this sound reasonable? I have heard about bringing small toiletries with me to give to my host, etc. Is this true? or would they be offended. This is my first trip to Cuba. I am so excited. listening to Cuban music as I type. I do not speak Spanish. Will this be a problem? Is there an app for translation? So many questions. I would appreciate any advice. Thank-You

      9 Answers Jan 18, 2017 at 1:36 AM
    • taxi from varadero

      Havana Jan 5, 2017 at 4:07 PM

      has anybody taken a cab from varadero airport to havana ? are there plenty at the airport ? and what am i looking at paying ?


      2 Answers Jan 6, 2017 at 8:11 AM
    • Varadero Cuba

      Varadero Jan 3, 2017 at 11:26 PM

      What can we do in Varadero with teens?

      2 Answers Jan 4, 2017 at 7:06 AM
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      Where to exchange currency travelling to Cuba

      Cuba Jan 2, 2017 at 12:50 PM

      When travelling to Cuba from western Europe where is the best place to exchange currency?

      9 Answers Jan 8, 2017 at 3:22 AM
    • Accomodation for 10 days in march

      Turks and Caicos Islands Dec 29, 2016 at 3:40 AM

      Hi. Can anyone recomend to us accomodation in Tursk and Caicos from 10th to 20th marc for 3 adults...2 bedrooms apartament or house. All rentals are quite expensive...over 300eur for night...any recomendation for us...something from 150-250 night.Thank you.Martin


      1 Answer Dec 30, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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      last-minute Puerto Rico adventure

      Puerto Rico Dec 26, 2016 at 5:12 AM

      we have an opportunity to go VERY last-minute to Puerto Rico. Where in PR would you go if you wanted a semi-budget but more important clean and safe way to enjoy the beach/sea/water not too tough to get to? It's the 26th and we'd be leaving the 28th so there's not a lot of time to plan. I looked around and can easily dig into specific locations but trying to figure out which one so far has been an adventure. We may stay a night or three in San Juan to see the city.
      We have about a week including New Year's Eve.
      Any other tips (airport transfer, getting around, rental car if needed, hotels, activities, food, etc, etc). I have no problem doing my research on food, hotels, etc.
      Thanks in advance for any tips. I'll also be off to try to find PR pages to browse.

    • Visited Camaguey? Recommended place to stay? schools to visit?

      Camagüey Dec 21, 2016 at 5:33 PM

      Anyone traveled in Camaguey? Recommendations for places to stay? Any school contacts to visit? Nearby places to visit? Will be there in February.

      5 Answers Dec 22, 2016 at 6:55 AM
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      Central Square Statues

      Puerto Plata Dec 16, 2016 at 2:38 PM

      There are two statues in Central Square in Puerto Plata. I know one of them is Geneal Luperon, but I haven't been able to find out who the other one is. Does anyone know who it is?

      6 Answers Dec 21, 2016 at 6:02 AM
    • Montréal Airport transportation

      Puerto Rico Dec 14, 2016 at 12:10 PM

      Hi, I'll be arriving in Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and I was wondering what are the options to go to downtown and which one do you recommend?
      Thank you for your help!

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2016 at 3:52 PM
    • Game Time - Panama vs Trinidad 6 Tobago - Visit

      Trinidad and Tobago Dec 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM

      Wham, watch me for a minute nah? (hahaha) Trying to blend with the language from TT. My family and some friends are planning to come watch the Panama vs Trinidad & Tobage game this coming March 24, 2017. We are about 40 to 50 people. We would like to know a place close to the stadium where we can spend three nights and three days. Nothing fancy, just cmfy enough to rest at night. We would also like to know the price for the tickets as we have checked in several web pages to no avail. Finally, what would you suggest for us to do on Friday morning (prior to the game) then Saturday all day long. Thanks in advance for your responses.You are Bess!!!

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      One day 3rd January 2017

      Martinique Dec 12, 2016 at 11:15 AM

      We are calling into the island on a cruise ship. What would you say are the must sees/must do's for our day please. Not sure of cruise port but possibly San Pierre. Many thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Dec 15, 2016 at 11:47 PM
    • Place to Stay in Havana

      Cuba Dec 12, 2016 at 4:55 AM

      Hi all,
      I will be in Havana on 30th Dec - 2nd Jan. and have been looking for a casa particular but cannot find an available one. I checked airbnb, sent reservation request on several booking websites and even contacted with several hosts on tripadvisor. Tired of getting 'not available' messages. Do you know any other option to find a casa in Havana? Is there anyone who knows people in Havana for me to contact. I will appreciate any help cause I am so desperate right now.

      6 Answers Dec 13, 2016 at 11:45 AM
    • Converting Money

      Barbados Dec 10, 2016 at 11:14 AM

      We are Canadian. Do you suggest bringing US $$, then converting it to Barbados $$ once there?

      3 Answers Dec 14, 2016 at 8:13 AM
    • Any Info at All!!

      Cuba Dec 8, 2016 at 10:16 AM

      Hi All!!

      I bought my flight from AeroMexico. Traveling on February 6-12. Has anyone traveled with them and how was the experience? Is travel insurance recommended?

      9 Answers Dec 8, 2016 at 3:51 PM
    • Places to stay

      Camagüey Dec 2, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      Hotels are booked. Are there any other places to stay?

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2016 at 12:03 PM
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      Booking with National Hotel de cuba

      Havana Nov 29, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Do we have any locals there to help this?

      We would like to stay the famous National Hotel de Cuba for a couple of nights in the Beginning of February, however the quotes was 936.00 CUC! ((964.08 EUR)! Personal friends who had spent nights there saying it shouldn't be that expensive, they paid around $100-$150 USD/per night.

      There are saying that if one shows up there in person to the hotel's counter directly, one maybe can get a better rate.

      Can someone verify this for us? Really appreciate this!


      4 Answers Nov 30, 2016 at 2:37 AM
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      Things to do on Sundays

      San José Nov 27, 2016 at 7:01 AM

      I notice that some attractions are closed on Sundays in San Jose, Costa Rica. What about tour companies? Do they operate daily?

      10 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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      Wooden houses

      Puerto Plata Nov 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM

      I was on a tour of the city of Puerto Plata and the guide (named Jesus) spoke English but with an accent. He said something that I didn't quite understand. It was something to the effect that if you didn't use wood for your house that you had to pay two fees, one to the governor. I have not been able to find anything about this on the internet. I asked the guy who runs the tour agency and his response was

      "I told to Jesus about your restlessness. I am sendimg you a Link where you can see some of our vitoriana Houses, and can read a little bit of the history, but you have to translate to english."

      I looked at this website and translated some of it, but it appears to be mostly an argument about whether they should call the wooden houses with the gingerbread trim 'Victorian' or some other term - because apparently Victorian is a bourgeois European type architecture.

      Can anyone think of what the guide was trying to say or the basic story behind it?

      2 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 12:16 PM
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      How do I explain to the U.S. Customes upon returning from Cuba Nowadays?

      Cuba Nov 26, 2016 at 8:44 AM

      U. S. Citizenship, I am planning to go to Cuba, flying out of JFK for a 10-day trip touring in Cuba.

      Thank you!



      20 Answers Dec 6, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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      From Havana to Santiago de Cuba

      Santiago de Cuba Nov 26, 2016 at 7:13 AM

      What is the public traveling methods do we have options for?

      Thank you!


      4 Answers Nov 26, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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      any tours of the rum distillery available?

      Antigua and Barbuda Nov 15, 2016 at 11:51 AM

      are there any tours of the rum distillery available? on the website for antigua distillery there is no mention of a tour. i saw samantha brown's tour and i am guessing perhaps you must be "special" to garner a tour?

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2016 at 8:50 PM
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      What City to spend 2 nights in besides Havana?

      Cuba Nov 14, 2016 at 2:39 PM

      We are spending 6 nights in Havana and would like to spend 2 nights at another location. Does anyone have any good suggestions? We prefer and area that has a busier night life.

      8 Answers Nov 15, 2016 at 11:51 AM
    • supermarkets close on Christmas Eve @4pm

      Aruba Nov 12, 2016 at 8:52 AM

      Are there any corner stores open on Christmas Eve later then 4pm? so we can buy basic groceries?

      3 Answers Nov 12, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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      Where to stay

      Cuba Nov 11, 2016 at 7:11 AM

      I will be travelling to Cuba for 9 days with 5 other girls the 3rd week in February. I would love to get some feedback/suggestions about our trip. We are planning on maybe renting a place through Air BnB since there are 6 of us but am not sure what area of Havana? We love the nightlife, street dancing, jazz clubs, good food. We also want to stay one other area for 2-3 nights but am not sure what city?

      2 Answers Nov 25, 2016 at 6:22 AM
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      one day 4th January 2017

      Saint Lucia Island Nov 7, 2016 at 7:33 AM

      We have one day in St Lucia on 4th January, we have visited before and did a partial island tour. Could you recommend any beaches please that are not too far from the cruise port? Many thanks

      2 Answers Nov 8, 2016 at 1:15 AM
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      Transport from Varadero to Havana

      Cuba Nov 5, 2016 at 12:16 PM

      Will be traveling to Varadero and staying in a resort there for 8 days. Now I want to include trip to Havana with overnight stay. How easy and convenient is the trip to Havana, and do I use bus or train?

      Any info apriciated. Leaving day after tomorrow
      Many thanks

      4 Answers Nov 5, 2016 at 7:23 PM
    • Best Beach

      Nassau Nov 3, 2016 at 8:56 AM

      beach with hammocks water sports and drinks served

      1 Answer Nov 4, 2016 at 12:36 AM
    • Which beaches? Pacific or Carribean?

      Costa Rica Nov 2, 2016 at 2:35 PM


      I am going to Costa Rica in end of December towards January for 10 days and I want to know which is better Pacific or Caribbean side this time of the year? How are they different?

      Also, can you give me top 3 beaches to explore? I will be driving so I am flexible with the locations etc.


      4 Answers Nov 4, 2016 at 6:55 AM
    • All-Inclusive or otherwise

      Jamaica Nov 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM

      Hi all, My wife and I are in the planning stages of a Jamaican vacation for next fall (2017). She's mentioned staying at an all-inclusive, but I think I would prefer possibly a boutique hotel on the order of Jake's or The Rockhouse. I'm looking for input and suggestions about the pros and cons of each. Based on what little I know of Jamaica (this will be our first trip there) I'm leaning towards the Negril area.


      4 Answers Nov 2, 2016 at 1:07 PM