We spent 2 weeks in beautiful and complicated Cuba.
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North America14 days / February 2022
Highs & Lows
Havana and staying with locals
Do not forget to bring cash!
Q & A
What would you have changed?
We didn't bring cash to Cuba which is NOT advisable. Cuba has a complicated financial system due to the blockade of the USA. When you bring cash you can ask your host or hotel to change it on the black market to Cuban pesos which makes life 4 (!) times cheaper than when you get your money from an ATM. The first night we had 2 pizzas and 2 beers which cost us almost 70 euros! Don't change your cash on the streets because you can get scammed. My advice is to bring enough cash (US dollars) to last your whole trip.
There is a shortage of almost everything in Cuba and there are long ques in front of stores. Make sure you bring enough of what you really need (medicine, sunscreen, repellent, etc).
If you are travelling without a travel organisation let your host or hotel advise you on this. Cuba doesn't quite work as you are used to.
We travelled without a booking agent.