Monday photo
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Monday photo

I saw this abandoned hotel while we were en route to Barrio Chino, Havana, Cuba.  It was one of those moments when you see something and think Wow! That would make a great picture! It’s one of my favorite...

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Exploring Cuba

So now you know how to get here, what the money and lodging situation is like, but most likely you plan on doing more than just hanging out in Havana. Most people laughed when I said I would like a week in Havana, but really it’s a good amount of time if you enjoy seeing all the different sights, experiencing Cuban life, etc.  There are several noteworthy parts of the island, some of the most popular being Varadero...

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Staying in Cuba

Lodging: Cuba isn’t a country you go to on a tight budget.  Many people like to Couchsurf when they travel to save money.  Unfortunately, that practice is illegal in Cuba (unless you’re a family member, they cannot invite you to stay in their home), and you can only stay in properly licensed facilities.  However, your cheapest legal option most likely is to stay in a casa particular.  These are private homes that are...

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Visiting The Forbidden Island

There is a Caribbean island not far from Mexico or the United States that is often under the travel radar and is illegal for Americans to visit without a special license. Yes, we’re talking about Cuba.  This post is the first in a series about Cuba, so I hope you continue reading.  I need to begin with a short disclaimer, though: By writing this post I am not encouraging anyone, especially US citizens, to visit Cuba who is...

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