The land of classic cars, crumbling old buildings & smiling farmers, this country really is like taking a step back in time.
Nothing much has changed since the 1950’s which just adds to its charm. It’s refreshing to visit a country with limited WIFI, limited brands & limited items available to purchase & has to be one of the few countries left in the world where people mainly use landlines rather than cellphones.
Cuba is a laid back island nation, full of soul & character. It’s a place like no other & if you’re planning on visiting you’re in for a classic treat!
Days Spent: 48
Places Visited: Cárdenas, Cienfuegos, El Fraile, Havana, Mantanzas, Playa Giron, Playa Larga, Trinidad, Viñales, Varadero.
Our Highlight: Cycling from Havana to Trinidad.
Our Top Hack: Get your head around the CUP & CUC currency before you go, you can use both & will save a lot of money doing so.
Fun Fact: From the air the countries shape resembles a crocodile!
From spending a month in Havana, living in the up & coming residential area of Miramar & going back to school there to learn Spanish to exploring the stunning National Park of Viñales then taking our own bikes & cycling from Havana all the way down to Trinidad – we had quite the Cuba experience.
The contrast between the cities & the remote farm areas are what we found the most fascinating with the people outside of the tourist traps some of the most warm & friendly that we have ever had the pleasure to meet.