When visiting Cuba, you have two different types of accommodation you can choose from. The obvious choice would be a hotel or resort and the other possibility is a Casa Particular. Casas particulares, directly translating into “private houses” are a sort of B&B set up at people’s homes. If a … more »
What does Cuban food taste like? Food in Cuba has no taste! There, I said it. It sounds harsh, but it is true. I am that girl who grew up in a family where my Mom would barely put salt in the food she cooked once she had … more »
All jobs in Cuba are controlled by the government. Aside from some taxis, Casa Particulares (Cuban home stays), and Paladars (family run restaurants) you’ll rarely find someone who doesn’t work for the government. Folks in Havana sell flowers or other odds and ends to make some extra money. In a … more »
She walks along a street in Central Havana. It’s Wednesday, time to collect the government rations. The streets are smoky because of the old cars. She walks swiftly to get to her destination. She likes her yellow slippers. They’re sunny!
Follow that car! In Cuba your transportation options are quite interesting! Due to a shortage of vehicles, regular cars often double up as cabs. Blue, smoky and noisy! Truly a trip back to the 60s!
The visa for Cuba is rather controversial since there isn’t much information about it on the internet. So here’s my attempt at dispelling all doubts regarding entry requirements into Cuba for Indians. We travelled to Cuba in January 2012. Since we flew in from Mexico, we were able to purchase … more »