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Who Are We?

We are Lee-Anne & Jusnier ('Turbo' to his friends).
An English/Cuban couple who know Cuba like the back of their hands, and would like to share their first-hand knowledge with you!

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Food in Cuba

We often get asked "What's the food like in Cuba?" Well...

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Cuban Music

What's the best type of Cuban Music?

We love Cuban Salsa Music & Cuban Reaggaton to get us on the dance floor! Find out about the best of Cuban Music here.

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Costs in Cuba

What sort of costs can you expect in Cuba?

Remember Cuba is a communist country, and small private enterprise has only recently been authorised.

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Greeting People in Cuba

How do people greet each other in Cuba?

In general, Cubans will generally shake hands when meeting or saying goodbye to someone they know.

If they are good friends, then a friendly hug and a kiss on the cheek is also common, (even the men).

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What to Buy in Cuba

There isn’t much to buy in Cuba. 

The main things to buy are rum, cigars and (of course) lots of Salsa music CDs. They sell just about everything with Che Guevara on it, as he is the national hero.

While it is expected to haggle in many cultures, in general haggleing in Cuba is NOT usual. You could try asking “is that your best price?” to see if they are open to negotiation, but don’t be offended if they do not come down on price.

Bear in mind that it can be very expensive and rarely reliable to send packages home so try to buy only what you can carry home.

Paintings are a good buy, you may require a customs receipt. You can find many places to buy locally painted art in the stalls of the artizan market near the ferrier in Havana Viaja. There is a large souvenir market which is full of local artisan pieces.

 

Keeping in Touch in Cuba

How do you keep in-touch with your friends & family while you are in Cuba?

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