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Money in Cuba

There are a lot of articles on the internet already about Cuban money, here’s a 10 cent version: The national money is called Moneda Nacional, or MN, or CUP, or peso. Tourists don’t use this. The official currency is Convertible … Continue reading

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Cuba – Gifts

We had been told in all of our documentation (and in articles online) that the Cuban people have a lot of trouble finding and affording some basic things like: soap, hand creams, notepads, pens, etc. So I had gone to … Continue reading

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Cuba – Carteras

Instead of advertising, the billboards all had nationalist sayings on them. Everything from eschewing the US blockade to pride in sports, and of course, lots of Che. This one is about the US blockade: This one is about Cuban sports: This … Continue reading

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Cuba – the flight out

We had to leave at 5:30 AM to check in to our 9 AM flight. Barbara was very sweet and woke up to send us off. We gave her 20 CUC as a tip and I gave her a $1 … Continue reading

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Cuba – Day 9

With the tour over, this was our day to explore Havana. We already had our bearings, so it was much easier to get around. We went to find the coffee place we had heard about to bring some back and … Continue reading

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Cuba – Day 8

Dave’s birthday!!! We drove pretty much all day and arrived back in Havana around 4PM. There was some sort of miscommunication about where we were staying (because we were going to stay an extra night after the tour was over) … Continue reading

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Cuba – Day 7

As I mentioned in  my last post, Trinidad is a beautiful, old town that was the highlight for me of the trip. Cobblestone streets, homes painted bright or pastel colors, friendly people, artisans, musicians, and even some things to buy. … Continue reading

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