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I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for two reasons.
Number one. WORKAWAY is a great way to travel on a budget as long as you don’t mind maybe getting your hands dirty. This was my first time doing WORKAWAY, even though I have done WWOOFing and volunteering in the past.
And two. I was lucky enough to have amazing hosts in an incredibly beautiful part of Italy. After emailing each other for what seemed like an eternity, I finally got to experience my first WORKAWAY stay @BORGO PETROIO.
I really want to share this from earlier on in the year where I did a blog post for HER PACKING LIST on my experience traveling through MOROCCO.
It was great doing an interview for an established group like HPL. So when they asked if any one wanted to talk about their experience on SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL I jumped at the chance.They have wonderful tips on packing and related topics. It’s also a great forum to connect with other like-minded women.
When it came to thinking about what I was going to say, it was interesting to see that people can go to the same place and do similar things but have such varied experiences. Good or bad.
Since I’ve been home one thing people have asked is “How was Cuba?”
I am in love with Cuba, it’s a complicated country. But in such an exciting and wonderful way!
There is so much to write about this vibrant island. But it’s totally not like anywhere I’ve been before. So I thought I’d keep this blog about some basic facts I found out while traveling there, from my experience.
Firstly, it was AMAZING.
Secondly I think there are a few misconceptions of what Cuba is like. No I didn’t see any Cocaine, (yeah funny question but it’s been asked!). Not that I wanted to as the fear of ending up in a Cuban prison is not on top of my bucket list. Yes like any country there is drug use/trade, you’d be naive to think otherwise. But all I can say it wasn’t in my face. The other one was “is it dangerous?” No It’s safe, well within reason and of course using common sense. But it’s definitely safer than a lot of other countries I’ve been to. I think though as the tourist trade grows so will both of these things unfortunately like other top tourist spots. I really hope it doesn’t.
The cars are AMAZING, the cigars are good and the rum flows freely.
The people are friendly, mostly helpful and the best Salsa dancers I’ve ever seen!
It is a Socialist country (or Communist) country depending on what you read. So you will see the obviously propaganda bill boards and lack of private advertising. Not so much of a bad thing except when you’re trying to find a certain shop or building.
Kia Ora and welcome,
I'm Gina from beautiful New Zealand.
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