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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