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1. Posted by oj (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

oj has indicated that this thread is about Cuba

any of you guys hit cuba up?

i travelled through SE asia, china nepal and india for 6months far to long ago but really only 6months ago.... im on severe withdrawal but have only 3wks poss this summer as im in full time uni.

Is cuba all ex-pats tourism and sunny beaches or is there something real worth seeing before castro departs?

any advice would be well recieved

cheers

owen.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

what exactly do you mean by ex-pats tourism? I thought expats are people living in one country temporary or something?

But really, Cuba is just so nice, cultural as well as natural.
Typical for Cuba are of course all the old american 50's cars, I would go back just for that really. Also, lots of billboards around the country are amazing, and hooking up with a guide offering a walk around a city and talking about the country is great as well.
Don't go near the beaches at some resort areas.

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

what exactly do you mean by ex-pats tourism? I thought expats are people living in one country temporary or something?

I am also curious about "ex-pat tourism" since "ex-pat" usually refers to people from one country living and working (or retiring) in another. The two terms seem to conflict. But, on that note - there aren't a lot of American ex-pats living or visiting Cuba at the moment. Though, that is subject to change once Castro is gone...

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Havana is absolutely beautiful - like no city I've ever seen. It's poor and crumbling, yet charming and real and without all the advertisements you see in any big city. It's worth the trip, definitely.

5. Posted by Cuba-Junky (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Cuba is a unique country but very different to Asian countries and more expensive as well.
To start your trip read this website: -snip- and you have an idea of what to expect.

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6. Posted by oj (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

cool cool thanks for your replies i do need to do a bit more research ... thanks it all helps