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1. Posted by AliciaAlon (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi
I am traveling to Havana in a few days:-) Do anyone just been there, and have some good advices for things to see and do?

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2573 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Havana is a very complex and fascinating city with 2,000,000+ residents and 500+ years of history. It has an extremely vibrant cultural/music/arts scene that caters to almost every taste imaginable.

When you give absolutely no clue whatsoever regarding your age, interests, likes/dislikes, budget, etc. then it's impossible for anyone to offer suggestions. There's a big difference between the ballet at the Grand Teatro and an underground death metal rave...

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1839 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

A few museums, markets, buses absolutely packed, watch women making cigars, etc. The central area is easy to walk around though there are cabs, and American dollars are prized. A good map is very handy.

The place is a bit old fashioned thanks to the American embargo but life is slow there and I got no hassle at all.

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2573 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

"... and American dollars are prized..."

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Absolutely incorrect. USDs haven't been used since 2004 - in fact they're the only foreign currency that suffers a additional 10% surcharge when you exchange them.

Everything you need to know about Money Exchange in Cuba is on my Insider Page here:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g147270-c109329/Cuba:Caribbean:Money.Exchange.html

Cheers,
Terry

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