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1. Posted by rubens (Budding Member, 35 posts) 10 Jun '12 16:26

Hope You can help me with a trip of Cuba in september 25, maybe 4 days in Havana and 3 in another place... Please help! :)

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1567 posts) 10 Jun '12 19:28

Cuba is huge island, larger than the 7,000+ islands encompassing the entire 30 countries/territories/protectorates/etc. in the entire Caribbean combined.

For any accurate advice you have to use some common sense and at least post minimal info like where are you flying from, what are your interests, likes/dislikes, style of travel, budget, etc.

Compared to many other traditional backpacker destinations Cuba is a complicated place...

Cheers,
Terry

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Jun-2012, at 19:29 by CheersT ]

3. Posted by rubens (Budding Member, 35 posts) 10 Jun '12 19:36

Sorry my fault, my interests are history, walk around the city and also to relax in the beach I will be flying from Mexico City I like to go to museums, historical places, I like to drink but not much and I don't want to spend much money, hope with this data you can help, thx in advance! I was thinking in know a little of Havana and maybe a beautiful beach you can recommend me...

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1567 posts) 10 Jun '12 20:43

If you're an experienced traveller in developing countries and you've stayed in inexpensive hostels/hotels elsewhere then Cuba will hold no surprises. Travelling independently in Cuba will be easy.

1.) Cuba is no longer an exotic destination... there are loads of excellent guide books like Moon, Rough Guide, Lonely Planet, etc... there are several Internet forums/blogs (like this one, Lonely Planet, etc.) that make it an easy place to research... the whole country is very safe and non-threatening... it has a very defined Gringo Trail with decent transport and accommodation options... tourist scams are simple and no big deal, almost to the point of being naively innocent (compared to some other developing countries)... if you're still nervous it's easy to have a local guide/resolver/travel agent give you a really nice comfort zone by setting you up with a semi-arranged itinerary so you're not completely on your own... etc.

2.)
A few thoughts about rental cars and public transport:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147270-i91-k3817263-Rental_Cars_in_Cuba_My_Favourite_Way_to_Travel-Cuba.html

3.) Crime and scams:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g147270-c140774/Cuba:Caribbean:Crimes.And.Scams.In.Cuba.html

4.) Money Exchange:

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

5.) Casa Particulars:

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

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For a first time visitor who wishes to travel independently a guide book is BY FAR your most important (and cheapest/easiest) investment to start your research.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

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