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Transport in Cuba: What You Need to Know

It doesn’t take long after touching down in Havana’s José Marti International Airport to figure out that transportation in Cuba is neither convenient nor economical for backpackers. There are no direct bus or train links from this Cuba airport – just taxis, which cost 25-30CUC for a ride into town (1CUC = $1). Ouch. Unfortunately, that’s […]

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Casas Particulares in Cuba: What You Need to Know

So your flights are booked and your bags (mentally) packed. What’s next? Ah, yes. Accommodation! One quick search on Hostel World and you realise that, actually, there is no listed accommodation in Cuba. What the..? Newsflash: Cuba doesn’t play by the rules. If you’re intent on travelling on budget in Cuba, you’re going to have […]

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