Am looking at Cuba for a trip this summer, probably hitching around since that's really easy in Cuba. In fact, government officials are required by LAW to pick you up!! I'm a very experienced hitch-hiker in Europe, so I know what I'm doing.
Anybody know where to find cheap hotels and hostels? The prices on most of their official websites are about 6 months salary for an average Cuban, so I know they're taking the piss compared to what the room is actually worth. Anyone have experience of travelling there?
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Last edited by Dionysus; 27-01-2010 at 16:28.
- 27-01-2010 16:26
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- 27-01-2010 16:31
Okay.... been doing some more research and I was right. The price of accomodation sold in Pesos is bugger all...
http://www.cuba-hostels.com/en/hoste...es/Havana.html some of these are as low as 20p a night!
EDIT: Oops that's non-convertible pesos, but even in convertible pesos it's well under a tenner a night.Last edited by Dionysus; 27-01-2010 at 16:34.
- 27-01-2010 18:24
I've been to Cuba twice but only on a package deal not as an independent traveller.
My friends visited Cuba as independent travellers and found it tough going in Havana. They said it was difficult to get food! I think they ended up staying in a locals home.
When I was there, including Havana I didnt even see a peso, everything was paid for with US dollars.
It is a very safe place to visit. The first time I visited Havana I was with a Cuban guy and did not get any hassle* but when I was there a couple of years later exploring Havana without a guide I was approached quite a bit which after a while gets tiresome, there is only so much you can give away.
*when I say hassle, I just mean begging, nothing untoward or scary.