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Cuba: exploring beyond Varadero

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Hi, I'm going on a trip to Cuba in July. I got a
good deal on a 2 week trip to Varadero but want
to only stay there a few days and then visit other,
more untouristy, parts of Cuba. On looking in a
couple of guidebooks it seems it's not made that
easy to travel to Havana by bus from Varadero
without going on a tourist bus. Anyone have
experience of doing this journey by other means?

I'd also like ideas of places to visit outside of
Havana - I'd rather travel by bus/train rather than
hire car if at all possible.

Thanks,
Eric

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