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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Two weeks in Cuba

we have just returned from a 2 week trip to Cuba.
We chose to not stay in any resorts, rather in casas around the island. What a fantastic place, definitely the most interesting place we've ever been. And staying with local people, rather than in hotels, enabled us to learn so much about this amazing country.
We learned a lot, so if you have any questions relating to travel in Cuba, let me know.

Here's my report with photos.
http://travellingdad.quivertreeworld...12/08/08/cuba/
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Old Aug 8th, 2012, 04:53 PM
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fun trip report to read. wonderful that you are showing your kids the world this way. so do those rum/juice boxes come with a tiny straw?
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Old Aug 9th, 2012, 11:23 AM
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They do! It seemed easier to buy alcohol than water...
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Old Aug 11th, 2012, 07:11 AM
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LOL, for less than 2 bucks you can get a nice Cuban buzz. What's popular is to buy a can of Pinita (a pineapple soda),take a few gulps out of the can, then pour in a tetra-box in Plancha rum and away you go.... instant soda with a KICK!!!!
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Old Aug 13th, 2012, 02:59 PM
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I am so interested in your trip to Cuba.
Love to go in February 2013, but worried about medically restricted diet-no salt. Could I make that work in Cuba-are people ready to cook things differently?
Most places are, but in Barcelona last year I nearly starved!
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Shaynak.... you'll love Cuba because unless you're in a tourist resort, they don't use much salt at all. When I travel and spend 30+ days in Cuba, the food seems to taste "bland" the first week or so (why you get so many complaints about Cuban food), then miraculously it starts to taste great. What's funny is that you adapt to a low salt diet. When I come back to Canada, the first week, EVERYTHING tastes far too salty, even stuff I didn't think of as having salt in it.
The only thing you'll need to learn how to say in spanish is "sin sal por favor" which means "no salt please". You shouldn't have any problems.
Now sugar... LOL.... Cubans all have a very sweet tooth!!!

have fun.
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Old Oct 17th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Cuba is just the best of the best in my opinion of course I book a trip there the last september with this site http://danceclasseshavana.co.uk and I had the time of my life, I learn how to dance the salsa meantime I was learning a litle more their culture.
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