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Category: Backpacking in Cuba

Cuba is a country unlike any other.  Backpacking in Cuba certainly has its challenges, but with a little persistence, a lot of patience and a good slug of rum, you will learn to love it!  Read on to learn more about travel in Cuba!

A Guide to Trinidad, Cuba – Perfect for Your Trip to Cuba

A Guide to Trinidad, Cuba – Perfect for Your Trip to Cuba

Trinidad is a beautiful town, and an extremely popular destination in Cuba.  Trinidad was probably my second favourite destination in Cuba, after Viñales.  Although it is extremely touristy it still felt small and accessible, and not overtaken by tourism.  And, although you will get approached almost constantly to eat in someone’s restaurant or drink their ‘best mojito in Trinidad’, if you say you have already eaten they tend to leave you alone.  What I really liked about Trinidad was if…

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Why Cienfuegos Should be on your Cuba Itinerary

Why Cienfuegos Should be on your Cuba Itinerary

Cienfuegos is a seriously underrated city.  Much slower paced than Havana, Cienfuegos is in fact a delightful break from the craziness there.  You will still be plagued with shouts of ‘Taxi?’ from the car and bicycle taxis (apparently tourists never walk anywhere) but that is a small price to pay.  There is plenty to do around the city to fill a few days of your itinerary, whether your visiting Cuba on a budget or are splashing the cash, so stay for a…

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Backpacking in Cuba on a Budget

Backpacking in Cuba on a Budget

Let’s not beat about the bush; Cuba is NOT a cheap destination for foreigners.  It seems that the Cuban government are very savvy about the revenue they gain from tourism, and although crime is rare & foreigners are officially very well looked after, it can be hard not to feel like a walking wallet, especially in Havana.  After spending three and a half weeks backpacking Cuba solo, I was tired of the constant battle, so I decided to put together…

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