That glorious, world renowned, stuffed with love and pressed to perfection quick snack on city side streets; the Cuban sandwich has earned its reputation in good and honorable measure. Do not leave the Island without having tried one for yourself.
There are two kinds of Taxis in Cuba. The Yellow taxis and the privately owned taxis. Yes, there are private businesses in Cuba, and there are plenty of them.
Marecon is the beach front avenue in Havana and is the central hub for both daytime fisherman and night time wifi seekers. It’s the local hangout spot in Havana Vieja, and I’d buy a house here if I could.
Cuba is much larger than I realized. The bus to get from one side of the island to the other will take you around 12 to 14 hours. A flight, I am told, lasts about an hour.
With a flourishing tourist business, Cuba certainly understands the need to cart people from one city to the next. If you are traveling on a budget, it can be a bit tough finding a cheap method of transportation as the taxis are always eager to provide a swift but pricey trip.
“Cuba is one of the safest countries in the world” explained my cab driver “people don’t believe it, but we are. No one is out to get you, and guns are prohibited.”
While traveling, it’s important to touch base with your mom upon arrival. While you can spend the extra money and buy the international plan with your phone company, if you feel like roughing it with a basic wifi connection here’s how: