Best sunset spot on the strip 

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. 

If you find yourself in Havana during the golden hour, make sure and get yourself to El Presidente. Not only does it provide a hefty menu of local delights mixed with more foreign dishes, but the view is spectacular. 

If you’re looking for a taste of Cuba, ask for ‘un Rum ehStrike’ you’ll enjoy the pure essence of the country’s greatest delicacy without the rocks. 

 Flying to Cuba is as Easy as Pie

The time to travel is waning, but the President’s announcement on June 16th, 2017 will not sabotage your travel arrangements ..yet.

“The announced changes do not take effect until the new regulations are issued.” – FAQ Cuba sanctions program as a result of the President’s announcement of June 16, 2017

Things to know before you go:

People to People is still a thing. Yes, you can visit Cuba, so long as your purpose meets one of the twelve accepted reasons of travel. These are: family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; journalistic activity; professional research and professional meetings; educational activities; religious activities; public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; support for the Cuban people; humanitarian projects; activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes; exportation, importation, or transmission of information or informational materials; and certain authorized export transactions.

You’ve got to buy a Visa. Before boarding, at the airline check in counter, you will be handed a clipboard and a pen. Simply state your purpose of travel, and buy the visa for 50 USD, and then guárdalo como oro. 

Currency: The CUC is a Cuban tourist currency that is just about 1:1 with the US dollar not to be confused with the Cuban Peso which is about 1CUC:25CUP. 

Plastic is not accepted. According to the Department of State travel website neither credit nor debit cards are accepted in Cuba. Take cash, and exchange enough for a few days in the airport. While most hotels will exchange your USD, it is always a good idea to have CUC in hand in case of emergency upon arrival. *the currency exchange in the US does not buy CUC, you will need to make your transaction in Cuba.

Yes, there is airbnb in Cuba, and it is a great way to book rooms, and meet people. This is a great option for those who are traveling for People-to-People purposes. Spend time with your host, and take their recommendations. The best way to get to know a place is through the locals, and airbnb is a great way to get to know them.

According to the Miami Herald there has been a spike in Travel to Cuba. Book your flight while you can, and join thousands of others as they enjoy the island of paradise. 

For your flight, bring along a copy of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.Hemingway loved Cuba, and for good reason. Experience the Island as did the beloved American author.

Most importantly: Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit. And of course.. make sure to snap that selfie.

How to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu

The Trip to Cusco es un maravilloso for lack of better words. As one of the seven wonders of the world, it is a must see especially seeing as it is so accessible. However, getting there is not quite as simple as it may seem. It can become quite the headache arranging entrance tickets, bus travel, and train tickets. Take a deep breath, devise a plan and remember, half the fun is the travel.

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