Getting your VISA / Tourist Card for going to Cuba

Yes, you need a VISA / tourist card / tarjeta de turista. Whatever you call it – you will need one – but NO – you don’t need to send your passport to the Cuban embassy. Your tourist card is valid for 30 days.  It can be extended while you are...

Things NOT to do in Cuba

Don’t blow your nose! Every culture seems to have its little idiosyncrasies that catch you by surprise.  I was reading an interesting article about what NOT to do in Cuba and it advises that you should never blow your nose in public.  It is considered extremely...

Cuba requires “non”-US insurance

Cuba requires health Insurance When going to Cuba you will be required to have medical insurance. NOTE  – your regular health insurance that you have in the United States will not suffice.  Cuba requires non-US medical insurance.  If you don’t have this,...

Cuban Money

In Cuba they have TWO currencies. They have Cuban Pesos (CUP) for the locals and Cuban Convertibles (CUC) for the tourists.  The exchange rate on the CUP is 25 per $1 and on the CUC it is 1 to $1.  DON’T  get them confused!! Both are called pesos – Both...

Tips for Trips to Cuba

For the next few weeks I will be updating you on every step I am taking to prepare for my trip to Cuba.  I will share these steps with you and try to clear up some of the wild and crazy things I’ve been hearing about making this trip.  Come along for the ride...