So, you want to go to Cuba? Join the queue! Cuba is without doubt the hot travel destination for 2016, not just as a unique jewel in the Caribbean but because everyone wants to “see it before it changes”. Developments are looming following the thawing of relations with the USA, resulting in many non-US travelers keen to get to the island before the Americans (and Starbucks and McDonalds etc.) do. Having recently returned from my first trip there, I suggest that it is not a destination to just show up and travel; not only is the lack of infrastructure unable to cope with rising tourist demand but also because it is simply not internet-ready to enable you to just turn up and figure things out from there.
If you are a first-timer in Cuba, do your research first! Cuba is everything you dream of from the big fifties colourful cars, music on every corner and cigars, to Che Guevara murals and so much more you haven’t yet discovered. Here are my top 5 tips to prepare you for your first island visit. Continue reading