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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: May 24, 2016, 11:20:57 PM »
I used airbnb.

Some places have a fridge and an oven, some don't. Just like anything else.
Did you base out of Havana and travel around on day trips or moved from place to place?
What else do you recommend besides Venalos for a day trip?
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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: May 24, 2016, 11:36:18 PM »
Did you base out of Havana and travel around on day trips or moved from place to place?
What else do you recommend besides Venalos for a day trip?
Thanks

We stayed in one place in Havana and went to Vinales for 12 hours or so. No need to "travel around" really, Havana is where you want to be.

Other than Vinales many people go to Trinidad for a day or two, but for reasons I've outlined upthread, I think Vinales is the better option of the two (and Fan of Dan agrees with me, now that's he's done it as well).

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: May 24, 2016, 11:50:08 PM »
We stayed in one place in Havana and went to Vinales for 12 hours or so. No need to "travel around" really, Havana is where you want to be.

Other than Vinales many people go to Trinidad for a day or two, but for reasons I've outlined upthread, I think Vinales is the better option of the two (and Fan of Dan agrees with me, now that's he's done it as well).
I reserved the same drive to take me to Vinales as well.
Where in Havana do you recommend….the old city or anywhere n particular?

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 24, 2016, 11:51:12 PM »
I reserved the same drive to take me to vin ales as well.
Where in Havana do you recommend….the old city or anywhere n particular?

Old city is best.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: June 03, 2016, 10:44:35 AM »
Old city is best.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: June 16, 2016, 11:07:36 AM »
https://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/cuba.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=visitcuba

Here come the rabble :'(...

(I guess since HAV is not yet bookable there's still some hope for a bit.)

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: June 16, 2016, 11:20:44 AM »
https://www.aa.com/i18n/urls/cuba.jsp?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=visitcuba

Here come the rabble :'(...

(I guess since HAV is not yet bookable there's still some hope for a bit.)

It s not new. Jet Blue also has but you have to book those flights thru a charter company which adds on the fees.

BTW I had an amazing time there, and Highly recommend it. Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: June 16, 2016, 11:28:39 AM »
It s not new. Jet Blue also has but you have to book those flights thru a charter company which adds on the fees.

BTW I had an amazing time there, and Highly recommend it. Thanks for all your help!

The fact that's it's bookable on AA directly (cash and miles) is the big thing here.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: June 26, 2016, 06:42:02 AM »

Why do the cubans not just buy there cars from other south american countries ?

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: June 26, 2016, 11:25:22 AM »
Why do the cubans not just buy there cars from other south american countries ?

They do, it's not all old cars.

I'd call it around 40% classic American cars, 30% old junk (Russian Ladas and the like), and 30% regular cars, mostly European and Korean.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: July 03, 2016, 09:44:49 AM »
Do U.S. Citizens need visas? Where and how can I get one? I booked tix for September.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: July 26, 2016, 06:06:47 PM »
Do U.S. Citizens need visas? Where and how can I get one? I booked tix for September.
No. You need to go for one of the 12 so called reasons.

The airline should sell you a "visitor" stamp for $15 before you board the flight. This is just a fee for Cuba to make money.

I went thru customs on both sides and nobody even looked at me.
You will have a great time in Cuba

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: July 28, 2016, 10:23:23 PM »
JB starting $99 OW flights to Cuba in a month.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: July 28, 2016, 10:27:11 PM »
Even that is high for the 30 minute flight.