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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: March 08, 2023, 12:24:53 PM »
Partagas Cigar Factory but not sure if still open.

For internet, you need to buy these cards. Thats what it was like a few years ago at least.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: March 08, 2023, 12:25:24 PM »
I don't know about the meat but I would think compared to most places you could have a problem. Havana Club rum tours. they have 2 types the short one in Havana but the good one is about 1 hour out side. Ask your taxi to take you to Havana club in Havana and their you can book your tour. there is only 1 way to access the internet and that is buying cards like airtime minutes at most hotels. Phone service I can't say because we started in Varadero and my friends verizion phone worked perfectly for phone calls no data. the allowance depends on a couple of things 1 are you flying directly from Cuba or via Mexico etc. last I heard flying from Cuba you can take as much as your carry on will allow. Via mexico the problem is if us customs stops you, then you will have to provide info that you were in cuba and not buying rum and cigars from Mexico aka supporting the Cuban government. Last time I went was 2018. Now that Biden has made it open like Obama did I hope I will go back. have fun


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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: March 08, 2023, 12:26:21 PM »
Thank you very much of all the posters here. Your info was very helpful.

 Just a few things to clear up. Thereís no more CUC and CUP. Thereís only Cup. There no penalty anymore for exchanging from dollars to CUP. Thereís no exit tax.  A lot of museums are closed on Monday (Tuesday not sure) so keep that in mind. 

Will give a very brief rundown of what I did. Stayed in Old Havana close to Capital/ grand theater. Very nice Airbnb. Great host. Took the classic car ride for over an hour paid $30. Walked by Adath Isral (was closed. Not sure when open). Kosher butcher, closed (they say now closed permanently. Meat given at Adath Israel. Not sure if correct. Parque de Menorah close to it. Didnít know at the time so didnít check if open. Plaza vieja, Hotel Raquel with the plaques on the rooms and name of restaurant, Plaza de San Francisco, Obispo Blvd, Plaza de Armas, Museum of the city. Castle of the royal force, Plaza de la Catedral, La Bodeguita Del Medio (famous mojito place), Museum of the Revolution (only able to see the outside stuff the inside was closed for renovation). Malecon and the forts. Parque central hotel rooftop bar. El Floridita Bar (famous daiquiri place), Grand Theater of Havana (guided tour) capital (could only go inside with tour but donít accept CUP (how Cuban is that) or USD only card. They suggested we can give $ to someone that has card we decided to skip also because tour took an hour and had to wait half hour to start). Chinatown (no Chinese, nothing to see just drove by on classic car ride) Plaza de la Revolucion, Universidad de la Habana (from outside) Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Beth Shalom synagogue closed (got there after 5. Not sure when open).

Vinales, (Havana Airbnb host hooked us on with good Airbnb, taxi and tour guide). Went to farm where roll cigars, horseback riding, cave. Next day went to prehistorical painting, another cave with boat ride. On way back stop by waterfall midway (nothing major). When arrive back went to Playa de Este beach. Water was nice.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: March 08, 2023, 07:19:43 PM »
Thank you very much of all the posters here. Your info was very helpful.

 Just a few things to clear up. Thereís no more CUC and CUP. Thereís only Cup. There no penalty anymore for exchanging from dollars to CUP. Thereís no exit tax.  A lot of museums are closed on Monday (Tuesday not sure) so keep that in mind. 

Will give a very brief rundown of what I did. Stayed in Old Havana close to Capital/ grand theater. Very nice Airbnb. Great host. Took the classic car ride for over an hour paid $30. Walked by Adath Isral (was closed. Not sure when open). Kosher butcher, closed (they say now closed permanently. Meat given at Adath Israel. Not sure if correct. Parque de Menorah close to it. Didnít know at the time so didnít check if open. Plaza vieja, Hotel Raquel with the plaques on the rooms and name of restaurant, Plaza de San Francisco, Obispo Blvd, Plaza de Armas, Museum of the city. Castle of the royal force, Plaza de la Catedral, La Bodeguita Del Medio (famous mojito place), Museum of the Revolution (only able to see the outside stuff the inside was closed for renovation). Malecon and the forts. Parque central hotel rooftop bar. El Floridita Bar (famous daiquiri place), Grand Theater of Havana (guided tour) capital (could only go inside with tour but donít accept CUP (how Cuban is that) or USD only card. They suggested we can give $ to someone that has card we decided to skip also because tour took an hour and had to wait half hour to start). Chinatown (no Chinese, nothing to see just drove by on classic car ride) Plaza de la Revolucion, Universidad de la Habana (from outside) Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Beth Shalom synagogue closed (got there after 5. Not sure when open).

Vinales, (Havana Airbnb host hooked us on with good Airbnb, taxi and tour guide). Went to farm where roll cigars, horseback riding, cave. Next day went to prehistorical painting, another cave with boat ride. On way back stop by waterfall midway (nothing major). When arrive back went to Playa de Este beach. Water was nice.
is that information current cuz I was told there's 50 dollar exit visit cost and 10% penalty on us dollar when putting it on the muc government card?

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: March 08, 2023, 08:43:28 PM »
is that information current cuz I was told there's 50 dollar exit visit cost and 10% penalty on us dollar when putting it on the muc government card?
they said that they just got back so I would say very recent info. thanks for the update

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #285 on: March 12, 2023, 04:36:55 PM »
is that information current cuz I was told there's 50 dollar exit visit cost and 10% penalty on us dollar when putting it on the muc government card?

I came back less than 10 days ago.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: March 13, 2023, 12:42:47 AM »
I came back less than 10 days ago.
are you referring to the mc government card or in general trading money on black market

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #287 on: March 16, 2023, 09:58:21 PM »
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