As long term international house sitters, one of our passions is travel and a destination we have both wanted to visit for a long time is Cuba.
With house sits arranged in Mexico during December last year, and March this year, it seemed like February might be the ideal time to visit.
We are always very aware of differentiating between house sitting (when each assignment has a range of responsibilities), and our own personal travel time, free from obligations to others.
We booked return tickets from Cancun for just over US $200 each, and planned four weeks exploring all Cuba has to offer.
Here’s what we discovered.
THIS IS CUBA 2017
We had some amazing experiences. Cuba really is a fascinating place, with a truly unique history. We had some challenges too, as is always the case when travelling independently. Unfortunately we also had some big disappointments.
Much is changing right now in Cuba, and we want to share what we saw and what we learned.
We don’t just want to write another set of simple “how-to-travel-tips” blogs. Instead, in the following series of articles we will tell all – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Here’s what we will be telling you about Cuba 2017 over the next few weeks:
(clickable links will appear as each articles is published)
Why it might already be too late to visit Cuba 2017
Cuban food – more choice than you think
A revolutionary Cuban honeymoon
Exploring old Havana – a self guided tour
Cuba 2017 – a month traveling on under US $80 a day
We met up with Jane and Duncan from baby boomer website ToTravelToo.com while in Cienfuegos, Cuba, and we suspect there will be plenty of blogs coming from them soon too.
We look forward to hearing their thoughts on this unique destination.
Have you been to Cuba recently?
We’d love to hear your thoughts too in the “comments” section below.
Vanessa and Ian