posts tagged: Cuba

See you Cuba!

Although, it is not much easier with fruit. I tried to eat apples and bananas bought from the grocery store the other day and I made a sour face as these tasted like grass. Enough about complaining, it doesn’t help … Keep Reading…

Queues in Cuba

I joke that Cubans speak fast because they want to make up the time loste standing in queues. During my first weeks in Cuba, I refused to stand in queues as it was so unreasonable to me. Once I realized … Keep Reading…

Eating habits

Allegedly, eating is the only activity, which feeds you and helps you survive. This also applies in Cuba 🙂 . In Cuba, it is possible to eat very different foods and prices vary from wall-to-wall. The least I have spent … Keep Reading…

The currencies in Cuba

There are two currencies circulating in Cuba, Cuban Pesos (CUP) and Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC). November 8, 2004 when the Cuban government entirely withdrew the US Dollar from circulation. Since then, the CUC became the “tourist” currency to replace the … Keep Reading…

Visa requirements

Tourist visa immigration authority – beyond this you would need a flight out of Cuba within the extended visa period. Cuban Immigration will retain half of the visa card on entry and the second half on departure. Make sure you … Keep Reading…

Our Man In Havana

My blog name “Our man in Cuba” is inspired by the British author Graham Greene’s novel, “Our Man In Havana” (1958). Graham Greene makes fun of intelligence services, especially the British MI6, and their willingness to believe reports from their … Keep Reading…

Affairs with the accommodation

When my plan of coming to Cuba took a more concrete shape, I contacted Luis, the owner of Casa 1932, where we stayed a year ago in Havana. Luis said he had no vacancy for such a long period (8 … Keep Reading…

Why the blog?

A lot of people find Cuba fascinating. Its political and economic system and cultural mix give the country something all its own – a unique flair you won’t come across anywhere else. Although the revolutionary government is still in power, … Keep Reading…

Last day in Cuba

We were so drained emotionally that we didn’t feel like doing much else. Eva and Peedu decided to go for a final drive around the city and did so in a pink 1956 Ford Cabriolet – vanity knows no bounds … Keep Reading…

Old Havana (Spanish: La Habana Vieja)

During our last full day in Cuba we decided to go for a walk around the old town and visit the cigar factory. The visit to the factory didn’t work out because we discovered you have to make reservations for … Keep Reading…