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An essential read for those wanting to understand Cuba and save money.
on 25 July 2014
This book describes Cuba perfectly, and the author did an excellent job in all the topics. It has a great overview of economics, history and daily life in Cuba. As others have mentioned, the section on saving money is fantastic. The first time I went to Cuba, I spent a fortune. It's funny to look back it it now, but I fell for every trick imaginable.
After reading this guide, I was able to navigate Havana like a pro. I got a great apartment (casa particular) in Vedado and I was able to enjoy fantastic, huge meals at local restaurants for almost nothing. I even spent a week in Varadero and used the tips in this guide to take cheap rides on the local bus line and to use communal taxis to get around the city. Honestly, I never imagined Cuba could be so affordable. This guide really helped me. It's truly a different approach to travel books.
The website is great too. Look it up for free info.