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Anyone been to Cuba?


cyclopse 9 229
18 Sep 2005 11:52AM
going to cuba in october just wondering if anyone has been and what it was like, staying
at playa pasquera (or something like that)

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jeanie e2
10 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2005 11:59AM
Don't take American Express travellers cheques. My friend did, and they would not accept them... Had to get money sent over from family via Thompsons rep.

Jeanie
randomrubble 10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2005 1:07PM
I'm going in November, so 'bookmarking'
ReidFJR 9 310 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2005 1:29PM
I went to Cayo Coco in the North part of the Island last year at the sol melia - it was brilliant - fantastic turqioise blue beaches and white sand. went to Havana for the day and would recommend if you can that was brilliant also - Fished at Cayo romana - there is a web resource called Debbies Carribean Reviews whcih contains details of hotels and feedback from guests which is worth a visit - Id go back - F
cyclopse 9 229
18 Sep 2005 1:38PM
just been on debbies site

cant wait to go, not looking forward to flight though

chris
nikon e2
11 117 1 England
18 Sep 2005 1:40PM
Jeanie is quite right regarding the american travellers cheques (Not Liked). I usually take a little local currency and top up from A.T.Ms which are freely available. Be a little wary of changing money at street traders as there are two standards of currency, local Pesos and tourist Pesos, the tourist Pesos being about ten times the value of the local ones.
If you get the chance you must take in a trip to Havana as it is so photogenic, and if you do go to Havana you must go and see the show at the Tropicanna night club, the stage show is just spectacular and not too expensive. I was there last year and the club is still the original open air venue dating back to the late 1940s, but very shortly it is due to move to a new venue.
Have a great trip,
Dave
nikon e2
11 117 1 England
18 Sep 2005 1:42PM
Sorry, double clicked on send.
Dave
Nic_WA 10 179 2 Australia
18 Sep 2005 3:47PM
Just bookmarking Smile
randomrubble 10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2005 4:47AM
I have a couple of other queries about going to Cuba, also any other general advice would be most welcome!

Most important question is will I be able to use my Canon NC-E2 to charge my battery? Should I buy a spare, and are the cheaper alternatives to the Canon worth buying?

Also are there any specific items of photo kit anyone would recommend taking on such a trip? I'll be taking a 1Ds with 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200 lenses, a 2x converter a polariser and a couple of grads.

Thanks in advance.

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