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Tips for Travelling in Vinales, Cuba

November 18, 2016

Vinales, Cuba is the most beautiful place I have visited so far in my life.  The scenery is straight out of Jurrasic Park with the prehistoric mountains and farmers fields as far as the eye can see.  We only spent a few days here but I would recommend staying longer as you can do so much from Vinales, hike the national park, visit the beaches, wander the local town or just chill out by a pool.  Here are some tips for the area…

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Tips For Travelling To Trinidad, Cuba…

November 16, 2016

Rolling into the crumbling small town of Trinidad there was a sense of calm and possibilities.   Whilst Trinidad, Cuba, is a major stop on the tourist trail and a UNESCO World Heritage Site it is considered a small town by the local government.  We found resources stretched the most here then our other stops.  Speaking with a local tourist agent many of the people who work in jobs that expose them to tourists have had their salaries reduced to around 14CUC a month.  This is because there is an expectation that the workers get tips from the tourists.  There is a lot of pressure on the townfolk as this thinking doesn’t take into account the rapid increase in food costs due to the tourists ability to pay more.  A local simply can not afford to pay 1CUC for one mango.

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