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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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