In Grand Cayman now but spent last month cruising the south coast. beware of the reefs
as many are uncharted. never arrive at night in to any anchorage. i know these are as old as the hills but we all take chances sometimes.checking in is a bit of a pain but all part of the cuban experience.people are friendly but english
hardly spoken. spanish , if you speak it will make all the difference.Food at markets is all organic and cheap
. local honey is very , very good. Currancy is the C.U.K . 1 USD = 1 C.U.K . The locals use traditional pesos. 24 pesos to 1 dollar or CUK. Use traditional pesos to by local market food
, local ice cream etc. many dollar stores which accept CUK only. If you want to exchange USD in Cuba , you will get .87c (cuk) for 1 dollar.
Rental car is about 60 CUK a day. You also pay for the full tank you get with it. Many tourists return it full as thats the way its done in most of the world. Rental Co. score !
we stayed in a "cassa particular". These are private homes that have a license
to rent out a room. We used these in Havana. They are clean , neat and you pay extra for a healthy breakfast. Cost 30 CUK a night.breakfast about 4 cuk extra. Havana is absolutely great. We were there 8 years ago when we sailed the north coast. The changes in Havana are like day and night. So much renovation
has taken place. The Cohiba's were splendid. I smoked them everyday and bought a good supply from the locals.
Go for it , as it is a great destination
which is going to go through a rapid state of evolution soon . Now is the time