Practicalities in Cuba: Queueing, Money, and Internet

The first few days I was in Cuba I spent not just sightseeing, but also just learning the ropes, the basic knowledge needed for traveling in this country. The things that are normally quite easy when we’re abroad, like simply getting money or connecting to wifi, are just not that simple in Cuba. So here’s your ultimate guide to the practicalities in Cuba.

Harassment in Cuba, Part One: Liuvin

When people rave about Cuba, the one thing they don’t tell you is that there is an exceptional amount of harassment, especially if you’re a solo female. I often felt like I was walking around with a giant target painted on my forehead. In this first of a 3-part series, I’m here to tell you what you can expect.

Where to Find Good Food in Cuba

By the time I’d been in Cuba for a couple of weeks, I’d had enough of the food. Too often I ate meals that were bland and overcooked, not to mention overpriced for what I was getting! So here, to save you the same difficulties, I am giving you my recommendations for where to eat in Cuba!

Valladolid, Mexico: What is it About This Town?

Once in a while I get stuck in a place. Actually, ‘stuck’ is the wrong word, it’s not that I am trapped in any way, it’s just that I don’t want to leave. Valladolid was the ideal spot for some much needed R&R for me, but it felt like a place I could stay, and just like I have in a few other places I started to imagine myself settling there permanently.