Previously, I wrote about the excitement being felt in the US travel sector due to the possibility of leisurely travel to Cuba. Unfortunately, it seems that a reader took things the wrong way – sorry about that. Jumping on a plane “to look at the poor suffering people in Cuba up close (as if you are visiting a circus)” is definitely NOT what I have in mind.
In any case, I have been doing my homework and looking at tips for traveling to Cuba. I found a very informative site called Go Cuba. It provides tips from packing to legal issues to getting around the country.
From what I read, when it comes to attire, you do not have to worry about being too formal. Casual attire is what’s in, especially during the day although if you like going to the theatre and other somewhat formal events at night, then you should bring along a dress or two. Cuba is a tropical island so make sure you bring light clothing that will let the breeze in.
If you’re planning on bringing your iPod and mobile phone with you, you would want to know that the electricity in Cuba is 110volts, 60Hz. Major hotels do have 220volt-sockets, though.
How about transportation? Cuba has 11 international airports and eight local ones. It is also easy to find cabs, rent cars, vans, and motorcycles. There are also tour buses which will take you to the most popular attractions.
In the next post, I shall write about what to do and see in Cuba. I have to do more research on this topic. 😉