A Unique Experience
Cuba is a communist country per se, with a very musical, sociable and cultural understanding of itself. It is one of the safest places in the world to visit. With a population of 11 million, 100% literacy rates, high standards in education and health, beautiful landscape and beaches, amazing people, tasty food and a whole lot of dancing, it makes Cuba a destination on many people’s list of places to visit.
Having said that, the internal industries in Cuba are unreliable which was previously hindered by the American embargo, suffocating the system. Being open of the Cuban situation allows you to get the best of the best out of Cuba. Things in Cuba don’t work like in Europe or outside of Cuba, the transport is not always on time, there are no big organisations or chains there- therefore services are not always there or at their best. Cuba is very unique in that aspect, when you go to Cuba to really enjoy yourself but you need to connect with the reality of the country and its people.
The Perfect Time To Visit
There has rarely been a better time to visit Cuba. Private enterprise is displaying the first signs of creative growth, while the big-name brands from that well-known frenemy in the north have yet to dilute the cultural magic. As a result, the country is rife with experimentation. Here a free-spirited cafe where earnest students sit around debating Che Guevara’s contribution to world revolution; there an avant-garde art studio where the furniture is as outlandish as the exhibits. From rural Viñales to urban Havana, it’s as if the whole country is slowly awakening from a deep slumber.
Expect The Unexpected
Cuba is like a prince in a poor man’s coat; behind the sometimes shabby facades, gold dust lingers. It’s these rich dichotomies that make travel here the exciting, exhilarating roller-coaster ride it is. Trapped in a time warp and reeling from an economic embargo that has grated for more than half a century, this is a country where you can wave goodbye to everyday assumptions and expect the unexpected. If Cuba were a book, it would be James Joyce’s Ulysses: layered, hard to grasp, frequently misunderstood, but – above all – a classic.