I went to Cuba 2 years ago on vacation... A lot of Brits do... Its a relatively cheap, lots of character, old and i mean OLD classic cars everywhere..
Its great.. You guys would love it... People are friendly and bend over backwards to serve you.. The cigars... The dancing... The beech... Its pretty
freakin awesome.. I totally recommend it... And if you need any medical treatment.. Some of the worlds best doctors too..
You would have an awesome time... Beats Barbados hands down... Been there too
Originally posted by DaddyBare
You bet I'd go...
Not only that
but I'd love to bring back one of their cherry old Chevy's too... can you imagine cruising round in a 57 Bel-air convertible...
you bet I'll I go
I hate to tell you, but I was told...in Cuba...cuz we're not forbidden from going there...that some of those 'cherry old Chevys' are now running
with Lada engines. GM's parts network has been a little week down there.
Originally posted by ucalien
I'm latin american, I live in South America and I don't buy it. Cuba investing in tourism for north-american people????? It sorta looks like a trap
... Don't be surprised if north-american tourist were arrested in Cuba, charged by "espionage" or anything else. Or even being kidnapped or
something. The Cuban government DOESN'T respect the own cuban people, why north-american turists would be safety there???
Nonsense...respect the laws, as one must do anywhere, and you'll have a good vacation there. The resorts are wonderful...many built in partnership
with Spanish hotel firms, prices are great. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
You sound like you're talking about North Korea. Better visit Cuba so you'll have a clue.
I see lots of the regular people who make things worse for Cubans think that by going there everything will be great for Cubans...
Dg, you would cry if you go to Cuba now. The real Cuba, and not the plastic tourist illusion for tourists who go there to have a "good time at the
expense of the Cuban people"... Either knowingly, or unknowingly tourists that go to Cuba make things worse. For one, they are the reason there is
so much underage prostitution in Cuba, and in overall prostitution in Cuba, and for this tourists that go to Cuba should be ashamed...
In the real Cuban neighborhoods you will find piles of pure trash in pretty much every other block or so. Many rivers are clogged with trash, such as
in Havana, the prostitutes in Cuba are called "jineteras", and women do this to be able to buy food, not to go through college... There is no freedom
of expression in Cuba, and if you try you can very well lose your job, and the ability to have any job since they are ALL government jobs, except the
black market, but you have to avoid the inspectors if you are in the black market.
Cubans are going even hungrier now.
Mazorra, a psychiatric ward in Boyero where they send Cubans who display in public their disdain for the socialist/communist dictatorship.
For example the Cuban, Juan Carlos González Marcos, alias Pánfilo, in the following video, who started yelling "lo que hace falta es un poco de
jama, jama. Graba!. Oye, jama.." "What we really need here is a bit of 'jama' (food), jama. Keep videotaping! Listen jaaama..."
He was at first sentenced 2 years in prison for pronouncing in public the fact that Cubans are going hungry, but his sentence was retracted due to
international pressure and was instead sent to the psychiatric ward in Mazorra, supposedly to treat his alcoholism problem. But in fact EVERY CUBAN
knows that he was given electric shock treatment to see if he stopped saying in public venues that the Cuban people are going hungry.
A lot of Cubans do not say anything against the regime and what is really happening in Cuba simply because they do not want to end up like this man,
Cuba will remain a prison as long as there is a socialist/communist in power...
The farmers in Cuba are LEASED a piece of land with conditions, one they have to plant and harvest only what the regime tells them to. They have to
give a percentage of what they harvest to the state, and they have to belong to the communist party, and to the communist party for farmers, forgot
the name right now.
In fact, if a Cuban child wants to have a good education, he has to belong to every communist party imaginable, and has to show to be an exemplary
communist, and those who want a career do become part of every communist group only to be able to study and work in the career they studied. Of
course they are also the first ones taken to government sponsored "pro-government rallies" and their supervisors make sure they say, or have some sign
saying that they are proud to be communist, and to be revolutionary, etc, etc, etc... It is all a FARCE...
Cubans are taken from their jobs, and their supervisors and other pro-government thugs go with them to make sure they only say pro-government
statements. If you say anything anti-government you are written up, if you keep doing it you lose your job, can be imprisoned, and even go
As an example of the tyranny of the socialist/communist regime, Jehovah Witnesses for the most part are not allowed by the "partido
comunista"(communist party) to have good jobs, or to have any government post/job simply because as Jehovah Witnesses they cannot belong to any
organization, even under threat of death, according to their religious rules.
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One of the good things about Cuba is that there WAS no American influence. No McDonalds, no zombie food, no capitalistic greed driving prices up.
Brits, Italians, Eurasians and us Canadians were all partying together and thank the lord there were no American's to ruin it for everyone. There were
enough French Canadian/Italian arrogance to go around.
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I would definetely visit Cuba. It is a beautiful country, beautiful beaches, white sand, wonderful historic buildings, generally a happy, freindly and
welcoming populace(which you don't hear about). But these luxury hotels, they are going to ruin alot of that.
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Cuba is not perfect. Do you think things might improve if the US dropped it's arbitrary embargo?
Is that changing Cuban society for the better?
Cuba is less than perfect and I know because right now I have an aunt staying with us who came from Cuba, I know because I lived and experienced Cuba
as a Cuban... You might want to believe that the tourist areas you visited is all there is about Cuba but it isn't... The tourist areas, and
hospitals reserved for tourists like you are not enjoyed by regular Cubans...
Have Cubans benefitted with Canadian businesses, European businesses, and other countries businesses for decades?... No...
What makes you think the U.S. lifting the embargo is going to change everything now?...
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