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RebeDeluxe
02-04-13, 04:01
Hello,

I'm french! I want to know when you talk about price in Cuba! 50cuc 70cuc. This is the night entiére?

Thank you.

ThirstyTravel
02-05-13, 01:21
Hello,

I'm french! I want to know when you talk about price in Cuba! 50cuc 70cuc. This is the night entiére?

Thank you.It depends what you negotiate. I usually ask for a full night and if I don't like the girl I ask her to leave. And if I like her, I ask her to stay.

50 cuc to 70 cuc is about that. At the clubs.

They might ask for more, but you can always negotiate.

ThirstyTravel
02-09-13, 22:46
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/02/07/marriage_to_cuban_leaves_brampton_bride_brokenhearted_and_broke.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/02/07/from_cuba_yet_another_broken_heart.html

MrSoulo
02-11-13, 02:29
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/02/07/marriage_to_cuban_leaves_brampton_bride_brokenhearted_and_broke.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/02/07/from_cuba_yet_another_broken_heart.htmlThat's fucked up.

Golds
02-11-13, 06:59
This is Cuba, gentlemen, fuck them and throw them away, never go to their houses, to meet the family etc. Never ever fall in love with them.

Velasco
02-11-13, 07:56
This is CUBA, gentlemen, fuck them and throw them away, NEVER go to their houses, to meet the family etc. Never ever fall in love with them.I beg to differ. Just don't marry them. You can fall in love, go to their houses, meet their family & friends, their kids etc. Just don't marry them.

Kalifornication
02-11-13, 20:13
I fell in love, been to her home (in fact, I live in the home every time I go) , have two kids with her. But, eyes wide open, yes I still have concerns about bringing her over. You just never know. By the way, however, all this depends on a number of factors, I. E, where did you meet her (tourist area, resort) , does she introduce you to all of her family and friends, are you really apart of her life? Does she have no problem registering with you, even when its not necessary (my girl insists on registering with me all the time). But this is still no guarantee of anything. So then what does this all mean. Shit, bring her over and marry her if you want, your chances of a successful relationship even in your own country with your own women is less that 30 percent, and at least the Cubana will fuck you better, or at worse, fuck you over better.


I beg to differ. Just don't marry them. You can fall in love, go to their houses, meet their family & friends, their kids etc. Just don't marry them.

MrSoulo
02-22-13, 17:49
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/02/07/marriage_to_cuban_leaves_brampton_bride_brokenhearted_and_broke.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/02/07/from_cuba_yet_another_broken_heart.html"Pussy ain't nuttin' but meat on the bone. Suck it or fuck it or leave it alone".2 Live Crew

El Chico
03-11-13, 19:06
I know I've asked this before, but does anyone know of sights similar to this in another language (Spanish / Italian) where guys are posting pics from their Cuba trips?

Cagep1967
04-19-13, 21:56
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/02/07/marriage_to_cuban_leaves_brampton_bride_brokenhearted_and_broke.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/02/07/from_cuba_yet_another_broken_heart.htmlI was trolling other forums and came across this post, I read the article and saw the pictures, I almost fell off my chair. The guy's pose is priceless, it reeks of "I'm running the first chance I get".

Lonely566
04-20-13, 00:05
I used to visit Cuba semi regularly back in the late 1990's. The girls were off the hook and I always had a great time. I have followed the news over the years, and a bit more closely since Raul started to try to change a few things. I'd always thought if things changed enough maybe I could retire there (even though I'm a citizen of the USA). Well, I'm retired now, but my guess is that despite all the talk things haven't changed all that much. Particularly from the perspective of living there. Somebody tell me if I'm wrong. I'd love to hear that I'm mistaken. But, still shitty infrastructure, internet access is extremely poor and all the rest. Still tough, as I understand it, for an American to wrangle a way to live there legally.

Thanks for any info!I been to Cuba twice now and stayed for 3-4 months each time. You can buy a house for 5-10K and hire all kinds of helpers (servants) for 15-20 bucks per month. I'm down for that. Plus one of the most serious crimes that can be commited in Cuba is attacking an American, I know, I was robbed there and went thru the entire process of apprehension, court, imprisonment. But it has to be an American there illegally. They really admire Americans that run the Embargo. They figure you are part of the revolution. Anyway, I have found a way around the home ownership problem and the paperwork to stay. I want to retire someplace where I won't be hit in the head by muggers,

Which would describe America, where I live now. I want to have a few GF's. Which would describe Cuba. And I don't want to spend all my time mowing the lawn and doing dishes. So I'm all over it. Lonely

BrasilSoccer0
04-20-13, 14:00
my guess is the darker one is 16.

nice reminder video for my next; p.


one is 16 yrs old. didn't touch that. the other is 29yrs old. did touch that, can you tell which is which? i found that the girls will lie about their age to try to sleep with me. or any foreigner for that matter. i always check their carnet. in cuba **** girls get you an even 8 yrs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k46bustkpwk

Sammytheman
04-21-13, 21:39
Plus one of the most serious crimes that can be commited in Cuba is attacking an American, I know, I was robbed there and went thru the entire process of apprehension, court, imprisonment. But it has to be an American there illegally.So hold on. You are an American and you were robbed AND served jail time? But if you get attacked, the attacker gets charged? Shouldn't you be the victim in both cases? From what I know attacking a tourist (extranjero) is serious crime, even robbing one.

Start123
04-27-13, 10:01
one is 16 yrs old. didn't touch that. the other is 29yrs old. did touch that, can you tell which is which? i found that the girls will lie about their age to try to sleep with me. or any foreigner for that matter. i always check their carnet. in cuba **** girls get you an even 8 yrs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k46bustkpwklonely. i got to give you props. the lighter girl is amazing! where did you find her? when i am in cuba i just don't see this quality anymore. pm me her number maybe?

Sam 14
04-29-13, 18:00
Those girls as well as the ones walking past all seem a bit gordita to me.


Lonely. I got to give you props. The lighter girl is amazing! Where did you find her? When I am in Cuba I just don't see this quality anymore. PM me her number maybe?

Szympans28
05-10-13, 00:54
This is CUBA, gentlemen, fuck them and throw them away, NEVER go to their houses, to meet the family etc. Never ever fall in love with them.What a stupid, rude and silly man you are.

I found a great girl in Cuba and I am married for 10 years now.

And I am sure you can find better women in Cuba than in the us or europe.

Kalifornication
05-10-13, 01:08
Well said Syz.


What a stupid, rude and silly man you are.

I found a great girl in Cuba and I am married for 10 years now.

And I am sure you can find better women in Cuba than in the us or europe.

Grid Skipper
06-27-13, 20:01
listen carefully, do your internet research before arriving in cuba. internet service in cuba makes the big sucking sound, not in a good sucking sound kind of way. if you use a computer in a casa or small hotel you will pay a through the nose and you will be using a dial-up modem that connects to shitty networks. it will take 5 to 10 minutes to simply log into your email. friends warned me and i couldn't believe it, but its true. many websites are blocked and the rest take forever and a day to load. there are a few international hotels that have truly good service. expect to pay $6.00 usd for 30 minutes at one of the large hotels in at major city. ask the clerk if the speed is good before buying a lot of time. it's worth it if you need to get something done. you won't be able to use your own laptop, so forget about accessing your bank or credit card company. i won't use a public computer to access anything private except email.

send your pms to local mongers before arriving, makes notes of: hotels, bars, discos and restaurant address, drivers and services telephone numbers, etc, before you get to the land of fun, sun, music and hot women.

i also suggest that you bring lube, condoms (plenty of them and then pack some extras) , and the little blue pills (as needed) with you. think about it, do you really want to waste time finding and buying the above if your spanish is not fluent? if you are from the us, bring plenty of cash (already converted into euros before arriving!) unless you have a non-us credit card or non-us bank account. you are there, having fun and the cash always goes faster than expected.

know where you wallet is at all times. if there is a girl in the room, then take your wallet to the bathroom with you and shower with the curtain open, so you can see it. i left my wallet unattended while taking a short walk and my "girlfriend" helped herself to $100. i noticed the missing money right away, but couldn't prove it was her. she is poor, so what do you expect. i split the next morning. if only she hadn't been so greedy, i would be making plans to see her again and again.

Blk Big Bootyluv
07-15-13, 05:29
they are both very cute in different ways. way to go bro.

peace,

bbl


one is 16 yrs old. didn't touch that. the other is 29yrs old. did touch that, can you tell which is which? i found that the girls will lie about their age to try to sleep with me. or any foreigner for that matter. i always check their carnet. in cuba **** girls get you an even 8 yrs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k46bustkpwk

BrasilSoccer0
08-06-13, 19:37
Posted this Q on Havana thread and someone quoted me 87cuc / 100usd rate. Which is really poor rate. But he did exchanged in a hotel!

What rates why'all getting on the black market? Please state where and when.

Also to fellow Canadians, what rates are why'all getting for your cad?

Gracias.

El Chico
08-06-13, 22:07
Posted this Q on Havana thread and someone quoted me 87cuc / 100usd rate. Which is really poor rate. But he did exchanged in a hotel!

What rates why'all getting on the black market? Please state where and when.

Also to fellow Canadians, what rates are why'all getting for your cad?

Gracias.The rates in Cuba a similar to the rates you will get at any bank in the world. 1 CUC = 1 USD. Therefore, if the spot rate for CAD is currently. 95 USD, there will be a. 02 to. 03 difference, so you might get 0. 92 CUC for $1 CAD.

The extra difference with changing USD is the additional 10% charge because it is hard for them to handle USD due to the embargo. Therefore it becomes. 90 less the usual. 03 margin to get to the 0. 87 which sounds reasonable.

In the end, don't bring USD if you want a proper rate. Bring CAD or Euros.

Sammytheman
08-08-13, 04:17
The rates in Cuba a similar to the rates you will get at any bank in the world. 1 CUC = 1 USD. Therefore, if the spot rate for CAD is currently. 95 USD, there will be a. 02 to. 03 difference, so you might get 0. 92 CUC for $1 CAD.If 1 CDN equals. 95 USD, and CUC is equivalent to USD then why these commies give. 92 for 1 CDN?

BrasilSoccer0
08-08-13, 04:28
Gents, it's a simple question really and you don't need to go into explaining the details!

How much why'all getting in CUC on the black market for every 100USD and 100 CAD NOW?

Is is a question for those like me who exchange on the black market and not for someone to speculate on what he has never experienced.

Thank you for your understanding.

El Chico
08-09-13, 17:06
Gents, it's a simple question really and you don't need to go into explaining the details!

How much why'all getting in CUC on the black market for every 100USD and 100 CAD NOW?

Is is a question for those like me who exchange on the black market and not for someone to speculate on what he has never experienced.

Thank you for your understanding.There is no black market for changing foreign currency like you will find in countries like Venezuela. Not one that is readily available anyway. I have never heard of black market rates and anyone on the street will give you a worse rate than at the bank.

If you bring CAD you will get an OK rate. No different than if you went to Europe and changed your money at a bank. Banks always take a 2 or 3 point margin off the current spot price. Today the spot rate for CAD / USD is 0. 971 and Cuban banks are giving 0. 9706 CUC so you can't complain. You can see the rates at: http://www.cubacurrency.com/exchange_rates.html

The only thing is that a bank may give a slightly better rate than at the airport or a CADECA, so only change a bit at the airport and find a bank later. There is also a 10% tax on USD so don't bring it. Bring CAD or Euros.

El Chico
08-09-13, 17:28
Actually this site is better because it show the buy sell: http://www.bc.gov.cu/Espanol/tipo_cambio_METROPOLITANO.asp

To buy 1 CUC it will cost you 1. 07249 CAD (or CAD / CUC = 0. 9324). So today they are adding about 0. 4 to the spot price which is not unlike any other bank in the world.

Kalifornication
08-10-13, 19:46
Senior Member El Chico could not be further off from the Truth.

In every province there is a black market for the exchange of American Currency. Why? Because most Cubans, at least those that travel, are not heading on to Canada. They are going to the USA or some other foreign location (perhaps on a mission (e. g., medical mission).

The CUC, as we all know, is monopoly money not valid outside of Cuba. When Cubans travel, and many do, they need and prefer the American dollar. To that end, the black market. Where are these folks. Everywhere. Just ask your casa particular owner to refer you to someone that desires to exchange CUC for the American dollar. They are also standing outside most currency exchange offices, just stand around for a bit and they will find you. The best bet is, if you are going to wait outside a currency exchange office, is to choose one embedded in a "Cuban" neighborhood, that is, where the Cubans live, as far away from the tourist zones as possible. That is where you will get the better rates. I just changes $1500 American for an exact $1500 CUC a week ago from my girls aunt. She has money and her son is off to Brazil, so this is a poor example. But I will tell you this, from my personal experience as I never change at the Cardeca, In Havana they will give $90 CUC for $100 American, in Santiago, a poorer town, they will give $85 CUC for $100 American. A month ago in Santa Clara, a place I know very very well as a location outside the tourist zone from a fella I know that does this as his business, I got $96 CUC for every $100 American. This very moment in Santa Clara, the rate is about $93 CUC for $100 American.

Hence, much better then the exchange at the official office.


There is no black market for changing foreign currency like you will find in countries like Venezuela. Not one that is readily available anyway. I have never heard of black market rates and anyone on the street will give you a worse rate than at the bank.

If you bring CAD you will get an OK rate. No different than if you went to Europe and changed your money at a bank. Banks always take a 2 or 3 point margin off the current spot price. Today the spot rate for CAD / USD is 0. 971 and Cuban banks are giving 0. 9706 CUC so you can't complain. You can see the rates at:

http://www.cubacurrency.com/exchange_rates.html

The only thing is that a bank may give a slightly better rate than at the airport or a CADECA, so only change a bit at the airport and find a bank later. There is also a 10% tax on USD so don't bring it. Bring CAD or Euros.

Onibmab
08-18-13, 03:15
What items do the jiniteras go crazy for from the first world? I'm trying to collect all my old electronics that I don't need / want to get rid of (old laptop, phone, etc) and just give it away when I go down there to girls who make me happy as an incentive for better performance. From RTTF it seems like gifts go a long way with Cuba's non-professional putas. What are some small gifts that are cheap but highly valued in Cuba that I can fit into my luggage that won't [CodeWord140] (http://isgprohibitedwords.info?CodeWord=CodeWord140) of Cuban immigration?

I've read that toiletries are really expensive in Cuba but I'm not going to pack a bunch of tampons in my suitcase even though that would be a golden idea. I'd feel too weird doing that. Although for other mongers that might be a brilliant way to make mongering down there way cheaper. Perhaps cheap perfume or shampoo?

I'd love to hear tips from guys with experience with gifting cheap gifts to las cubanas and their families that went along way. Not looking to sell anything for profit but just to improve the GFE experience in a cost-effective manner.

The Dirty Pirate
08-18-13, 13:23
What items do the jiniteras go crazy for from the first world? I'm trying to collect all my old electronics that I don't need / want to get rid of (old laptop, phone, etc) and just give it away when I go down there to girls who make me happy as an incentive for better performance. From RTTF it seems like gifts go a long way with Cuba's non-professional putas. What are some small gifts that are cheap but highly valued in Cuba that I can fit into my luggage that won't [CodeWord140] (http://isgprohibitedwords.info?CodeWord=CodeWord140) of Cuban immigration?

I've read that toiletries are really expensive in Cuba but I'm not going to pack a bunch of tampons in my suitcase even though that would be a golden idea. I'd feel too weird doing that. Although for other mongers that might be a brilliant way to make mongering down there way cheaper. Perhaps cheap perfume or shampoo?

I'd love to hear tips from guys with experience with gifting cheap gifts to las cubanas and their families that went along way. Not looking to sell anything for profit but just to improve the GFE experience in a cost-effective manner.I snag all the hotel soaps and shampoos from any hotel stay between trips to Cuba, and then take all that shit LOL. They love it and it doesn't cost me anything really. I have also taken cheap clothing and things like tylenol. They like sweets too, a bag of those fun-sized Hershey bars allows basically everyone to grab a handful.

Wet Nose
08-18-13, 20:38
I've read that toiletries are really expensive in Cuba but I'm not going to pack a bunch of tampons in my suitcase even though that would be a golden idea. I'd feel too weird doing that. Although for other mongers that might be a brilliant way to make mongering down there way cheaper. Perhaps cheap perfume or shampoo?Get a sack of chocolate bars and go nuts. Cuban chocolate is AWFUL. If you know a local cuban, a bottle of Bacardi is like a sly in-joke.

Velasco
08-19-13, 07:03
What items do the jiniteras go crazy for from the first world? .A few thoughts, and these are things that go beyond jineteras. I have mentioned this here before and I will mention it again. I think the BEST gift you can give a Cuban is a set of towels (Face, hair and body). Second would be a set of bedsheets and pillowcases. 100% cotton since it gets hot there, I think most beds tend to be doubles. Other ideas.

1- I would say some good quality makeup / nail Polish. Cubanas are pretty savvy about this stuff, so don't bring cheap crap. Nail Polish REMOVER too. Soap is good, but is pretty heavy when you are talking about airline luggage.

2- A nice purse will go a long way. I have picked up some knockoff bags that earned me quite some goodwill.

3- Sneakers, even if they are your own. Ask her if she knows someone who could use them. If not, she can sell / barter them.

4- Baseball hats.

5- Tylenol / ibuprofen and other painkillers.

6- Bras, though the problem is you don't know the size of the woman you are going to meet. I once brought bras to a Cubana on a return trip, but she was unaware of her bra size and they were too large. They probably ended up with one of her older sisters. She has two older sisters that are bustier. In her defense, I once saw a magazine article stating that over 30% of women don't really know their bra size.

Ilasan2
09-25-13, 13:33
Nightclubs are the best places to go to when you want to look for a hot mami or papi. Nothing makes them want to show off some skin but the dance floor. Cuba is one of those countries that have a close- knit relationship with music. Unlike in the US, Cuba's music is more of like salsa and reggae. So stop booty shaking because that's not how they roll. They want a smooth dancer who knows how to sway his / her hips as the beat from the congas fill the air. It's a Latin America country- think of J Lo.

Go to a park. It might be old- fashioned you may say but this could save you from the expensive drinks at the bar. Just stroll and wander around parks and you could see women and men there. Just hanging around and waiting for a 'service' they'the be glad enough to give you. Cuban mamis and papis in the bar charge around 80 dollars while those who just wait outside could give you anything for as low as 4 dollars. If they do well and if they really blow your mind with the wonders of their sexy bodies and their greatness in performing, throw in a ten and they'll surely appreciate it.

The farther you go, the better the bargain. So if you are one of those cheapskates and you would want to get a good deal with the smallest offer you can give, then Cuba can make you have a sextravaganza at the cheapest price. Let's say you got out of the club, went past the park and you still can't afford a Cuban hottie or hunk. Well, just keep on walking. The lesser the girls and guys, the better chances of bargaining. These prostitutes would rather offer a lower price in order to get some money just to provide what they need. They perform better once you have talked about the deal.

DMonger2013
11-14-13, 11:11
Gents,

I've never been to Cuba but hear you can still have a blast if you know the lay of the land. I'm going with some buddies one of which has been down there twice. He had a guy that would set him up daily with semi-pros. My buddy has been trying to contact him for our upcoming trip in February but the guy hasnt been answering his phone. None of us speak very good spanish so I'm looking for someone who has contacts in Cuba that can look after us.

I'm new to this forum and know that enough that I won't get contacts through the forum but rather through "private messaging". Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

Mickee
11-20-13, 17:20
Gents,

I've never been to Cuba but hear you can still have a blast if you know the lay of the land. I'm going with some buddies one of which has been down there twice. He had a guy that would set him up daily with semi-pros. My buddy has been trying to contact him for our upcoming trip in February but the guy hasnt been answering his phone. None of us speak very good spanish so I'm looking for someone who has contacts in Cuba that can look after us.

I'm new to this forum and know that enough that I won't get contacts through the forum but rather through "private messaging". Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!First, what part of Cuba are you going to. Which city?

DMonger2013
11-24-13, 03:56
First, what part of Cuba are you going to. Which city?We are flying into Havana and looking for a casa along the outskirts or by the marina. We were also considering going down when they Cigar Festival was on in late February 2014. Any thoughts on going down then? There were two arguments by my buddies about going during the festival. One argument was that there would be more cuban women looking for foreigners because it would be busier, making the opportunities much better for me and my buddies. The other argument was that if it was really busy with tourists then the ratio of women to men would be less because of the sheer amount of tourists looking for the chicas.

Has anyone had this experience during the festival?

Golds
12-08-13, 15:54
Question for the Cuba mongers: My "novia" wants that I go to immigration with her to get a permission to stay in her house during my trip. I am not married with her, my question: Is this possible? Have anyone of you guys some experience with this?

Many Cubans told me NOT to go to these guys of Immigration because the less they know the better.

Andre2004
12-08-13, 16:08
Question for the Cuba mongers: My "novia" wants that I go to immigration with her to get a permission to stay in her house during my trip. I am NOT married with her, my question: Is this possible? Have anyone of you guys some expierence whith this?

Many Cubans told me NOT to go to these guys of Immigration because the less they know the better.Http://www.cubadiplomatica.cu/canada/EN/ConsularServices.aspx#A-2FamilyVisas

A-2 Family Visas:

The spouses and children of Cuban citizens holding any other nationality who travel to Cuba and wish to stay at the home of their Cuban relatives must present their Passport and the document attesting to their kinship.

1. Valid Passport.

2. One photo.

3. Form.

4. Photocopy of the Permission for Residency Abroad (PRE) or the Marriage Certificate of the Cuban citizen.

Payment of the consular fee for this service in cash of with a bank certified cheque if the Cuban citizen possesses the PRE or authorization.

If this application is made by mail, the applicant must present:

1. Valid Passport.

2. One photo.

3. Form.

4. Photocopy of the Permission for Residency Abroad (PRE) or the Marriage Certificate of the Cuban citizen.

5- Stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of his / her Passport.

The applicant is required to pay the consular fee for this service in cash or through a bank certified cheque.

NOTE: If the application is made by mail or via a third party, an extra consular fee will be charged for the pertinent Consular service.

All payments must be made in cash or by a bank certified cheque. All cash sent by mail will be refused and returned at the risk of the applicant.

Golds
12-08-13, 17:10
They speak about "spouses" but I am not married to her. This is only when you are married.


Http://www.cubadiplomatica.cu/canada/EN/ConsularServices.aspx#A-2FamilyVisas

A-2 Family Visas:

The spouses and children of Cuban citizens holding any other nationality who travel to Cuba and wish to stay at the home of their Cuban relatives must present their Passport and the document attesting to their kinship.

1. Valid Passport.

2. One photo..

Andre2004
12-08-13, 17:17
They speak about "spouses" BUT I am not married to her. This is only when you are married.No choice, to get a permission to stay in her house you need married her.

Andre2004
12-08-13, 18:41
They speak about "spouses" BUT I am not married to her. This is only when you are married.To get a permission to stay in her house you need "Family Visas".

Welcome to Cuba.

Questner
12-09-13, 06:10
It looks like she wants you to be registered at her residence while you stay in Cuba. As long as this is a short stay, give her a paper voucher which you receive upon the arrival and let her register you. If it is not allowed, then don't stay in her house or don't register. In any case, the authorities will know the truth.

SupperFly
12-09-13, 15:58
I'm new to the forum and going first time to Cuba in couple weeks time for 20 days. I'm thinking of staying in Havana for most of the time, either in centro or vedado not sure where I'll be better of generally? I'd like to stay in casa with relaxed chica friendly owner or in apartment. I've seen few times here people mentioning drivers / guides / helpers as I'm not only into women chase I would appreciate if you can past me some contact details.

Any in depth advice and contacts will help.

I'm there between late December and mid January if someone is wants to meet up, let me know.

DMonger2013
12-09-13, 18:44
As a monger is this a good time to go or is it too busy. I want to make sure there is a good selection of Chicas. I'm also concerned they may raise all the prices for the influx of tourists visiting because of the festival.

Kalifornication
12-13-13, 00:10
You do not need to be legally married. But build a record of registering her as proof of the genuine relationship. Should be approved so long as she has no history of registering with tourists and you have not registered with too many putas.

This is actually a good sign that your chica is not a pro. Congrats. But, of course, she may be looking for a ticket out.


Question for the Cuba mongers: My "novia" wants that I go to immigration with her to get a permission to stay in her house during my trip. I am NOT married with her, my question: Is this possible? Have anyone of you guys some expierence whith this?

Many Cubans told me NOT to go to these guys of Immigration because the less they know the better.

DMonger2013
01-19-14, 14:25
I don't mean to change or add a new subject but I have a question that I haven't read much about in this forum. Other forums mention that the cubanas like toys. I'm heading to Cuba for the first time in February and have no issue bringing a couple if toys for the ladies however I am concerned as to getting them into Cuba. Do they check your bags at the airport? If so how do they react if they find toys in your luggage. I don't want to risk getting inti Cuba nor do I want to be interrogated for hours. Is this a really bad idea or do I have nothing to worry about?

I've read a bit about this on another site but there really wasn't much information about it. Your comments and experience would me much appreciated.

DMonger2013
01-23-14, 21:57
I don't mean to change or add a new subject but I have a question that I haven't read much about in this forum. Other forums mention that the cubanas like toys. I'm heading to Cuba for the first time in February and have no issue bringing a couple if toys for the ladies however I am concerned as to getting them into Cuba. Do they check your bags at the airport? If so how do they react if they find toys in your luggage. I don't want to risk getting inti Cuba nor do I want to be interrogated for hours. Is this a really bad idea or do I have nothing to worry about?

I've read a bit about this on another site but there really wasn't much information about it. Your comments and experience would me much appreciated.Gents,

I could use some advice here. I posted below. Is bringing toys for the chicas to Cuba a really bad idea? I'm going there next month and have read on other sites about it. PM me if you can or post a replay.

Thanks!

El Chico
01-24-14, 18:05
Gents,

I could use some advice here. I posted below. Is bringing toys for the chicas to Cuba a really bad idea? I'm going there next month and have read on other sites about it. PM me if you can or post a replay.

Thanks!The rules say you can't bring in "Obscene or pornographic literature, items and objects that put at risk the general interests of the nation." That being said, I have brought in toys and not had any problem (I. E. They didn't check my luggage). I think if you bring in a couple of regular vibrators that don't look like giant dicks you will be fine. The worst that will happen is they will take it away from you. Take the batteries out so they are not too obvious on the X-ray.

Manny51
01-24-14, 18:11
I don't mean to change or add a new subject but I have a question that I haven't read much about in this forum. Other forums mention that the cubanas like toys. I'm heading to Cuba for the first time in February and have no issue bringing a couple if toys for the ladies however I am concerned as to getting them into Cuba. Do they check your bags at the airport? If so how do they react if they find toys in your luggage. I don't want to risk getting inti Cuba nor do I want to be interrogated for hours. Is this a really bad idea or do I have nothing to worry about?

I've read a bit about this on another site but there really wasn't much information about it. Your comments and experience would me much appreciated.If you are an American, I wouldn't take any risks. If you get in trouble with the law, even you have done nothing and they are just screwing with you, NO ONE is coming to help you bro. There is no US embassy in Cuba.

Tank Not Mt
01-24-14, 18:58
Gents,

I could use some advice here. I posted below. Is bringing toys for the chicas to Cuba a really bad idea? I'm going there next month and have read on other sites about it. PM me if you can or post a replay.

Thanks!I've been in Cuba maybe 50 times and brought many items for gifts. The only time I have seen anyone stopped is when they brought electronic goods. They only wanted to grab taxes, which I'm sure they pocket most.

Digital Curry
01-26-14, 20:26
i am am a expert in cuba. i have spent 2 years there.

the party is so fucking over!

photos. these were taken during the party years. (cuba is no longer like this.)

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showthread.php?1568-photo-gallery&p=656353&viewfull=1#post656353

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showthread.php?1568-photo-gallery&p=810011#post810011

http://www.internationalsexguide.inf.chmentid=65512

http://www.internationalsexguide.inf.chmentid=65511

http://www.internationalsexguide.inf.chmentid=65510

http://www.internationalsexguide.inf.chmentid=65509

http://www.internationalsexguide.inf.chmentid=65508

here is why i am an expert and super monger and cuba-ologist: between 2001 and 2013 i spent two years in cuba altogether. one month here, two months there, etc. i know this country better than 99% of the people on this forum. you would have to reside there permanently to know any more. i have seen cuba with and without spanish. at first i didn't speak a word of spanish; now i am fluent in spanish. this despite the fact, i never studied spanish in school.

in 2008, the party was ending.

in 2010, the party was over.

in 2013, i nearly swam to miami – but then fortunately i remembered i had a plane ticket.

it used to be there was some charm to cuba being a communist country. it was a vacation from capitalism and it was a form of time travel back 50, 60, 70 years. it is quickly becoming americanized like everywhere else, and has the worst of capitalism and the worst of communism.

1) aids is rampant in cuba. (i had a girlfriend for four years who was a doctor. i have have seen many hospitals. once, i even was in a morgue. rare.)

2) (except for havana) the biggest problem in cuba is getting a girl into your house! i cannot overstate what a pain in the ass this problem is. ask anyone on this forum. the girls are terrified of the houses. girls can be imprisoned as prostitutes for going to your house with you. the home owners are terrified because there house will be confirep001ed if they do something illegal. ps, i do not like to spend any time in havana.

3) it used to be you were treated with respect on the street by both the women and the men. it even used to be that the police treated you with respect and reverence and protected you. now the women turn their nose up at you as if they're american. the men no longer fear the police and will overtly steal from you. and the police now love to harass tourists. it makes them feel good because they have become bullies and are resentful and power-hungry. after all, the police only make $40 a month. and police and soldiers are the best paid professions in the country.

4) thanks to inflation and the policies of george bush cuba has become extremely expensive. it is 30% more expensive now than it was in 2006. and at least 50% more expensive than it was in 2003.

last time i was there i was taken into a secret room and interrogated for four hours because i was walking with a girl and i didn't have my passport. i never carry my passport because i can't afford to lose it as an american. this was never a problem in prior years. the cop was a resentful piece of shit.

i will never go back to cuba, even if somebody pays my airfare, food, hotels, and gives me a stipend for the women. as far as i'm concerned cuba can fucking blow me.

Havana927
02-06-14, 19:17
I wanted to know. When you leave Cuba. Is it true you have to pay $25.00 per day for health insurance?

The Dirty Pirate
02-07-14, 00:58
I wanted to know. When you leave Cuba. Is it true you have to pay $25.00 per day for health insurance?No. You pay a 25 peso exit tax. The insurance is when you enter the country, if the lines for immigration aren't too long try to get in without it. Sometimes immigration forgets to ask I guess. However if they ask and you don't have it, you got to go buy it and go through the line for immigration again.

Rock Harders
02-07-14, 03:08
No. You pay a 25 peso exit tax. The insurance is when you enter the country, if the lines for immigration aren't too long try to get in without it. Sometimes immigration forgets to ask I guess. However if they ask and you don't have it, you got to go buy it and go through the line for immigration again.In a half dozens trips over the past two or three years I have never been asked for proof of medical insurance (same goes for all the different people in my group). Upon deplaning at HAV you go directly to immigration control; while in line a plainclothes police officer may interview you, ask if you have any satellite phones, what you do for a living, etc. Next you pass your carry on bags through a scanner; on your way to retrieve checked luggage you pass by another control point staffed by medical personnel. They ask where you are coming from (or may say nothing and wave you through) but I have not seen them ask for proof of insurance let alone pressure anyone into buying medical insurance. The next and final step is customs who conduct additional prying interviews, may scan search / scan luggage, etc.

Digital Curry
02-07-14, 03:29
I wanted to know. When you leave Cuba. Is it true you have to pay $25.00 per day for health insurance?$25 CUC cuban pesos exit tax. At the exchange rate it's a little less than $30 US. Depends on exchange rates.

The medical tax is when you enter the country. I only got charged one or two times out of several trips.

The medical tax when enforced was $3 or $4 per day.

But the ripoffs always change with the Cubans, so who knows the cost tomorrow will be?

Taboc
02-07-14, 05:04
In a half dozens trips over the past two or three years I have never been asked for proof of medical insurance .Yes, no one asked me about the insurance as well. I carry a print out of my visa card travel health coverage in my travel bag all the time, so if they ask ever I will show them that.

Sammytheman
02-07-14, 08:37
Digital Curry. I am sorry how Cuba has turned out for you but for me it is better than Morocco, Germany, Holland, Dominican Republic, US of A and Canada. I did not go in 90s where girls would line up outside to suck my dick. I don't like those kinds of girls anyway. I like a little bit of chase. It makes things a little exciting. For me, it has changed a bit in Holguin where there are now a lot more tourists than before and THEY are fucking up the prices NOT the chicas. I don't know where you got the idea that AIDS is rampant. I think Cuba has better healthcare system then any other 3rd world country plus who the fcuk would do a puta bareback? I only do BBBJ and sex with my girlfriend whom I know for 3 years now. To sum it up, its how you play the game. I always have an amazing time in Cuba, not just for the pussy but for the music, beaches, nightlife and weather. If you're going only for sex, stay home and bang some escorts. You'll save a TON of money.

Taboc
02-07-14, 23:38
THE PARTY IS SO FUCKING OVER!I think the party is over in Havana. Here is some parts of the real conversation.

- One chica told me she likes Grey Goose vodka with Red bull, and wondered whether I could it for her from the black market.

- Another chica and her mother said they love crema liquor, not the Cuban ones, they want Baileys.

- One chica said that her customers always take her to some fucking expensive jazz club.

- Amor, I do not like $1 perfume, they are cheap, me gusta Channel.

- Amigo, what car you drive back home. Do you want to rent a car here, I know someone who can rent a convertible audi for $200 / day.

Above all, this smarty girl from Alamar told me, I get rice and beans to eat, I do not need cheap money to get the same. If I am getting fucked then I will make sure I make at least $100 a night plus taxi money.

Wushuwuu
02-11-14, 14:07
Just came back from Havana and had a good time. Had a good time with some non-pro girls and also as SW lover, I had some good time with some girls. Prices were still same as couple of years ago, but girls were much prettier.

Velasco
02-12-14, 07:29
Just came back from Havana and had a good time. Had a good time with some non-pro girls and also as SW lover, I had some good time with some girls. Prices were still same as couple of years ago, but girls were much prettier.I am sorry, but your report as written provides nothing of value to someone that is planning a trip to Cuba. I think others would agree with my opinion. If you are reporting here, it is safe to assume that you spent some time reading reports by others. Imagine how horrible this site would be if everyone else gave reports the same way as you just did.

So you had a good time with some non-pros, so where and how did you meet them, where did you do the deed and how much did it cost you? We need details, details, details.

DMonger2013
02-15-14, 22:50
What are the chances that me and my Canadiqn buddies will catch the Olympics some where in Havana? If so where would you suggest? CBC is broadcasting the game in Canada.

How do cell phone networks work down there? Is there a place where you might get wifi, even at a cost?

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

MrSoulo
02-19-14, 12:19
What are the chances that me and my Canadiqn buddies will catch the Olympics some where in Havana? If so where would you suggest? CBC is broadcasting the game in Canada.

How do cell phone networks work down there? Is there a place where you might get wifi, even at a cost?

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.You can watch the Olympics at most hotels.

Canadian cell phones work just fine in Cuba. Hotel Parque Central has wifi.

Taboc
02-22-14, 20:07
About 90% of the chicas I bang are not putas. They are normal girls, who have a regular job, still fuck tourists for money. In other words, they do not wake up thinking they need to find a tourist to make money, when I pull their panties down, then one look at the crack would tell me what they are upto, or when I see their clothing, stuff at their home, I can tell they are putas or not. So I care about them, I have come to know many of their family members and it helps me and them.

I have messages asking for help, I do not know these folks requesting help. Are they good, are they healthy, are they going to harm the chica? Sometimes I wonder whether they are some sort of LE. So finding it difficult to respond back.

Not really sure what to do. One hand I want to help on the other I am concerned.

Kalifornication
02-23-14, 01:05
Well said. I hold a similar opinion. In the past I payed with the so called pros, but there is not much that they offer, and why? When, as most of us should know by now, it is not necessary in Cuba, at least not at this moment in time. Most Cuban women, if you show them and their culture the respect they and it deserves, will be very open to a date and all that goes along with that without asking for a dime (that's their pride) , but you should nonetheless offer them help, not for the sex of course.


About 90% of the chicas I bang are not putas. They are normal girls, who have a regular job, still fuck tourists for money. In other words, they do not wake up thinking they need to find a tourist to make money, when I pull their panties down, then one look at the crack would tell me what they are upto, or when I see their clothing, stuff at their home, I can tell they are putas or not. So I care about them, I have come to know many of their family members and it helps me and them.

I have messages asking for help, I do not know these folks requesting help. Are they good, are they healthy, are they going to harm the chica? Sometimes I wonder whether they are some sort of LE. So finding it difficult to respond back.

Not really sure what to do. One hand I want to help on the other I am concerned.

Taboc
02-23-14, 20:22
You brought up a good point, 'respect'.

Once I was with a chica and got an sms from a lady head hunter who had promised me work, the message said that my contract work is not renewed, so I was upset and said what a fucking ***** when I read the message. This chica heard me say that and said '***** similar puta'. I asked her how she knows that as she can barely say anything in English, and she said at least she knows the bad words and take offense to them. This chica has her tia in Miami, so I am sure she must have learned from her cousins who come to Cuba once a year for vacation. This chica is too good to be true, I will take flight just to fuck her and come back. But, oh boy, to get her in mood to fuck, I have to go thru hell, she does not want money but loves musica, romantico, perfume, massage.

Question is, should one have to go thru all this to fuck a chica in Cuba.

I guess it depends, if guys have gf and wife to whom they are doing all this shit back home, then I would think they want just an easy bang in Cuba and don't want to do all this, and there is nothing wrong in that, and they have places like the discos where there are easy picks. Goto a club, pick your poison, negotiate, find a casa, do the deed, drink / eat and sleep and repeat the same. Even in that case, a little bit of respect for the chica would go a long way.

Keep in mind Cuba is still a macho society, so you need to take charge, control the chica and tell her who is the boss. But doing it in a respectful way is the key, I myself is not perfect at this, learning it in every experience.


Well said. I hold a similar opinion. In the past I payed with the so called pros, but there is not much that they offer, and why? When, as most of us should know by now, it is not necessary in Cuba, at least not at this moment in time. Most Cuban women, if you show them and their culture the respect they and it deserves, will be very open to a date and all that goes along with that without asking for a dime (that's their pride) , but you should nonetheless offer them help, not for the sex of course.

Kalifornication
03-20-14, 21:07
http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/romance-cubano-style

MrSoulo
03-22-14, 07:26
http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/romance-cubano-styleVery interesting.

LifeIsABeach
05-05-14, 04:38
Yes, no one asked me about the insurance as well. I carry a print out of my visa card travel health coverage in my travel bag all the time, so if they ask ever I will show them that.I think it is required to have it. My travel agent provided the Visa and the Health Insurance together with the ticket. It was all included with the package.

El Chico
05-05-14, 17:54
I think it is required to have it. My travel agent provided the Visa and the Health Insurance together with the ticket. It was all included with the package.There always seems to be a debate whether they check if you have medical insurance. Does it really matter? For $3 / day it's stupid not to have travel insurance. If you find yourself in the hospital for whatever reason (and they take tourists to the expensive hospital for foreigners) , you can quickly discover you have $5, 000 in bills and you can't leave the country until you pay. Or worse, you need to be transported to your home country or another for proper treatment but you have no insurance to cover it.

HungWayWayLow
05-06-14, 00:50
Just got back from Cuba, amazing experience and alot of information on here was very useful.

Talion
05-14-14, 16:48
I was looking for info on this but didn't find what I was looking for, so my apologies if this has been covered. I'm trying to find examples of a Cuban ID or cedula so that I can recognize the official kind when I'm there and also to learn how to verify age on it, since every country seems to have a different system.

Can anybody help with that?

BrasilSoccer0
05-14-14, 23:27
Talion,

By the way in Cuba they call it "carné" with emphasis on second syllable. Cedula is used in Colombia.

Just ask a couple of locals (one you are not picking up!) especially the casa owner to show you their cedula. Just say something like "by the way, I've never seen what a cuban carne looks like." And show them yours! Be smooth about it.


I was looking for info on this but didn't find what I was looking for, so my apologies if this has been covered. I'm trying to find examples of a Cuban ID or cedula so that I can recognize the official kind when I'm there and also to learn how to verify age on it, since every country seems to have a different system. Can anybody help with that?

Questner
05-15-14, 05:43
I was looking for info on this but didn't find what I was looking for, so my apologies if this has been covered. I'm trying to find examples of a Cuban ID or cedula so that I can recognize the official kind when I'm there and also to learn how to verify age on it, since every country seems to have a different system. Can anybody help with that?http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/multimedia/fotografia/la-hora-del-tramite/nuevo-carne-de-identidad/

It's called 'carné de identidad'. As of today there is a temporary problem in printing new ones. Take a look at both sides.

Guillermo
05-15-14, 18:24
Just got back from Cuba, amazing experience and alot of information on here was very useful.Anything you would like to pass on to the rest of us? Por favor...

Bart1
05-16-14, 03:19
http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/multimedia/fotografia/la-hora-del-tramite/nuevo-carne-de-identidad/

It's called 'carn de identidad'. As of today there is a temporary problem in printing new ones. Take a look at both sides.The first 2 numbers on the card signify the year of birth for example born in 1995, card reads 95 xxxxxxxxxxxx I think the next 4 numbers are month and day then some govt issued numbers.

Talion
05-16-14, 03:52
The first 2 numbers on the card signify the year of birth for example born in 1995, card reads 95 xxxxxxxxxxxx I think the next 4 numbers are month and day then some govt issued numbers.Thanks Bart and Questner, that's very useful to know. I'm assuming that the new card is the second one without the handwritten info, and I'm going to make a second assumption that the system of numbering is the same to give continuity to the old numbers, and that the number would normally be somewhere under the thumb of the of the woman in the picture. Can you guys confirm that?

One further assumption. Can I assume since you refer to "old" and "new" and a problem printing new ones that I should expect to see examples of both kinds, and that both are currently acceptable?

HungWayWayLow
05-21-14, 00:40
Anything you would like to pass on to the rest of us? Por favor..."When you land in Havana, first thing you need to do is to erase the Thai mongering methods from your memory. It simply does not help you in Havana. People, politics, culture everything is different.

Havana has the discos such as Casa de la Musica, Salon Rojo etc. These are the best bets for a first timer. When you goto these discos, do not compare them to the Gogo bars. A gogo bar has girls working there, they have a number, there is a bar fine, and if the girl does not do it right or steal something then you can come back to the gogo and complain.

There is no such thing in Havana discos. The chicas come here on their own, same like you go there. It is only a convenient meeting place. You decide who you want to go with, negotiate the cost with her. Often it is the easier part.

Ok, so you made it to the disco / club, found a girl of your liking and negotiated the cost. What next? In Thailand you will walk away with her, hand in hand, might stop in another bar for a drink with her, or have a seat on the road side and get something to eat from the street vendor and then goto your hotel room and bang her. None of this works in Havana.

The Havana girl is not going to walk with you in the street. You will rush into a taxi with her, or she might even ask you to go in a taxi and she in another taxi (you pay for that too). If you are staying in a private casa, your owner in most cases will allow you to bring a girl, however she might have to register. In Thailand, she would simply leave the I'd in reception and take it back with her when all is done. Here the casa owner will write her I'd number along with your stay details. Some say it goes to law enforcement, some say no. It all depends. If you are in good terms with the casa owner or the chica is good with the casa owner then there is no registration. To make it simple, you might want to ask her whether she knows a place, she definitely will. It will cost you 10-20-30 cucs depending on how good the place is and how long you want to stay.

All this would make you think it is all a big hassle and why bothering going to Havana?

Once you reach the casa, and shut the door. Be nice to the chica, treat her with respect, give her some small gift, be generous with drink, food and money. All in a sudden you will be in heaven. Play some reggageton, she will start moving the hips, tell her to strip for you, most will, get up and hold her from behind, her grinding will work better than Viagara, and then tell her to ride you. You will then know all the hassle is worth it."

From Taboc, this sums it up for me too!

BlueSkyOne
05-24-14, 18:27
Hello all,

I was wondering if you could advise a good and reliable travel agent to buy flight ticket from Cancun to Havana.

Do you recommend flying to Cancun and purchasing the ticket at the airport? Do you need to have room / hotel reservation paper work to show to immigration at Havana airport?

Planning to be there in late June. Is anyone else going there in the same timeframe? Send me a PM if you want to meet there.

Thank you for your help.

AskeAske
05-24-14, 19:13
"When you land in Havana, first thing you need to do is to erase the Thai mongering methods from your memory. It simply does not help you in Havana. People, politics, culture everything is different.
Once you reach the casa, and shut the door. Be nice to the chica, treat her with respect, give her some small gift, be generous with drink, food and money. All in a sudden you will be in heaven. Play some reggageton, she will start moving the hips, tell her to strip for you, most will, get up and hold her from behind, her grinding will work better than Viagara, and then tell her to ride you. You will then know all the hassle is worth it."

From Taboc, this sums it up for me too!I have done mongering in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. I have only been in Cuba once, but I agree. Cuban girls are the most sexy, much more than asians. You guys have to try. Regaton is the most sexy dancing. A gogo in Bangkok is nothing compared to that. Cuba is hard work, but worth it.

One day I will go back.

Sammytheman
05-24-14, 20:10
Hey fellas. I have a friend who is not a Canadian citizen and just has a PR card. Can he travel to Cuba with it? Thanks. I tried calling the Canadian government but they are closed on weekends. Thanks.

Questner
05-25-14, 07:01
Hey fellas. I have a friend who is not a Canadian citizen and just has a PR card. Can he travel to Cuba with it? Thanks. I tried calling the Canadian government but they are closed on weekends. Thanks.Your friend needs a valid passport of the country of his or her origin. He or she may need a tourist visa to Cuba based on the country of origin. See online, ask an agent or contact Cuban authorities in Canada:

CANADA.

Excma. Sra. Teresita de J. Vicente Sotolongo.

Embajadora Extraordinaria why Plenipotenciaria.

Fecha de acreditacióand: (21.10.2008).

Cancillería: 388 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1's 1 E3, Canadá.

Teléfono: (613) 563 0141 Pizarra.

Fax: (613) 563 0068.

E-mail: embacuba@embacubacanada.net.

Pág.Web: http://www.cubadiplomatica.cu/canada.

Consulado General (Toronto).

Sr. Javier theómokos Ruiz.

Seeónsul General.

Consulado: 5353 Dundas West, Square Skipling, Suite 401, Toronto, Ontario ON M8 B, 6 H8.

Teléfono: (416) 234 8884/234 8181/234 1300.

Fax: (416) 234 2754.

E-mail: toronto1@embacubacanada.net, toronto4@embacubacanada.net, toronto5@embacubacanada.net.

Jurisdiccióand: Provincias de Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia (Columbia Británica), why los territorios de Nunavut, Yukon why North West (Noroeste).

Consulado General (Montreal).

Sr. Alain González González.

Seeónsul General.

Consulado: 4542-46 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, H3 X 2 H5.

Teléfono: (514 843 8897).

Fax: (514) 845 1063.

E-mail: consulgralcuba@bellnet.ca.

Jurisdiccióand: Provincia de Québec; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island why Newfoundland why Labrador.

Taboc
05-25-14, 15:41
Agree with Questner. Your friend has PR (like green card here), so he can leave Canada, go any country he wants and come back to Canada. The question is whether Cuba will admit him once he lands there.

Cuba allows citizens from some 25+ countries without any visa, most countries and Cuba's old buddy Russians do not need a visa. Other nationals will need a visa. Not many know that even those with Australian / UK / French / Canadian passports need a visa. The Cuban visa is the tourist card given by the airline, so instead of applying for a visa, one can simply get this card from the airline and travel to Cuba (so my Canadian friend thinks he does not need a visa).

The big question is, which country's passport your friend has. Call up the local Canadian embassy and also call the airline, tell them about the passport and see whether he could get the travel card, if he can, then he is all good to go there and come back to Canada.


Your friend needs a valid passport of the country of his or her origin. He or she may need a tourist visa to Cuba based on the country of origin. See online, ask an agent or contact Cuban authorities in Canada:

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Taboc
05-25-14, 15:47
A buddy of mine says no one need a visa to goto Cuba, all you need is the tourist card from the airline. If the airline you fly can not give you, then you have to get that from Cuban embassy. I asked him whether he is sure, he is sure.

I would still recommend you calling the airline, as we are drinking here in BKK and banging submissive thai chicas, and he is all happy, and times like this, he is known to talk more thanwhat he knows.


Agree with Questner. Your friend has PR (like green card here), so he can leave Canada, go any country he wants and come back to Canada. The question is whether Cuba will admit him once he lands there.

Cuba allows citizens from some 25+ countries without any visa, most countries and Cuba's old buddy Russians do not need a visa. Other nationals will need a visa. Not many know that even those with Australian / UK / French / Canadian passports need a visa. The Cuban visa is the tourist card given by the airline, so instead of applying for a visa, one can simply get this card from the airline and travel to Cuba (so my Canadian friend thinks he does not need a visa).

The big question is, which country's passport your friend has. Call up the local Canadian embassy and also call the airline, tell them about the passport and see whether he could get the travel card, if he can, then he is all good to go there and come back to Canada.

Tapanic
05-25-14, 20:42
Everybody needs valid passport and turist card to enter Cuba. Some may even need other type of visa instead of turist card. PR is not any legal travel document.


Hey fellas. I have a friend who is not a Canadian citizen and just has a PR card. Can he travel to Cuba with it? Thanks. I tried calling the Canadian government but they are closed on weekends. Thanks.

El Chico
05-26-14, 21:49
I have heard from a very reliable source that Cuba has officially changed its policy and now stamps all passports. I'm not sure if you ask before they do it if you can avoid the stamp. I'd be interested to hear any experiences in the last couple of weeks.

Tapanic
05-26-14, 22:30
I go Cuba week from now Monday 2nd of June. I let you people know if they stamp passport or not. For me it is not a problem because I am from Finland.


I have heard from a very reliable source that Cuba has officially changed its policy and now stamps all passports. I'm not sure if you ask before they do it if you can avoid the stamp. I'd be interested to hear any experiences in the last couple of weeks.

Bart1
05-26-14, 22:51
I have heard from a very reliable source that Cuba has officially changed its policy and now stamps all passports. I'm not sure if you ask before they do it if you can avoid the stamp. I'd be interested to hear any experiences in the last couple of weeks.All I know is that on previous visits my Canadian passport was not stamped but when I arrived Varadero last month from Canada I was surprised to the cubana sweetheart customs officer imprint a bright red stamp. Not sure about an exit stamp, my passport currently in a hotel safety box in south america. PM me if you want more info and I could go have a look at my passport.

Questner
05-27-14, 06:33
All I know is that on previous visits my Canadian passport was not stamped but when I arrived Varadero last month from Canada I was surprised to the cubana sweetheart customs officer imprint a bright red stamp. Not sure about an exit stamp, my passport currently in a hotel safety box in south america. PM me if you want more info and I could go have a look at my passport.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cuban_Passport_Stamp.JPG

BlueSkyOne
05-28-14, 03:47
Guys,

Can anybody help with these questions?


Hello all,

I was wondering if you could advise a good and reliable travel agent to buy flight ticket from Cancun to Havana.

Do you recommend flying to Cancun and purchasing the ticket at the airport? Do you need to have room / hotel reservation paper work to show to immigration at Havana airport?

Planning to be there in late June. Is anyone else going there in the same timeframe? Send me a PM if you want to meet there.

Thank you for your help.

StudBucket
06-11-14, 18:29
"When you land in Havana, first thing you need to do is to erase the Thai mongering methods from your memory. It simply does not help you in Havana. People, politics, culture everything is different.

Havana has the discos such as Casa de la Musica, Salon Rojo etc. These are the best bets for a first timer. When you goto these discos, do not compare them to the Gogo bars. A gogo bar has girls working there, they have a number, there is a bar fine, and if the girl does not do it right or steal something then you can come back to the gogo and complain.

There is no such thing in Havana discos. The chicas come here on their own, same like you go there. It is only a convenient meeting place. You decide who you want to go with, negotiate the cost with her. Often it is the easier part.

Ok, so you made it to the disco / club, found a girl of your liking and negotiated the cost. What next? In Thailand you will walk away with her, hand in hand, might stop in another bar for a drink with her, or have a seat on the road side and get something to eat from the street vendor and then goto your hotel room and bang her. None of this works in Havana.

The Havana girl is not going to walk with you in the street. You will rush into a taxi with her, or she might even ask you to go in a taxi and she in another taxi (you pay for that too). If you are staying in a private casa, your owner in most cases will allow you to bring a girl, however she might have to register. In Thailand, she would simply leave the I'd in reception and take it back with her when all is done. Here the casa owner will write her I'd number along with your stay details. Some say it goes to law enforcement, some say no. It all depends. If you are in good terms with the casa owner or the chica is good with the casa owner then there is no registration. To make it simple, you might want to ask her whether she knows a place, she definitely will. It will cost you 10-20-30 cucs depending on how good the place is and how long you want to stay.

All this would make you think it is all a big hassle and why bothering going to Havana?

Once you reach the casa, and shut the door. Be nice to the chica, treat her with respect, give her some small gift, be generous with drink, food and money. All in a sudden you will be in heaven. Play some reggageton, she will start moving the hips, tell her to strip for you, most will, get up and hold her from behind, her grinding will work better than Viagara, and then tell her to ride you. You will then know all the hassle is worth it."

From Taboc, this sums it up for me too!This is very funny and a great short report. I like how you say her grinding you will work better than Viagra. LOL. Quick question, Hung Low, how much do you pay more or less for TLN (all night long) with the girls? I have never been to Cuba, but want to go this year.

SB.

StudBucket
06-11-14, 19:36
This is very funny and a great short report. I like how you say her grinding you will work better than Viagra. LOL. Quick question, Hung Low, how much do you pay more or less for TLN (all night long) with the girls? I have never been to Cuba, but want to go this year.

SB.Actually the last reports state that the girls from the discos run about 50 to 70 cuc for all night long and a private casa will run about 20 to 30 cuc? Was that about right?

Thanks.

Alloma
06-18-14, 20:03
age of consent vs age of majority

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greetings gentlemen,

the age of consent is the age in which girls can participate in consensual, non-commercial sex with their teen-age boyfriend without said teen-age boyfriend being charged with statutory [CodeWord123] (http://isgprohibitedwords.info?CodeWord=CodeWord123).

however, the age of consent is irrelevant to the members of this forum.

what you need to focus on is the age of majority, which among other things is the age in which they can vote, get married, enlist in the military, and participate in commercial sex activities.

please exercise caution and govern yourself accordingly.

thanks,

jackson

MrSoulo
02-23-15, 19:37
Please be careful boys. An aggressive new strain of HIV has been discovered in Cuba. I see in the Photo Gallery that many of you go bareback, I highly recommend you fellas start wrapping up. Here's the article.

http://www.caribbean360.com/news/aggressive-new-strain-of-hiv-discovered-in-cuba?utm_source=Caribbean360%20Newsletters&utm_campaign=3173a28da1-Vol_10_Issue_007_Sunday_News2_22_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-3173a28da1-39319386

Brussels, Belgium, Thursday February 19,2015 – An aggressive new strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been found in Cuba that can progress to AIDS so rapidly that patients may not even know they are infected before symptoms appear, scientists say.

According to a report in Medical News Today, the Cuban variant of HIV is categorized as a recombinant version of the virus, which can occur if a person engages in unprotected sex with multiple infected partners and contracts multiple strains of the HIV virus, which later recombine within a person to create a new variant.

In a normal HIV infection, the virus attaches to proteins on the membranes of cells known as CCR5 before it is able to penetrate the cell. Consequently, the HIV-infected patient may experience a number of healthy years before the virus becomes CXCR4, which quickly progresses to AIDS.

Researchers found that in the new Cuban strain, HIV makes the transition to CXCR4 more quickly than in the other strains, resulting in a reduction in the number of "healthy" years. The new strain can cause AIDS to appear within just three years of infection, the report said.

Scientists compared recently infected patients with the recombinant form of HIV to patients who had progressed to AIDS after the usual period of infection, and found the recombinant HIV patients had abnormally high doses of the virus as well as high numbers of defensive molecules called RANTES.

The presence of RANTES was reportedly significant because as part of the typical human response to the virus it binds to CCR5, indicating that the recombinant HIV would have to bypass CCR5 because the protein wasn't available for the virus to anchor to it as it normally would.

According to the Medical News Today report, when the recombinant virus bypasses the CCR5 and becomes CXCR4, it eliminates the "healthy" stage.

"So this group of patients that progressed very fast, they were all recently infected," Anne-Mieke Vandamme, study author and medical professor at Belguim's University of Leuven, told Voice of America.

"And we know that because they had been HIV-negative tested one or a maximum two years before. ".

The scientists noted that also aiding in the transition to CXCR4 was the presence of a protease, which is an enzyme that cuts proteins in new viruses to enable it to replicate in greater numbers.

The findings of the study were published in the journal EBioMedicine.

Researchers are calling for early and frequent testing of people who have unprotected sex with multiple partners, in order for treatment to begin promptly.

Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/aggressive-new-strain-of-hiv-discovered-in-cuba#ixzz3 Saw0 Ti2 Z.

WorkingHere
02-25-15, 20:49
Going to be in Cuba from April 15-30th. Anyone know if there will be baseball in Havana during that time. Having trouble finding schedules online.

Thanks

Bart1
03-01-15, 14:12
"When you land in Havana, first thing you need to do is to erase the Thai mongering methods from your memory. It simply does not help you in Havana. People, politics, culture everything is different.

Havana has the discos such as Casa de la Musica, Salon Rojo etc. These are the best bets for a first timer. When you goto these discos, do not compare them to the Gogo bars. A gogo bar has girls working there, they have a number, there is a bar fine, and if the girl does not do it right or steal something then you can come back to the gogo and complain.

There is no such thing in Havana discos. The chicas come here on their own, same like you go there. It is only a convenient meeting place. You decide who you want to go with, negotiate the cost with her. Often it is the easier part.

Ok, so you made it to the disco / club, found a girl of your liking and negotiated the cost. What next? In Thailand you will walk away with her, hand in hand, might stop in another bar for a drink with her, or have a seat on the road side and get something to eat from the street vendor and then goto your hotel room and bang her. None of this works in Havana.

The Havana girl is not going to walk with you in the street. You will rush into a taxi with her, or she might even ask you to go in a taxi and she in another taxi (you pay for that too). If you are staying in a private casa, your owner in most cases will allow you to bring a girl, however she might have to register. In Thailand, she would simply leave the I'd in reception and take it back with her when all is done. Here the casa owner will write her I'd number along with your stay details. Some say it goes to law enforcement, some say no. It all depends. If you are in good terms with the casa owner or the chica is good with the casa owner then there is no registration. To make it simple, you might want to ask her whether she knows a place, she definitely will. It will cost you 10-20-30 cucs depending on how good the place is and how long you want to stay.

All this would make you think it is all a big hassle and why bothering going to Havana?

Once you reach the casa, and shut the door. Be nice to the chica, treat her with respect, give her some small gift, be generous with drink, food and money. All in a sudden you will be in heaven. Play some reggageton, she will start moving the hips, tell her to strip for you, most will, get up and hold her from behind, her grinding will work better than Viagara, and then tell her to ride you. You will then know all the hassle is worth it."

From Taboc, this sums it up for me too!Well written report, having spent time in BKK and HAV, I confirm all you have said. No other chica like a Cubana can ride you better, not Colombianas, nor Brazileiras, nor Thais, no wonder they are called jineteras.

Bart1
03-01-15, 16:08
Cuba has been avoiding the invasion by the USA since 1969. Below from counterpunch. Org.

The list of USA Interventions seeking regime change that followed is too long to detail here. The Bay of Pigs, assassination efforts, hundreds of acts of sabotage and terrorism, and, of course, the embargo since 1960. And what did the embargo seek? Well, President Eisenhower said that "if the Cuban people are hungry they will throw Castro out," a view that President Kennedy reiterated when he asserted that the end of the Revolution would come from "rising discomfort among hungry Cubans. ".

TwoTimeTed
03-08-15, 10:14
Thanks, But:

If the Castro Regime finds out a Cuban has AIDS or HIV, they quarantine those people to a different location of the island, they used to quarantine them on an island off the mainland. Not sure if it was Island of Juvantude. I think they still do it.


Please be careful boys. An aggressive new strain of HIV has been discovered in Cuba. I see in the Photo Gallery that many of you go bareback, I highly recommend you fellas start wrapping up. Here's the article.

http://www.caribbean360.com/news/aggressive-new-strain-of-hiv-discovered-in-cuba?utm_source=Caribbean360%20Newsletters&utm_campaign=3173a28da1-Vol_10_Issue_007_Sunday_News2_22_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-3173a28da1-39319386

Brussels, Belgium, Thursday February 19,2015 An aggressive new strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been found in Cuba that can progress to AIDS so rapidly that patients may not even know they are infected before symptoms appear, scientists say.

According to a report in Medical News Today, the Cuban variant of HIV is categorized as a recombinant version of the virus, which can occur if a person engages in unprotected sex with multiple infected partners and contracts multiple strains of the HIV virus, which later recombine within a person to create a new variant...

DeeKa
03-09-15, 04:04
Thanks, But:

If the Castro Regime finds out a Cuban has AIDS or HIV, they quarantine those people to a different location of the island, they used to quarantine them on an island off the mainland. Not sure if it was Island of Juvantude. I think they still do it.They used to until the breakdown of the Soviet Union, now they just don't have the money anymore to maintain these camps and set all free.

Dee

MrSoulo
03-09-15, 05:22
Thanks, But:

If the Castro Regime finds out a Cuban has AIDS or HIV, they quarantine those people to a different location of the island, they used to quarantine them on an island off the mainland. Not sure if it was Island of Juvantude. I think they still do it.I hear they no longer quarantine them because of budgetary constraints. Instead they educate them, give them meds, monitor them more frequently and warn them to abstain from unprotected sex.

Not so sure how accurate this info is but I sure as hell ain't taking any chances. I always wrap up and I'm extra cautious with whom I bed. As cautious as one can possibly be under the circumstances that is.

Mr Gogo
03-09-15, 14:05
I hear they no longer quarantine them because of budgetary constraints. Instead they educate them, give them meds, monitor them more frequently and warn them to abstain from unprotected sex.

Not so sure how accurate this info is but I sure as hell ain't taking any chances. I always wrap up and I'm extra cautious with whom I bed. As cautious as one can possibly be under the circumstances that is.I think it is all a hoak to make sure Cuba doesn't become the next great "sex tourism" spot. Whats the best way to kill a possible sex tourism destination? Make up some new super disease.

Here's why I think this:

This new disease popped up a month after Obama made his announcement to ease travel restrictions and formalize relations. If you go back before Obamas announcement Cuba was being hailed as a model country for the way they handled the disease and for having the lowest percentage rates in the world. There is no intravenous drug use there, the gay community is very small, and prostitution with foreigners is limited. Also all expectant mothers are tested as are high risk persons.

Now this new study was done by a Belgium group from a University, why not Cubas great doctors? The study said they monitored people who had unprotected sex with multiple partners, how did a Belgium group find such people? Perhaps they were known prostitutes living high risk lifestyles or gays living high risk lifestyles. The study also stated they purposely left these infected persons without treatment to see how the disease would progress, were they quarantined or amongst the population? Would Cuba allow infected persons to roam free without treatment? They only had 59 people for the study which is very limited.

I strap up always now just to play it safe but I think they want to promote tourism and keep the tourists from interacting to much with the people to make sure all the money and information flows from the top.

MrSoulo
03-09-15, 23:49
I think it is all a hoak to make sure Cuba doesn't become the next great "sex tourism" spot. Whats the best way to kill a possible sex tourism destination? Make up some new super disease.

Here's why I think this:

This new disease popped up a month after Obama made his announcement to ease travel restrictions and formalize relations. If you go back before Obamas announcement Cuba was being hailed as a model country for the way they handled the disease and for having the lowest percentage rates in the world. There is no intravenous drug use there, the gay community is very small, and prostitution with foreigners is limited. Also all expectant mothers are tested as are high risk persons.

Now this new study was done by a Belgium group from a University, why not Cubas great doctors? The study said they monitored people who had unprotected sex with multiple partners, how did a Belgium group find such people? Perhaps they were known prostitutes living high risk lifestyles or gays living high risk lifestyles. The study also stated they purposely left these infected persons without treatment to see how the disease would progress, were they quarantined or amongst the population? Would Cuba allow infected persons to roam free without treatment? They only had 59 people for the study which is very limited.

I strap up always now just to play it safe but I think they want to promote tourism and keep the tourists from interacting to much with the people to make sure all the money and information flows from the top.Great assessment and I don't necessarily disagree with your assertion. Funny thing is, when I read it my "conspiracy radar" went off. LOL. But when it comes to issues of health and possible death I do not take any chances and always air to the side of caution. So I posted it here because I believe this type of information should be shared and I was hoping for some dialogue from members. Thanks for your response, you made some very valid points. But I'm still going to wrap up. LOL.

JoaquinnMe
04-24-15, 02:40
Eighteen years have passed. I may return. Curious to know if things have improved or not.

01. Eating out was very poor value. Restaurant food consisted of beans and rice, occasionally seafood in coastal areas. About 1/3 of everything was out of stock. Very difficult for a strict vegetarian (lard used in cooking).

Now?

02. Eating in was poor value. I was in shock after the marketplaces of Bangkok. There were only three places worthwhile shopping. The expensive supermarkets where everything was priced in US stores and selection of Japanese and Indian foods were abysmal, as in non-existent. The local market, priced in pesos but I had to really wash my beans there were so many tiny rocks, and vegetable selection was very poor and low quality. And the very cheap and fresh pulled from the soil agro-mercados, of organic produce. I think I will take my own miso, shitake mushrooms and dried seaweed this time. Worst cuisine for my tastes, next to the Philippines.

Now?

03. Hotel rooms poor value compared to elsewhere in region (E. G. Other countries in the Latin Caribbean). I refused to pay the high prices so stayed in a casa particular which I was introduced to by a Spanish friend. That was the use of the kitchen, bathroom and living room etc plus private bedroom in an apartment with a retired women with connections (ex-husband one of Castro's cronies). Rather junky and price was $10. Or as it $20? I forget. I moved onto renting a small apartment near the University of Havana, also for what I thought was a high price USD $250 per month. But I compare everything to Thailand and Vietnam. I am not a Latin America traveler.

Now?

04. Women ran the range from white as an Argentinian to as black as a sub-Saharan African, and everything in between. I was partial to the coffee with a little cream and the cream with a little coffee. Curiously, the white woman I stayed with was openly racist.

Now?

05. Most tourists were Spaniards and Italians, followed by Canadians.

Now?

06. Felt very safe. Of course, this was partly because petty theft, not to speak of violence against tourists, is heavily punished.

Now?

07. Only shopping bargains. Cigars and rum.

Now?

08. Some discretion was required bringing home jinateras.

Now?

09. No cop bothered you as long as the girl was legal age (which then was 15). Yes, I know there are many Anglo nations with sex travel laws now, but Cuba enforced only its own laws. Yanqui go home. And the police didn't bother one for making arrangements or taking legal age women home. If there was a crackdown on they totally ignored foreigners and hassled the ladies of the night, which by the way, could just as easily be ladies of the day, or afternoon. Then they sometimes arrested the gals, shamed them in the newspapers and TV and put them in jail for a while.

Now?

10. Sex with Cubanas is the very best of my life, and I am *very* well traveled in Asia. - China, SE Asia, South Asia etc. Cubanas are my favorites, with Filipinas a close second and some ethnic Africans third. But I was not 60 then!

Now?

11. Sex cost what was it. $35? And not that much more for all night.

Now?

12. Few people had telephones in their houses. Neighbours shared.

Now?

13. I felt very much at home. Despite a different economic / political system, and a different language I felt like we were the same. I found Cubanos and Cubanas very easy to 'read', not so concerned about etiquette (but polite), genuine, warm, in good humour and a huge change from Theravada Buddhist Asia -- educated leisure readers. I speculate that if that had a free market in ideas they would produce great intellectuals.

Now?

14. Depressed about their political freedoms. As a character in the stage play I saw at the Havana opera House put it: "Oh, those brightly lit spots in Cuba at night? They are not that way because they have better electrical infrastructure, it's because they have boyfriends from Canada" Surprised the government permitted comedy critical of the state.

Now?

15. Havana was bicycle-friendly -- flat and very little traffic.

Now?

16. Cuba was a time warp, like time stopped in the late 1950's (decor, cars, architecture etc).

Now?

17. Cubans were paid shit. The physician across the street had a salary of $25 per month. The model I met was expected to work for free 'for her career', although the Canadian and European companies pay the state. It is a conspiracy of corruption between foreign investors and the Cuban government as far as I can tell. But, at least they get decent housing, basic education (maybe university too, although I expect the children of dissidents don't qualify) and food staples are rationed so at least they don't starve.

Now?

18. The Cubana I stayed with was getting tired of Che Guevara repeats every Thursday nights. Try this on for size. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMLk1nQh5o.

Now?

19. Condoms were rarely expected.

Now?

20. Blowjobs were considered normal.

Now?

21. Cuba didn't have the virgin-working girl dichotomy of mainland SE Asia (well, maybe Thailand and Malaysia are exceptions). Women were approachable for sex for money even though most were not strictly speaking prostitutes. There was a full range of sexual accessibility -- from 100% hardened hookers (but even they didn't seem so hard) to innocents with whom you might be their first lover. Well, foreigner lover. Usually money was involved. No, money was *always* involved. But it wasn't strictly commercial. You gave some money after. And gifts too. It had a certain gentility. If that's what it seemed to take. Of course, with a streetwalker at 10 pm, clearly you made an offer and didn't beat around the Bush. A smile and kind words never hurt. This doesn't seem to be necessary in Vietnam and who knows about Ukraine.

Now?

22. Cuba was more of a secular culture, like China and Canada. It's not that there weren't Catholics, Santerias, and born again Christians. I even met one Protestant Evangelical on a bus trip who wanted to share what he thought of Castro. But Cuba didn't reek of religion like a good part of the USA and almost all of the Philippines. They left you alone to believe or not believe and seemed by an large skeptical of faith.

Now?

23. Blackouts. Electricity was not reliable.

Now?

24. Other than sex and relationships (including friendships with women and men too) I actually didn't have a good time in Cuba. Everything was a hassle. But for two decades I have missed the place.

Now?

25. You didn't have to pay the casa particular extra for bringing a girl home. It was *understood* that's why you were there.

Now?

26. It was considered bad form in Cuba for a man to be seen publically, and certainly with her coming out of his bedroom, a woman young enough to be his grand-daughter. This is not the case in S. E. Asia, where a 60 year old man an a 19 year-old woman might be snickered at, but it doesn't shock anyone. It's life! In Cuba I had the impression that there is a more of a shame in prostitution and inter-generational sex. In Thailand, the attitude is (or at least used to be), 'she's taking care of her family, what she is doing is virtuous'.

JoaquinnMe
04-25-15, 05:01
When I was walking around Havana in 1997 I met multiple teenage and early 20's gals who were very social. I hooked up with a good 40% within hours or days.

However this trip (and as an old man) I am cycling -- not long distance, just within the city. And I am concerned about reception. Why? In Cambodia and Thailand, also in Vietnam, working girls spurn cyclists. Bicycling is declasse, super working class, eccentric, something that little boys and old men do. It amazes me, but all except the poorest of the poor turn up their noses (or even outright mock me) if I turn up at a brothel, nightclub or disco on a bike. Less of a problem at malls or cultural events if I am hunting for normal girls. They don't distinguish between a $3000 bicycle and a $29 beater. Funny, one of the gals (that one a real hooker) met me when *she* was riding a bicycle, which she assured me was her little brother's. Wonder how it would work out if we both were on wheels?

Anyway, in Asia reception is proportionate to vehicle: car winning the race, motorcycle OK, walking marginal (maybe better than skateboard!) This of course is no different than the West: it's much easier to chat up a gal during an international flight than on a bus ride. Women have something in their genes that is a money detector, even when it doesn't work properly.

So fellow cyclists, own up!

Rrandyg
06-16-15, 09:15
Helloall,

Just bought my ticket for travel to Havana June 28- July 5 directly from Cubana airline website using US credit card without any issue (well the CC company called for fraud alert and I confirmed transaction) the transaction was processed by a 3 rd party travel site which was directed from Cubana. The price was the same when I checked Skyscanner site too but Kayak said $607. The ticket is round trip from SJO as I will be at CoCal 24-28. I checked the price from Nash Travel that was mentioned in the forums and they were charging over $730 (Canadian?) yikes what a scam!! Anyway if anyone is going to be at Cocal or Havana during this time PM me also appreciate any recommendations for Casas in Vadaro, Guanabo and Miramar as I was planning on splitting my 7 nights between the 3 locations for fun and entertainment. Please PM me with any info. On Casas.

Thanks all.

Cheers,

Randy

Dart13
07-02-15, 21:14
Hey guys,

I've been to Cuba few times before but to being together with GF never had a chance for any mongering activity. Yet I admire Cuban chicas. I've been to Thailand for mongering few times and I know Cuba scene is very different (I've read the comparison here some posts down the line). From reading few reports it seems like Cuba is more geared towards ST rather than LT or GFE due to difficulties with bringing chicas to casa e. T. see. , is it true? Is it still possible (easy?) to find someone for LT? I don't really speak Spanish, just some basic one, but I want to learn it bit more before going to Cuba. I'd rather stay out of Havana pros and maybe explore some cities like Cienfuegos, Camaguey and Holguin. For the reasons of both cost and attitude as I'd imagine its less "pro" in province cities.

Thanks!

Hobbyist00
07-14-15, 08:13
I recently just found some phone numbers of Cuban girls I met up with a few years ago when I visited. None of them gave me e-mail addresses for whatever reason. Does anyone here keep in touch with their Cubana friends when they are back home in their respective countries? There's actually this one girl that I want to get in touch with since I plan on visiting again soon, I just want to know if she'd be DTF, and I know I could just contact her when I'm there, but I figured I'd like to ask her what she'd like me to bring from Home.

Vedado Fun
07-14-15, 17:03
I recently just found some phone numbers of Cuban girls I met up with a few years ago when I visited. None of them gave me e-mail addresses for whatever reason. Does anyone here keep in touch with their Cubana friends when they are back home in their respective countries? There's actually this one girl that I want to get in touch with since I plan on visiting again soon, I just want to know if she'd be DTF, and I know I could just contact her when I'm there, but I figured I'd like to ask her what she'd like me to bring from Home.If it's been a few years the chances of the phone numbers still working are not good if they're cellphone numbers. If they are house numbers of the girls family then they probably still work. For cellphones you can try texting them but the chances of them replying is slim because of the cost. Text them saying who you are and send your email address asking them to email you. If they remember you and they are interested they may reply. Most of these girls don't have email addresses but they can pay someone to send an email for them.

You could also just call them directly. You could bring these girls a truck load of anything and it's counts for nothing. They just want your money and as much of it as they can squeeze out of you. For future reference for you and anyone who may be a regular visitor to Cuba if you meet a girl that you really want to see again get her phone number, her parents phone number, her address or addresses, etc. If you meet a girl in Havana for instance there's a high chance that she is from another city or town and when you go back she will no longer be in Havana. If you have a phone number and address of where she normally lives you may be able to contact her and have her meet you again in Havana. Even this is very difficult to do without help though. I've been going to Havana for more than 12 years. What I do is email a Cuban contact and offer them a fee do the work for me. It's much easier that way.

Hobbyist00
07-18-15, 05:00
If it's been a few years the chances of the phone numbers still working are not good if they're cellphone numbers. If they are house numbers of the girls family then they probably still work. For cellphones you can try texting them but the chances of them replying is slim because of the cost. Text them saying who you are and send your email address asking them to email you. If they remember you and they are interested they may reply. Most of these girls don't have email addresses but they can pay someone to send an email for them.

You could also just call them directly. You could bring these girls a truck load of anything and it's counts for nothing. They just want your money and as much of it as they can squeeze out of you. For future reference for you and anyone who may be a regular visitor to Cuba if you meet a girl that you really want to see again get her phone number, her parents phone number, her address or addresses, etc. If you meet a girl in Havana for instance there's a high chance that she is from another city or town and when you go back she will no longer be in Havana. If you have a phone number and address of where she normally lives you may be able to contact her and have her meet you again in Havana. Even this is very difficult to do without help though. I've been going to Havana for more than 12 years. What I do is email a Cuban contact and offer them a fee do the work for me. It's much easier that way.Thanks for the response.

You are right, the one I really wanted to see had a new number. But I was able to get in contact with her through another " guide" I met.

This time I worked it a little differently, meeting more people guys / girls and offering them a fee for referrals etc. I still end up going out late and spending a lot of time on the street meeting people and being introduced to the girls. Next time I hope to be able to call and get more of an outcall experience than a streetwalker pick up experience. I guess it would take time though because it's not like I have a webpage to see what they look like. I'll probably still need to put in some street time to get names and faces so that I know who to request. But this last trip I had some success with referrals as one girl I met introduced me to another girl the next day.

Maybe it's because I'm getting less brave, but walking through Centro was a little more concerning this time than it was a few years ago. No incidents, but the vibe I got was different.

The chicas never seem to have an issue with pictures after we meet up, I never tried getting pictures of them on the street when I meet them for future reference, have you ever tried?

One thing that might be concerning though is that some of the "guides" I have, particularly the men, I presume that they are pimp-ish if they have their own stable of girls because he was unable to help me meet this one girl I saw on 23rd in Vedado who was giving me the look. Maybe she wasn't a working girl and was just flirting be / see he kept trying to get me away from pursuing her.

Velasco
07-20-15, 07:42
If the numbers the Cubanas gave you were landlines, I think there is a good chance you might be able to find them by calling that number. If the number was a cell and it has changed then probably no. Like others said, a lot of Cubans don't have personal email addresses but have no problem using someone's email to stay in touch. I have a Cubana I first met over 5 years ago that I still see. She has had over 6 email addresses, most with a sld. See you domain. I guess she must know a lot of Cuban Ministry of Health (Salud de Cuba) employees who allow her to stay in touch with me.

About gifts, there is really not that much that has changed. Even if you bring something that happens to be in stock in the stores while you are there, chances are there is a shortage right around the corner, such is life in Cuba. I have posted this before and I will post it again.

I think the BEST gift you can give a Cuban is a set of towels (Face, hair and body). Second would be a set of bedsheets and pillowcases. I think most beds tend to be doubles. Other ideas.

1- I would say some good quality makeup / nail Polish. Cubanas are pretty savvy about this stuff, so don't bring cheap crap. Nail Polish REMOVER too. Soap is good, but is pretty heavy when you are talking about airline luggage.

2- A nice purse will go a long way. I have picked up some good quality knockoff bags that earned me quite some goodwill.

3- Sneakers, even if they are your own. Ask her if she knows someone who could use them. If not, she can sell / barter them. A pile of simple cotton socks, you can get then sold in US stores like Target and Costco.

4- Baseball caps and other hats for women.

5- Tylenol / ibuprofen and other painkillers.

6- A bunch of good quality toothbrushes, like Oral-b or something like that.

7- Bras, though the problem is you don't know the size of the woman you are going to meet. I once brought bras to a Cubana on a return trip, but she had told me her bra size, but it turned out they were too large. They probably ended up with one of her older sisters. She has two older sisters that are bustier. In her defense, I once saw a magazine article stating that over 30% of women don't really know their bra size.

Dandyist
07-21-15, 11:43
I'm travelling to Havana from Canada soon and booked a package deal including a hotel because it was cheaper. However I am planning on staying a casa particular instead. I will fill out a tourist card with my hotel info on the way there, but what will I have to do once I have to register with the casa? My tourist card will say one thing, but I will have to fill out another? Or a visa?

Muzungufotsy
07-21-15, 14:53
You don't need to fill out any info about accommodation anymore. Problem solved.

Dandyist
07-21-15, 15:43
You don't need to fill out any info about accommodation anymore. Problem solved.Ah, I was confused because my casa owner said he had to register me with the authorities.

Mr Gogo
07-21-15, 18:58
Ah, I was confused because my casa owner said he had to register me with the authorities.Out of 8 trips to Cuba, customs in Havana has asked me only once for the name of my Casa and I showed them the card from the Casa and no problem. Airnb had an article in the Miami herald about how they were making inroads into Cuba. I did a test run with Airnb; 3 weeks ago I sent out inquiries about casas on Airnb to 8 casas and not one has replied. I was told by my current casa owner that Airnb is asking for your travel info to verify that you are authorized. Airnb is currently fighting this but it is killing their business in Cuba. Reliable people tell me American businesses are holding off on Cuba till after the next American presidential election in 2016 for fear that the republicans if elected will undo all the changes and [CodeWord140] (http://isgprohibitedwords.info?CodeWord=CodeWord140) Raul off.

My understanding is that Cuban casas don't have to register their customers with the government but they must have the customers info in case someone from the government asks for it. I had one lady pop up at my casa in Viejo Havana as me and my girl were leaving for lunch. She asked my girl for her carnet and I got pissed because I didn't know this lady. My girl calmed me down and handed her the carnet. As we were eating lunch I observed the same lady walking around checking casas.

Some casas owners are really terrified of losing their certification and don't cut any corners. Others, as they get to know you don't worry as much. As Taboc said, respect your casa. Don't be running multiple girls into the casa daily, make sure to see a females carnet in casa it's needed, don't let guests talk on the house phone for extended periods, don't make a mess and have wild parties, when you arrive have a cheap gift for the casa owner or the kids.

BeersTerry
07-22-15, 02:50
Previous to the loosening, you always had to have a casa address to show Aduana. It may have been fake, but you had to know your chit. Now, there is not even a line on the entry visa for a casa address

AS I understand it, companies like airbnb are in a tough situation. There are (American) companies providing services but they still are illegal, it is just that USA Authorities are not prosecuting at the moment. As you have suggested, that may change with a new administration.

As far as the casa owner having to register customers, my understanding is that they have something like 48 hours to register their customers. The issue may be the casa inspector and the casa owners relationship with them. And what kind of Christmas and birthday presents they had been given.

Mondo707
07-22-15, 09:32
Ah, I was confused because my casa owner said he had to register me with the authorities.On previous trips I have stayed on casas and this is my experience with documentation.

About three trips ago I stayed at a casa in Miramar, 94th and 2nd ave, a friend had recommended the place since he stayed there before.

BTW, there is not much action around there and it sucks when you need to go to La Rampa where a lot of the action is.

Pros; it was separate from the main house with its private entrance. It's also cheap $25 CUC for the 1st week and $20 CUC for the 2nd week.

He introduced me to a couple of gals which weren't much to look at but with one of them after inviting her for a drink and telling her what my tastes were introduced me to a co-worker which was super hot.

Cons; This casa was not legal, in other words the owner was not registered to do business since he had no licencia / permit. Also the owner was a peeping Tom (no kidding).

He had a set up that I discovered by accident and I had to block the view after I found him out.

The last couple of times I've been staying near the Malecon which is the area I like to stay and this last time I found a nice casa (35 CUC) on the top floor, 8th which is independent even though the owner lives in the same floor.

Both apartments have different entrances, problem here is the place is rented most of the year by Italians that work in Havana.

Now, back to documentation, the last two times the owners or the people that handles the place for them asked me for the passport and then the next day they go somewhere to register the guest staying and how long.

My understanding was that if they are doing legit business (have a license) they need to do this.

Hope this helps.

Mondo

BeersTerry
07-22-15, 14:51
Never give up your passport. The casa owner needs to record the information from your passport but does not need to have it or keep it. If he tells you that he / she does, it is bullshit.

They do need to have your entry visa to go to the immigration department to register you, though.

The issue with illegal casas is potential of theft with no real resolution for you. Yes you can report the illegal casa to the police. The illegal casa will be in trouble but the police will generally be more interested in prosecuting the illegal casa than recovering your stolen stuff.

Vedado Fun
07-24-15, 03:08
Never give up your passport. The casa owner needs to record the information from your passport but does not need to have it or keep it. If he tells you that he / she does, it is bullshit.

They do need to have your entry visa to go to the immigration department to register you, though.

The issue with illegal casas is potential of theft with no real resolution for you. Yes you can report the illegal casa to the police. The illegal casa will be in trouble but the police will generally be more interested in prosecuting the illegal casa than recovering your stolen stuff.Terry's an old Havana veteran like me and what he says is 100% correct. It is very risky to be staying in an illegal casa and it's also risky to be sneaking chicas into your casa without the owners knowing. The casa owner looking at the carnet and maybe writing the info down is for your own protection. The casa owners normally just write this is a separate book or on a scrap of paper plus they may hold on to the carnet until the chica leaves. If a chica doesn't have her carnet with her and you don't have a lot of previous experience with her it's best not to take her back to your casa. Always think with the big head. Not the little one.

Dandyist
07-24-15, 03:30
Never give up your passport. The casa owner needs to record the information from your passport but does not need to have it or keep it. If he tells you that he / she does, it is bullshit.

They do need to have your entry visa to go to the immigration department to register you, though.

The issue with illegal casas is potential of theft with no real resolution for you. Yes you can report the illegal casa to the police. The illegal casa will be in trouble but the police will generally be more interested in prosecuting the illegal casa than recovering your stolen stuff.The thing is, I booked a package deal with an airline. I am supposed to be staying in a hotel in Havana, however, I only plan on checking in there to store my bags. Then I will be heading to a casa. What should I be doing in this case as far as my tourist card goes?

Dart13
07-26-15, 22:56
I don't remember hotels in Varadero holding to the yellow entry form TBH. I'm Russian and don't need tourist card, but still have the yellow piece of paper. An entry form. It might be different for you, but I doubt it.

So after checking in to the hotel, just take your passport, entry form or tourist card and go to whatever casa you want. They'll take down your details and might take your card for a day (they need to register you), but next day you have it back. The fact you're booked on a package holiday doesn't mean you're chained to your hotel, you are free to stay wherever you want.

From what I can remember, all of the casa owners (I've only stayed in the legal casas, except one where the one I was heading to was full and the owner whom I knew well accommodated me at his cousin's or smth flat) took down the passport details. I honestly don't remember if any of them took the actual passports, I think one in Havana did.

Do not stay in illegal casas. Not worth the risk of having your stuff stolen. In legal casas, I always felt very safe.

Now that I contributed bit more to the thread, I'd appreciate if someone can give an advise on my previous question on this page. So is there LT / GFE to be had in Cuba (hopefully with not so pro girls)?

Mondo707
07-27-15, 07:45
Never give up your passport. The casa owner needs to record the information from your passport but does not need to have it or keep it. If he tells you that he / she does, it is bullshit.

They do need to have your entry visa to go to the immigration department to register you, though.

The issue with illegal casas is potential of theft with no real resolution for you. Yes you can report the illegal casa to the police. The illegal casa will be in trouble but the police will generally be more interested in prosecuting the illegal casa than recovering your stolen stuff.Hey BT,

I am with you on the illegal casas, I would not stay or recommend anyone here visiting Cuba staying in an illegal casa for the obvious reasons you stated and others.

However, one other thing, I might have not explained fully. The last two times I went both times when I checked in those houses I needed to show my passport upon meeting the owners or their reps. That's standard fare with casas or hotels. Not only in Cuba but anywhere in the world when one checks in one have to show your documents whatever applies to you.

In my case it's a passport or the special visa.

Now I am guessing you are not Cubano, I am. So, when I travel I need a special permit to go into the country. In my case instead of getting this visa which is good for a couple of years (I think) I applied for a Cuban passport which I use once it's been validated and it's good for six years.

You have this political thing going on with Cubanos residing in the USA and visiting the island, I think that's why they are super careful when any of us visit.

Now both times after arriving in the casa I showed my passport. Both times they wrote down the info and informed me they needed to take my passport itself to the an office where they register it the next morning, so being a late riser I acquiesce to letting them have it overnight, in other words I was not "forced" to give up my passport. Since both times I arrived late and wasn't going out that night and would not be interested in being waken up early in the morning just to hand them my passport.

BTW, when I woke up the next day they gave it back to me since they had already registered with such office.

Hope this clears my previous post.

Mondo

Mondo707
07-27-15, 08:23
Now that I contributed bit more to the thread, I'd appreciate if someone can give an advise on my previous question on this page. So is there LT / GFE to be had in Cuba (hopefully with not so pro girls)?Hey D13,

I'll give you my take on this issue.

First as you know there were a lot of Rusos in Cuba until the break up of the USSR in the early 90's, I never been to Rusia but I guess you probably know a Ruso or two that either lived in Cuba or mongered there, right?

From a cultural point of view if you know anybody that fits the above description asked them about their experience and I'm sure you'll get a good picture of what to expect with Cubans.

Now for the LT / GFE part, as you prob know Cuba is a poor country (standard of living) compared to most countries so Cubans have resorted to "resolver" the only way that is available to most, that is "meeting" mongers like you and me to make ends meet.

I know one guy here in California that has just what you describe (LT / GFE) now in his case this is how he goes about it.

He's in his 50's and not that good looking as to have a woman fall over him so he's set up this "arrangement" with the Cuban.

When he goes to visit, usually very other year, he spends a few weeks at a time and the chica is with him throughout his stay. And he tells me she treats him like a king. He even stays in her house sometimes with the stamp of approval of the familia.

He tells me he sends her on average $100 a month (that's US dollars) plus sometimes he ships other stuff they ask him for. Last time I visited he asked me to take a box of spark plugs for her. I did and that's how I met her. I gave her some money he had sent plus the spark plugs.

As far as the chica she's totally HOT, not a hard core puta / jinetera, probably late twenties.

So, back to your question, yes it's possible but I think realistically it'll cost you.

Another way that some Cubans go after is "marriage" I think this is a way for them to leave the poverty they find around them and once in another country try and help their folks back home.

Now with this route you run the risk like you would bringing a Filipina, Vietnamese, Thai to the States, if you go this route plan on starting over after they get their green card.

Hope some of this helps out, maybe someone here can add more on your question.

But be careful, once you taste GFE from a Cubans you won't go back to Rusia. Haha.

Mondo

BeersTerry
07-27-15, 16:26
1. How good is your Spanish?

2. How much time are you planning to spend in Cuba?

If you have a girlfriend, you will have to communicate and spend time with her, otherwise you are buying yourself an arrangement of convenience. Which is not a bad thing.


Cuba has different rules for returning Cubans. Like you have no tourist visa to show.
How did you like the anal probe from Aduana when returning ? They seem to always give returning Cubans special attention. I have witnessed it myself on too many occasions.
Same with auto parts, they usually flag those immediately and make you pay big time. I was waiting for luggage once with a diplomat once who brought a small car part and got flagged. He was mad at himself for not bringing it in through the diplomatic pouch as he forgot what a hassle it was to bring in normally.

SBeach25
07-27-15, 17:01
I'm planning a trip to havana from Aug 31 to Sept 8th. I just found out that the pope arrives I think on the 12th. I'm told that they might be cleaning house right now and there maybe slim pickings. Any one have intel on this? Suck because I have already booked flights to Cuba.

Mondo707
07-28-15, 08:58
Hey BT,

I don't know if your reply was directed at me, you didn't include a title on it. So, I'll go ahead and reply as though it's directed to me.


1. How good is your Spanish?
I am fluent in both Spanish and English

2. How much time are you planning to spend in Cuba?
If this directed to me, I usually go for a month or more.

If you have a girlfriend, you will have to communicate and spend time with her, otherwise you are buying yourself an arrangement of convenience. Which is not a bad thing.
I go for the girlfriend type of relationship. My last two trips I have hooked up with a couple of mulatas. One from la Habana and the last trip one from Baracoa.
Both of these chicas were not putas/jineteras and I've had them over at my place for extended periods. No money was involved both times and the one from Baracoa when I sent her back I paid for the bus fare (one of the tourist buses) and gave her a Casio watch for her son which was having a birthday.
Also, gave her some spending money for her trip back home (40 CUC)
Got to say we communicated for a while thru email until she got pissed off for some reason that still not clear to me.
I should say that my mongering here in the states (California) I am quite satisfied (love the Asian women) here in Socal, so when I travel to Cuba I am not looking mainly to monger with the chicas, my main goal is immersing myself in the culture and to try and meet a real "girlfriend" I have to say that is something I missed living here, specially the Timba/Salsa cubana musica.
Music is something that I enjoy when I go since sometimes here in Cali is not often that bands from Cuba stop by..I don't know about rules for Cubanos living in other countries other than the USA, but like I mentioned on my former post coming from here they required us cubanos for either a special visa or a Cuban passport. This is something that if you are not Cuban are not required to go thru.

As far as FIA I never had to go thru that, sorry if you have been thru that experience. For those who enjoy the FIA, here in Socal we have a specialist that goes by "Walnut Saver" I you live in the Socal area and want to meet her just google "Walnut Saver" for her info.

I usually fly in from Cancun and it's my understanding that being Cuban and flying in from Miami the aduana makes it harder for you.

I've been going there since 1976, I think they pretty much have a historical on me. My luggage (including the spark plugs I took) hasn't been searched on my last 10 trips, it's search the 1st couple of trips back in the late 70's.

The only anomaly that I have encountered was a custom female agent asked me for a "tip" straight up, I just kept moving and ignored her.

Mondo

BeersTerry
07-30-15, 02:09
Hey Mondo, sorry I was not clear. The second part was, the first part was not.

Mondo707
07-30-15, 08:06
Hey Mondo, sorry I was not clear. The second part was, the first part was not.Hey BT,

No problema amigo, maybe next time I visit Cuba if you are there we can have a couple of Cristals or Bucaneros and pick up a couple of hot Cubanas also, LOL.

Mondo

BrasilSoccer0
11-02-15, 05:00
Gents,

What's actual exchange rate for EURO and USD in CADECAS and in the street?

Last I exchanged I got 97-99 cuc per 100 USD in the provinces.

Gracias amigos.

Mr Gogo
11-02-15, 06:03
Gents,

What's actual exchange rate for EURO and USD in CADECAS and in the street?

Last I exchanged I got 97-99 cuc per 100 USD in the provinces.

Gracias amigos.Stick to the provinces bro if you get that rate. The best I do is 95-1 and I hear some guys are getting 1-1 but I haven't done that. Crisp new American 100 notes are in demand but work your way up the ladder.

Mr Gogo
11-02-15, 06:21
Gents,

What's actual exchange rate for EURO and USD in CADECAS and in the street?

Last I exchanged I got 97-99 cuc per 100 USD in the provinces.

Gracias amigos.Stick to the provinces bro if you get that rate. The best I do is 95-1 and I hear some guys are getting 1-1 but I haven't done that. Crisp new American 100 notes are in demand but work your way up the ladder.

BrasilSoccer0
11-04-15, 03:19
Thanks,

Does anyone know about the Euro exchange in the cadecas? I got a french friend planing his first trip ever to Cuba.


Stick to the provinces bro if you get that rate. The best I do is 95-1 and I hear some guys are getting 1-1 but I haven't done that. Crisp new American 100 notes are in demand but work your way up the ladder.

Mondo707
11-04-15, 04:47
Hey Fellow mongers.

Below is an article About Sprint's new deal on phone service with the Cuban goverment.


Sprint signs wireless roaming agreement with Cuba carrier.

Move follows similar step from Verizon; Sprint's pricing and availability weren't disclosed.

Matt Hamblen By Matt Hamblen FOLLOW.

Computerworld.

Nov 2, 2015 12:41 PM PT.

RELATED TOPICS.

Wireless Carriers Mobile & Wireless Sprint.

COMMENTS.

Sprint announced Monday that it signed a wireless roaming agreement with the Telecommunications Company of Cuba, known as ETECSA, to take advantage of future business from USA Travelers to that nation.

Sprint said it is the first USA Wireless carrier to sign a direct agreement with ETECSA, although Verizon Wireless launched roaming services in Cuba in September. The difference is that Verizon's roaming is achieved by piggybacking on to Vodafone's roaming agreement with ETECSA, while Spring struck a deal with ETECSA directly, a Sprint spokeswoman said.

These roaming deals should allow customers of Verizon and Sprint to easily make wireless connections when in Cuba.

Details of the cost and availability of Sprint's roaming capability were not announced. Verizon is charging $2. 99 a minute for voice and $2. 05 per megabyte for data over a 2 G network in Cuba. Other carriers are expected to follow suit.

The USA Restored diplomatic relations with the communist country on July 20, re-establishing ties that had been severed since 1961 as a result of the Cold War. The future of general USA Commerce with Cuba is still somewhat unclear: A partial trade embargo is still in place, but President Obama wants to see it lifted.

However, telecommunications and Internet-based services are not subject to that embargo. On Sept. 18, the USA Government announced that USA Businesses could set up shop and joint ventures in Cuba for telecommunications and Internet-based services, as part of recent initiatives to liberalize trade.

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure announced the deal at a signing ceremony in Havana as part of the USA -Cuba Business Council delegation. In addition to the direct roaming agreement, Sprint had already forged an interconnection agreement with ETECSA.

Claure, who was born in Bolivia, speaks Spanish and has talked several times about business opportunities for Sprint in Latin America. In August, Sprint launched Sprint Open World, which offers Sprint customers free unlimited calling and text when they travel in Canada, Mexico and most countries in Latin America.

T-Mobile had beaten Sprint to the punch in July, offering calls, text and data at no extra charge for its USA -based Simple Choice customers when they travel to Mexico and Canada or make wireless connections to those countries.

All USA Wireless carriers are interested in offering services in Latin America, including Cuba, to increase revenues, said Roger Entner, an analyst at Recon Analytics. However, he called Sprint's roaming announcement "a symbolic gesture more than anything else" because it's likely that very few Americans using Sprint services are traveling there so far.

Cuba's government has reported that about 1 million Americans visited Cuba in the past year and projects that 10 million Americans will visit annually as travel restrictions are loosened. In all, Cuba gets 3 million foreign visitors a year, mostly from Canada and Western Europe.

El Grande
11-06-15, 11:16
There's a new WIFI service in place now called Nauta. Works with cards similar to phonecards. For 2 CUC you have about an hour access to WIFI. People have to go to a WIFI spot to use it though. But however videocalling to or from Cuba for 2 CUC an hour is worth it.

Skype doesn't work but IMO works quite well.

And if you want to avoid the lines you can load your account online once you signed up and have your NAUTA-email:

https://www.recargasacuba.com

Cheers,

El.

El Grande
11-13-15, 09:47
There's a new WIFI service in place now called Nauta. Works with cards similar to phonecards. For 2 CUC you have about an hour access to WIFI. People have to go to a WIFI spot to use it though. But however videocalling to or from Cuba for 2 CUC an hour is worth it.

Skype doesn't work but IMO works quite well.

And if you want to avoid the lines you can load your account online once you signed up and have your NAUTA-email:

https://www.recargasacuba.com

Cheers,

El.Oficial info:

http://www.etecsa.cu/?page=internet_conectividad&sub=internet

Mondo707
11-20-15, 02:57
Hey fellow mongers.

Just read the enclosed article about debit card approval in Cuba for people from the USA.

Articles follows below.


Mondo.

You Can Now Use a Debit Card in Cuba Thanks to South Florida-Based Stonegate Bank.

MIami New Times. Nov 19.

By Tim Elfrink.

It wasn't all that long ago that dropping any cash at a Havana hotel or restaurant was about as realistic for American travelers as finding a cheap drink on Ocean Drive. So it's remarkable that beginning today, USA Residents will be able to use a debit card at about 10,000 locations in Cuba.

The news from MasterCard and South Florida-based Stonegate Bank is the latest chip in the already fast-thawing freeze between Cuban businesses and American banks.

"This should this relieve the burden a little on business travelers and any American travelers in Cuba," Dave Seleski, president and CEO of Stonegate Bank, tells New Times.

Of course, the move doesn't mean a free-for-all, easy access to debit services for most American travelers. The debit plan works only for those with a Mastercard issued through Stonegate, which is a small Pompano Beach-based company. And for now, ATMs across the country will allow cards to work only on credit, though Seleski says the government is working on that and should have debit services available by 2016.

But the move is still a significant step toward normalized relations between America and the Castro regime. The plan was set in motion earlier this year when Stonegate became the first USA Bank to sign a corresponding banking agreement with Cuba, allowing Stonegate to become the official financial backer of the new USA Embassy in Havana.

Seleski spent the summer working with MasterCard which unlocked its cards for American travelers in Cuba this past in March and the Cuban government to set up a debit card process.

"The Cuban government has actually been very easy to deal with," Seleski says. "The relationship has been so dysfunctional for so many years, it's actually been really fun to be part of the process making it work more smoothly again. ".

The vast majority of Cuba's 10,000 or so debit card processors are at hotels and restaurants, Seleski says, but access should expand as more American travelers take advantage of the change.

"We hope a lot more banks will follow suit and follow our lead," Seleski says.

Despite continued political opposition to reopening ties with Cuba notably from Miami political leaders such as Sen. Marco Rubio Seleski says his bank faced minimal blowback over their cooperation with the Castro regime.

"There's been very little pushback," he says. "Things have changed rapidly in our relationship with Cuba this year. ".

BeersTerry
11-28-15, 02:47
Debit / Credit card use in 10,000 locations in Cuba? I find that hard to believe. I don't believe there are that many places for those of us not directly impeded by the blockade. In fact, a friend who just returned from Cuba said he had problems with U.S. Dollars. Has Congress approved legislation allowing American institutions to conduct business in Cuba ?

Sean EZ
12-20-15, 22:52
Any recent experiences from Americans traveling to Havana on Cubana from Cancun? Interested in if Cubana airline will issue one or can get at the airport the tourist card.

Also now that Cuba stamps US passports do you declare Cuba on immigration form upon re-entering USA or hope they won't catch the stamp? Any recent experiences with this?

Thanks.

Combo
12-21-15, 03:30
Any recent experiences from Americans traveling to Havana on Cubana from Cancun? Interested in if Cubana airline will issue one or can get at the airport the tourist card.

Also now that Cuba stamps US passports do you declare Cuba on immigration form upon re-entering USA or hope they won't catch the stamp? Any recent experiences with this?

Thanks.You'll have to buy a tourist card at the airport in Cancun.

I would declare Cuba on the immigration form. Going to Cuba isn't a problem. Lying to an agent is.

I was there a few weeks ago. I flew on Copa airlines through Panama and the Copa agents asked me for my signed affidavit stating that I met one of the 12 categories for permitted travel. I was there for a week-long music festival (fits into "public performance, clinic or workshop" Of course I did other things while in Cuba which technically isn't allowed.

I doubt Cubana will ask you for the affidavit, but it might be a good idea to fill one out anyway in case the USA Immigration people ask for it. Just pick one of the 12 categories which could plausibly apply to your trip.

The fact of the matter is the agents don't care. They haven't cared for at least a decade and they care less now than ever.

Mr Gogo
12-21-15, 03:59
You'll have to buy a tourist card at the airport in Cancun.

I would declare Cuba on the immigration form. Going to Cuba isn't a problem. Lying to an agent is.

I was there a few weeks ago. I flew on Copa airlines through Panama and the Copa agents asked me for my signed affidavit stating that I met one of the 12 categories for permitted travel. I was there for a week-long music festival (fits into "public performance, clinic or workshop" Of course I did other things while in Cuba which technically isn't allowed.

I doubt Cubana will ask you for the affidavit, but it might be a good idea to fill one out anyway in case the USA Immigration people ask for it. Just pick one of the 12 categories which could plausibly apply to your trip.

The fact of the matter is the agents don't care. They haven't cared for at least a decade and they care less now than ever.I'm confused brother. I have traveled both legally and illegally to Cuba so I know the routine well. Are you saying the agents in Panama asked for an affidavit? Never heard of a non USA country asking you for an affidavit. If you are saying the agents in the USA Asked for an affidavit, that's understandable but they also want an itinerary and receipts of your visit if customs in the USA Asks when returning. Were you part of a sponsored group? If you were part of a sponsored tour you pre-pay from the tourist agency in the USA For the Visa card.

If you aren't sponsored and paid Copa airlines for those over-priced tickets that run you 2 hours extra each way through Panama before reaching Havana; you need to PM me so I can give you the hookup on how to fly quicker and cheaper to Havana bro. Copa wanted 860 usd to fly to Havana but I go another way and pay half that.

Sean EZ
12-21-15, 10:35
You'll have to buy a tourist card at the airport in Cancun.

I would declare Cuba on the immigration form. Going to Cuba isn't a problem. Lying to an agent is.

I was there a few weeks ago. I flew on Copa airlines through Panama and the Copa agents asked me for my signed affidavit stating that I met one of the 12 categories for permitted travel. I was there for a week-long music festival (fits into "public performance, clinic or workshop" Of course I did other things while in Cuba which technically isn't allowed.

I doubt Cubana will ask you for the affidavit, but it might be a good idea to fill one out anyway in case the USA Immigration people ask for it. Just pick one of the 12 categories which could plausibly apply to your trip.

The fact of the matter is the agents don't care. They haven't cared for at least a decade and they care less now than ever.Awesome, thanks a lot Combo.

Combo
12-21-15, 22:21
I'm confused brother. I have traveled both legally and illegally to Cuba so I know the routine well. Are you saying the agents in Panama asked for an affidavit? Never heard of a non USA country asking you for an affidavit. If you are saying the agents in the USA Asked for an affidavit, that's understandable but they also want an itinerary and receipts of your visit if customs in the USA Asks when returning. Were you part of a sponsored group? If you were part of a sponsored tour you pre-pay from the tourist agency in the USA For the Visa card.

If you aren't sponsored and paid Copa airlines for those over-priced tickets that run you 2 hours extra each way through Panama before reaching Havana; you need to PM me so I can give you the hookup on how to fly quicker and cheaper to Havana bro. Copa wanted 860 usd to fly to Havana but I go another way and pay half that.The Copa agents asked for the affidavit at the gate both in the US and again in Panama. However, they didn't even look at it. Just a formality that, I believe, the US Government asks of them. They did not ask for an itinerary (or receipts upon return). Again, the affidavit is purely a formality. But if you book on Copa's website, they explicitly warn you to bring it. No this was not an overpriced sponsored trip.

Flying through Panama worked well for me since I was traveling to Colombia directly following my Cuba visit. CHI-HAV-MDE-CHI for $820 was a pretty good deal. If I hadn't been visiting Colombia afterward, I likely wouldn't have flown through Panama.

Like you, I've flown to Cuba both legally (sort of) and illegally. Previously through Bahamas, Canada, and Mexico. If you know of a quicker, cheaper way to Havana, please let me know!

Taboc
12-21-15, 23:35
Mr G, I had similar experience. Copa and Aeromexico agents asked for the form to be filled in, it asked the reason for travel (family visit), and other details like name, passport number etc. The Copa agents gave me the form, Aeromexico did not have forms at the gates, and they said I can only get them at the checkin gate. I did not have time to go out and get the form, so they gave me a paper and asked me to write on it as a form.

However Aeroflot did not ask for any form while flying into Havana.

Combo
12-22-15, 01:57
Mr G, I had similar experience. Copa and Aeromexico agents asked for the form to be filled in, it asked the reason for travel (family visit), and other details like name, passport number etc. The Copa agents gave me the form, Aeromexico did not have forms at the gates, and they said I can only get them at the checkin gate. I did not have time to go out and get the form, so they gave me a paper and asked me to write on it as a form.

However Aeroflot did not ask for any form while flying into Havana.Yes, based on my single experience since the new regulations, this seems to be what the USA Is asking foreign airlines to do (except probably Cubana).

But it's purely a formality. They just want you to give them something before getting on the plane. They aren't going to question you about it and they probably won't do more than glance at it to see than you signed it.

Mr Gogo
12-22-15, 17:03
Yes, based on my single experience since the new regulations, this seems to be what the USA Is asking foreign airlines to do (except probably Cubana).

But it's purely a formality. They just want you to give them something before getting on the plane. They aren't going to question you about it and they probably won't do more than glance at it to see than you signed it.Very good info. Here's what happened when I tried to go legally solo. Leaving was smooth just sign the affidavit and keep receipts and itinerary. Once in Cuba I was pulled and made to wait for two hours before I was allowed in. Everyone on the charter was group related so me being solo must have raised a flag. Upon arrival back in Miami I had receipts from restaurants and a fake itinerary on my phone. They asked for my invitation letter, damn. I tried to steer her back to my itinerary but she wanted my invitation letter. I said it must be at my home with other papers. She looked over her glasses and said "Mr Gogo you can't be going to Cuba alone and do your thing, next time do it right". She said she was going to make notes on her computer but I noticed she never pressed the keys but faked it. After that I was cleared.

With the commercial airlines now authorized to book tickets to Cuba I guess they are just playing games to make it look like they are checking.

Guillermo
12-23-15, 06:28
However Aeroflot did not ask for any form while flying into Havana.

And that's because you were flying from... Moscow?

Taboc
12-28-15, 21:57
Big party in Remedios, originally started for Christmas, still continues for whatever reason. I was in Santa Clara before Christmas, and my chica said she is going to Remedios with her friends from university for dance practise for the event. I tagged along with her and another amiga, her novio and son. We were to take the bus, and the bus station at SC was full of touts offering shared ride to Remedios. So we reached really early and had trouble finding the practise spot, for a small city like that I would have thought every knows where it would take place. Finally we reached there, and it was fun, my amigas novio got me cigars and rum and we sat in a shade and watched them. They were talking mostly than doing anything. I liked one of the negras in the mix, going to shrink school in the university, and ended up staying in her place and all others returned back to SC. We spent sometime humping and then walked around the city, and sat on a bench and spoke a lot. Some of these girls are so intelligent and hardworking, I am hoping they will have good future. We woke up late, went to the playa at Caibarien as she was scared of coming with me to Santa Maria. The playa is nothing compared to what we can find across the cayos, having a negra with brains and bums in the water meant a lot. Got introduced to her extended family, my gang came from SC and we all went to the carnival in the evening. Everyone was dressed well, most chicas were with family and novios though. The event was hyped a lot, perhaps for cuban standards it was a good event. I stayed back with her, and left for SC in the morning.

I only took 50 cuc with me when I left SC, with transportation, cerveza, nice lobster lunch, I was left with nothing to give her. She did not ask me anything, I told her that I will leave something for her with my SC amiga, she just smiled and gave me a warm hug and the sound of bye with cuban accent made me humble. I think for every scambag that I came across from taxi drivers to obnoxious and self righteous casa owners (ton of them in SC), there is also ton of good souls.

If you are good, dress decent, talk spanish at least a bit, above all respect the chicas, I am positive the experience will be something you can remember for long. Save every peso from the scambags and give double / triple of that to good people, they need it even if they don't ask for it.

Bart1
12-29-15, 01:56
And that's because you were flying from... Moscow?Other than hot flaquitas I luv people with a good sense of humor!

Mondo707
02-03-16, 03:40
Hey fellow mongers,

Just posting the info about this festival at the end of February in case some of you guys are interested in this type of event.

I will be arriving on the 23rd and hope to make all 4 days of such fest.

The best popular bands in Cuba bar none, every day 3 different bands.

If anybody will be around for the fest hit me up so we can have a Cristal or Bucanero and go after some Cubanitas.

For more information, there is a Facebook Page: Carnaval De La Salsa En Cuba.

Mondo.

Combo
02-05-16, 05:52
Hey fellow mongers,

Just posting the info about this festival at the end of February in case some of you guys are interested in this type of event.

I will be arriving on the 23rd and hope to make all 4 days of such fest.

The best popular bands in Cuba bar none, every day 3 different bands.

If anybody will be around for the fest hit me up so we can have a Cristal or Bucanero and go after some Cubanitas.

For more information, there is a Facebook Page: Carnaval De La Salsa En Cuba.

Mondo.Thanks for this. I went to Baila en Cuba end of Nov and we had top Timba bands every night. Alexander Abreu, Maykel Blanco, Van Van, Charanga Habaner, etc. Fantastic time.

Jooks
02-05-16, 20:33
I'm just beginning to research travel to Cuba. Hopefully, someone can give me advice. I imagine my questions have been answered somewhere in the forum but it's so difficult weeding through all the posts. I gave up after 20 minutes. Please forgive any repetition.

I am a US citizen located in the NYC area and will be traveling alone. I'm not entirely clear about the visa process and whether I'm better off flying to Cuba from another country, assuming it's legal. Or should I go through an agency to get a visa? If so, please recommend an agency.

I'm a 60+ guy who likes adventure, beach in addition to a little mongering. My primary motivation is to see Cuba before it gets too commercialized. I'm not one for pre-planned tours but would like to plan a basic itinerary for 10 days.

Thanks for any thoughts.

Tank Not Mt
02-06-16, 00:03
I'm just beginning to research travel to Cuba. Hopefully, someone can give me advice. I imagine my questions have been answered somewhere in the forum but it's so difficult weeding through all the posts. I gave up after 20 minutes. Please forgive any repetition.

I am a US citizen located in the NYC area and will be traveling alone. I'm not entirely clear about the visa process and whether I'm better off flying to Cuba from another country, assuming it's legal. Or should I go through an agency to get a visa? If so, please recommend an agency.

I'm a 60+ guy who likes adventure, beach in addition to a little mongering. My primary motivation is to see Cuba before it gets too commercialized. I'm not one for pre-planned tours but would like to plan a basic itinerary for 10 days.

Thanks for any thoughts.First of all let me say that Cuba is a country with amazing people and culture; its like going back to the early 60's. It has everything you're looking for and more. I've had the pleasure of travelling there from Toronto for the past 14 years; maybe 40 times. I go about 3 times a year now and am about your age. I love it. I have had US friends come to Havana over the years through Toronto via Varadaro (about a 2 hour drive up the coast). Its relatively cheap--about $500 Cdn, return, through say WestJet Air or Sunwing Air. In the past Cuban customs never stamped Passports, only a paper Visa documents, which they keep. PM me and I will give you my go-to taxi driver friend who can help you plan your trip and drive you around; also get you a nice Casa to stay at. Also, its worth spending the time to read the posts; lots of good info there. Good Luck and enjoy.

Kalifornication
02-12-16, 00:30
I'm just beginning to research travel to Cuba. Hopefully, someone can give me advice. I imagine my questions have been answered somewhere in the forum but it's so difficult weeding through all the posts. I gave up after 20 minutes. Please forgive any repetition.

I am a US citizen located in the NYC area and will be traveling alone. I'm not entirely clear about the visa process and whether I'm better off flying to Cuba from another country, assuming it's legal. Or should I go through an agency to get a visa? If so, please recommend an agency.

I'm a 60+ guy who likes adventure, beach in addition to a little mongering. My primary motivation is to see Cuba before it gets too commercialized. I'm not one for pre-planned tours but would like to plan a basic itinerary for 10 days.

Thanks for any thoughts.Give me a PM. I am also from your area and travel upwards of once per month. Been to Cuba more than 100 times.

Enogoing
02-17-16, 07:01
I'm just beginning to research travel to Cuba. Hopefully, someone can give me advice. I imagine my questions have been answered somewhere in the forum but it's so difficult weeding through all the posts. I gave up after 20 minutes. Please forgive any repetition.

I am a US citizen located in the NYC area and will be traveling alone. I'm not entirely clear about the visa process and whether I'm better off flying to Cuba from another country, assuming it's legal. Or should I go through an agency to get a visa? If so, please recommend an agency.

I'm a 60+ guy who likes adventure, beach in addition to a little mongering. My primary motivation is to see Cuba before it gets too commercialized. I'm not one for pre-planned tours but would like to plan a basic itinerary for 10 days.

Thanks for any thoughts.Hi,

I'm in the same boat. Thinking about visiting Cuba and finding a nice comfortable casa to live in. How much do those Casa cost? I'm coming from Thailand but I'm an American.

The Tall Man
02-17-16, 18:28
Hi,

I'm in the same boat. Thinking about visiting Cuba and finding a nice comfortable casa to live in. How much do those Casa cost? I'm coming from Thailand but I'm an American.I am certainly not an authority on Cuba life but after spending 2 weeks in Cuba last August I don't think I could take the heat and humidity. Yes casa prices are cheap, the people are great (outside of Havana mind you) and the girls are aplenty but with the heat and constant police presence hassling the girls I will look elsewhere. Please let us know what you end up doing and your experiences.

The Tall Man.

Mondo707
02-18-16, 08:58
Hi,

I'm in the same boat. Thinking about visiting Cuba and finding a nice comfortable casa to live in. How much do those Casa cost? I'm coming from Thailand but I'm an American.Hey Enogoing,

For your info, a casa cost anywhere from 25 to you name it. This all depend the area of Habana you are in (neighborhood) Also, you could rent a private room for less but then you have to deal with the owner / landlord (co-habituating) and whatever that might bring with it, good or bad.

Just to give you an idea, I will be arriving next week (24th) and will be staying in the Vedado area, a couple of blocks from the famous Hotel Nacional, this is a primo location and can walk to a lot of "action" from my place. AWESOME view of Habana bay, El Morro castle and the Malecon (boardwalk).

I'm renting a whole one bedroom apartment and this place would go for 40 CUC (money used by tourists) I will be paying 35 CUC since I've stayed there before plus I stay for 4 weeks this time.

If you are coming from Thailand I don't think the heat would bother you although I'd stay away from the summer months July through October since the humidity is quite high and coming from a dry area in Socal this bothers me. Also, this is prime time for hurricanes and though it's quite an experience to live through a hurricane I'd rather don't deal with these, although the last couple of years there haven't been any major ones, go figure!

Hope this helps and BTW, if you plan being there during March HMU and we can chase some Cubana tail.

Mondo

P.S. You can also go to revolico.com and there you'll find rentals for both Cubanos and tourists and you can browse to get an idea of prices.

TigeDeJade
02-21-16, 18:38
I spent one month in Cuba in January, with fruitful infos from this site.

Now I bring my contribution.

Arrival at Habana airport.

It was 1st January.

Very efficient luggage delivery and customs. But 40 mn outside the terminal to wait for changing money into convertible pesos.

And that very day ETECSA office (telecom was closed).

However, contrarily what I read here, I had no problem to buy a local SIM card with my passport at ETECSA office in town -which was opened on Saturday morning (notwithstanding 2 Jan being holiday).

Of course there was a queue (I have been accustomed later to Cuban queue! Which is more similar to a herd of clients. And you have to ask who was the latest!

As I stayed one month the efficient girl told me to pay 40 CUC without additional daily costs and she said it would be more profitable to me, and "perpetual number" (So it is no more 30 CUC, but rule of daily fee seems abolished (I added 10 CUC credit.

Coming from Europe I had bad souvenir of compatibility systems in Argentina (where I had been obliged to buy a local mobile; because of problems of different MegaHertz (No problem in Cuba with European mobiles.

Taxi previously booked (30 CUC).

Then casa well located in Vedado.

There again another practical info not provided by Lonely Planet which shows the two kind of plugs without any comment!

In Europe buy little light adaptor (s) to put at extremity of our plugs (0,60 EUR each).

For Europeans: Cuba is a country were fooding and drinking are bad! With some exceptions (local lobster without sauce).

They usually accommodate dishes with a kind of red sauce, which is inducing more or less belly problems.

What they call "bistec" is a thin slice of chicken, same taste if beef, or veal!

I have never seen a true thigh of chicken or simple roasted chicken in one month stay!

When I say drink is bad: I am not talking of beer or rum (I do not drink alcohol). All their local soft drinks ("refresco") have a strong chemical taste. The lemon one was the most aceptable.

But if you find everywhere bottles of water, quite nowhere water with gas. Importados Coca Cola is found only in certain places for international tourists.

I spent only 5 days in Habana (on the way in and the way out).

I discovered a restaurant managed by a Belgian (Why. Because he told me he was an authentic Marxist leninist, former journalist of granma, with whom I had interesting talks), friend of Camilo Guevara (son of the Che).

So I recommend that place in Vedado. And especially "Raviolis of lobster and camarons" (13 CUC) : Cuba PASSION (near Habana University).

Calle L #502 e 27 why Ave Universidad; Vedado.

Of course Habana is worthwhile for its architecture, its museums. I would not say so for the local people, because as there are so many tourists a will to cheat them is highly developed. Reason for which I much more enjoyed la provincia.

As far as girls are concerned, I am not a good judge, because my experience too limited.

For my second night, I sat by 10 pm on the Malecon. It did not take more than 1 mn a girl came to me. 20 years old perfect shape. I said 30 CUC, she said 40 CUC, I agreed. We walked to my apartment with "la distancia". She started to ask for the money. As I was tired I said OK (mistake. It would have been better she left!

She went to shower and came back. She had a real perfect body: superb Greek statue tits; wonderful skin and shape. But when I wanted to kiss her tits she said NO: prohibited. Then wanting to kiss her well shaved pussy: NO prohibited.

She completely demobilized me. As I was still tired, I preferred to get her out! This story of a girl refusing to have me kissing her tits and pussy never happened to me in my monger life. So bad mark for Habana! If we have to negotiate such details before!

I never had such problems in la province! So enjoy more province than Habana!

Mondo707
02-22-16, 09:16
Hey TJD,

First off let me thank you for posting your experiences in Cuba.

I too will be spending a whole month starting this coming week in La Habana.

A couple of observations on your post.

1st, In La Habana as a general rule the girls tend to be a lot more hardcore than in las provincias as you say and found out.

2nd, I would shy away from paying before the FUN. If a girl ask for MUF I would pass as most of these gals are hardcore Jineteras that usually have a chulo and are jaded so top service is not in their repertoire.

3rd, As far as food goes you will not find gourmet food unless you get a recommend from someone who knows the ins spots and they tend to be expensive.

4th, Usually unless you've been there a few times to learn the ropes, you have a learning curve, and this happens everywhere unless you have an experience monger to guide you.

Again thanks for posting.

Mondo

Bart1
02-22-16, 16:53
Hey TJD,

First off let me thank you for posting your experiences in Cuba.

I too will be spending a whole month starting this coming week in La Habana.

A couple of observations on your post.

1st, In La Habana as a general rule the girls tend to be a lot more hardcore than in las provincias as you say and found out.

2nd, I would shy away from paying before the FUN. If a girl ask for MUF I would pass as most of these gals are hardcore Jineteras that usually have a chulo and are jaded so top service is not in their repertoire.

3rd, As far as food goes you will not find gourmet food unless you get a recommend from someone who knows the ins spots and they tend to be expensive.

4th, Usually unless you've been there a few times to learn the ropes, you have a learning curve, and this happens everywhere unless you have an experience monger to guide you.

Again thanks for posting.

MondoOn my last trip to Havana in May, on 2 occasions, money was asked upfront, once on the street and once in my casa, in my casa particular I offered 1/2 now, balance later and she refused, I ended both encounters. I asked my casa owner, who I have have known for 3 trips to Cuba and who has chicas come to his casa to meet me, what was up with the plata first, he said there has been one nationality known for not paying the chicas, I won't name the country but it borders on the Mediterranean, all this happened in el centro havana. No I won't give out the name of the casa because I stayed in at least 15 in havana to find the perfect one for me.

Mr Gogo
02-22-16, 20:43
On my last trip to Havana in May, on 2 occasions, money was asked upfront, once on the street and once in my casa, in my casa particular I offered 1/2 now, balance later and she refused, I ended both encounters. I asked my casa owner, who I have have known for 3 trips to Cuba and who has chicas come to his casa to meet me, what was up with the plata first, he said there has been one nationality known for not paying the chicas, I won't name the country but it borders on the Mediterranean, all this happened in el centro havana. No I won't give out the name of the casa because I stayed in at least 15 in havana to find the perfect one for me.I heard that same group was screwing the girls and not paying them in the 2000's, but haven't heard about it happening recently. If a girl asks for money in advance, I end the deal. If you give them the cash up front you lose all the leverage and put yourself at her mercy. She can then say "CBJ or only one position " and you have to play her game because you are already invested. It also shows she's hardened to the game and just wants a quick hit, she doesn't trust you but wants you to trust her. Never pay in advance.

Mondo707
02-23-16, 08:37
I heard that same group was screwing the girls and not paying them in the 2000's, but haven't heard about it happening recently. If a girl asks for money in advance, I end the deal. If you give them the cash up front you lose all the leverage and put yourself at her mercy. She can then say "CBJ or only one position " and you have to play her game because you are already invested. It also shows she's hardened to the game and just wants a quick hit, she doesn't trust you but wants you to trust her. Never pay in advance.Hey mongers,

I agree wholeheartedly with this post, once you give it up (MUF) then you are at her mercy and BTW, most of the ones you / me want to be with will not ask for it before the fun is over.

Mondo

Goldman007
03-16-16, 23:19
Cuba is done, it is not the same guys. Everyone is on the internet wagon. Everyone has a tablet and connected to wifi, which are available in all major cities central, for $2 for 1 hour. Girls as young as 16 are on Facebook, they now try to hook up with Cuban boyfriends in USA. A lot of them now have financial support from their American Cuba families, the laws are getting easier. Almost, 95% of the Cuban population now has a cellphone in their hands. The bigger the screen the better. Girls want tablets, cellphones, clothing brands they see on the internet. No more fooling them with cheap stuff. Fashion is out control in Cuba, they dress nicer then models in North America. It is booming. Cuba has large amount of money coming in. Transparent, but it there, trust me.

My last month trip, I was there for one month. Rented a car for 20 days. Traveled all over, same story everywhere. The prices for girls in Night Clubs in Camaguey, Holguand, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Matanzas have gone up by 200%. These cities, I use to get girls for $20 - $30 for one night, now, they prefer only few hours, and want $40 to $60. Top 5 girls in the club will cost you $80 - $100.

Smaller cities like Florida, Morand, and Sancti Spritus, have nearly no girls to pick up by tourist. The girls are usually picked up by Cuban Americans traveling, they prefer larger group of woman's, and have rented cars, plus they have better spending budget then you.

The only girls a tourist, like you and I, will pick up are working girls. They are usually there every single day, working only the tourist. Even some Cubans do not prefer them. Finding a normal girl in Cuba is over. Forget. Forget it.

I speak good Spanish, I talked to a lot of the locals. We use to laugh at tourist, because now, the Cubans have lost respect for tourists. The Cuban Americans have more money than us. They help the Cubans, the flight for the Cubans as well.

Also, Cuba is not cheap anymore to live. Good Bye Cuba. It was such a great country that I felt in love with. I still miss it. But it is too modern and expensive now. If you guys know another country similar to old Cuba, let me know please. I will be traveling next month.

Mr Gogo
03-17-16, 00:50
Great informative report Sir. I'm in Havana in two and thanks to your report I guess it my be my farewell visit to Cuba. I read last week that tourism officials in the Dominican Republic are considering lowering the airport taxes to remain competitive with Cuba starting commercial flights. Now we also see from Goldmans report that the Miami cousins have already gotten a jump on the place and spoiled the girls. I guess the Cuban effect will send shivers through the Caribbean.

Thanks for your report.

Coco Des Iles
03-17-16, 01:41
Cuba is done, it is not the same guys. Everyone is on the internet wagon. Everyone has a tablet and connected to wifi, which are available in all major cities central, for $2 for 1 hour. Girls as young as 16 are on Facebook, they now try to hook up with Cuban boyfriends in USA. A lot of them now have financial support from their American Cuba families, the laws are getting easier. Almost, 95% of the Cuban population now has a cellphone in their hands. The bigger the screen the better. Girls want tablets, cellphones, clothing brands they see on the internet. No more fooling them with cheap stuff. Fashion is out control in Cuba, they dress nicer then models in North America. It is booming. Cuba has large amount of money coming in. Transparent, but it there, trust me.

My last month trip, I was there for one month. Rented a car for 20 days. Traveled all over, same story everywhere. The prices for girls in Night Clubs in Camaguey, Holguand, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Matanzas have gone up by 200%. These cities, I use to get girls for $20 - $30 for one night, now, they prefer only few hours, and want $40 to $60. Top 5 girls in the club will cost you $80 - $100..I see a lot of exageration in that thread, 'good old days' go by anywhere in the world, why should it be different with Cuba? Nevertheless the worst is still to come for nostalgic bargain hunters. As far as I am concerned I welcome the social and economic improvements in Cuba. Hobbying will never be more expensive than back home, but the quality, the diversity, the sweet atmosphere and the climate will never go down. So Cuba is still and will be forever a nice country that we will have to respect a little bit more.

Mr Gogo
03-17-16, 07:28
I see a lot of exageration in that thread, 'good old days' go by anywhere in the world, why should it be different with Cuba? Nevertheless the worst is still to come for nostalgic bargain hunters. As far as I am concerned I welcome the social and economic improvements in Cuba. Hobbying will never be more expensive than back home, but the quality, the diversity, the sweet atmosphere and the climate will never go down. So Cuba is still and will be forever a nice country that we will have to respect a little bit more.From a political standpoint maybe we welcome the changes as long as the money trickles down to the locals and not stays at the top. From a mongering standpoint the innocence we once had could possibly be forever lost. Personally I think his report is one of the best I've ever seen because I thought he explained himself well for someone who spent a month there and ventured to several locations. Not to mention he speaks Spanish and was connected. Your post to me came off as someone who is willing to overpay for respect. I agree with you that Cuba has more to offer besides sex, but competing with the Miami cousins who know the culture and language and have money puts us on the bench waiting for mop-up minutes.

Combo
03-18-16, 00:10
The "good old days" in Cuba were gone about 15 years ago. When I first went in the 90's, no Cuban had internet (it was illegal). Girls were virtually begging male tourists to spend time with them. Things starting going downhill with the crackdowns on the girls in 2000. Then a few years later, the government finally relented and allowed their citizens to have internet access. In recent years, more and more US tourists have arrived which frequently spoils a mongering destination. It's been one thing after another that has gradually worsened the scene over the last 15 years.

I still go back because I have intense interest in Afro-Cuban music and dance, but as a pure mongering destination, there are many better places.

Coco Des Iles
03-18-16, 05:04
The "good old days" in Cuba were gone about 15 years ago. When I first went in the 90's, no Cuban had internet (it was illegal). Girls were virtually begging male tourists to spend time with them.As far as I am concerned, I would feel bad if my happiness had to depend on other's deprivation. I was back in Cuba last month and I had brought a cell phone I used as a present to a nice educated 25 years Jinetera. She never had a cell phone before. Now she is all over Facebook and sending emails worldwide'. And I am so happy she is. Because when I see 6 years old stupid innocent kids with cell phones back home I wonder what's going on in this world! Going back to previous posts in this thread, I believe the danger is not the 'cousins' in Miami looking forward a revenged sex invasion of the beloved island. No the danger is the invasion of a bunch of not so- educated, not speaking a word of Spanish, not very smart Americans looking for 'deals'. At the same time I want to thank President Obama for his actions towards Cuba. All you Americans should be proud of him for restoring your country's respect to Cuba. As a Canadian I salute his visit to Cuba next Monday, March 21,2016.

Mr Gogo
03-18-16, 05:50
As far as I am concerned, I would feel bad if my happiness had to depend on other's deprivation. I was back in Cuba last month and I had brought a cell phone I used as a present to a nice educated 25 years Jinetera. She never had a cell phone before. Now she is all over Facebook and sending emails worldwide'. And I am so happy she is. Because when I see 6 years old stupid innocent kids with cell phones back home I wonder what's going on in this world! Going back to previous posts in this thread, I believe the danger is not the 'cousins' in Miami looking forward a revenged sex invasion of the beloved island. No the danger is the invasion of a bunch of not so- educated, not speaking a word of Spanish, not very smart Americans looking for 'deals'. At the same time I want to thank President Obama for his actions towards Cuba. All you Americans should be proud of him for restoring your country's respect to Cuba. As a Canadian I salute his visit to Cuba next Monday, March 21,2016.I can respect that also. Funny but I can remember when girls would carry around phones that didn't work, just to use the clock because they couldn't afford a watch.

Kalifornication
03-28-16, 02:01
Well said!


As far as I am concerned, I would feel bad if my happiness had to depend on other's deprivation. I was back in Cuba last month and I had brought a cell phone I used as a present to a nice educated 25 years Jinetera. She never had a cell phone before. Now she is all over Facebook and sending emails worldwide'. And I am so happy she is. Because when I see 6 years old stupid innocent kids with cell phones back home I wonder what's going on in this world! Going back to previous posts in this thread, I believe the danger is not the 'cousins' in Miami looking forward a revenged sex invasion of the beloved island. No the danger is the invasion of a bunch of not so- educated, not speaking a word of Spanish, not very smart Americans looking for 'deals'. At the same time I want to thank President Obama for his actions towards Cuba. All you Americans should be proud of him for restoring your country's respect to Cuba. As a Canadian I salute his visit to Cuba next Monday, March 21,2016.

SubCmdr
04-13-16, 15:40
News reports say that since more tourists have been visiting Cuba, demand for beer has grown significantly and the main local manufacturer, Bucanero has not been able to keep up. This has presented an opportunity for the Dominican Republic. A recent story in the San Francisco Gate reports that Cuba will be now importing three million cases of beer from the Dominican Republic. Tourists in Cuba will be drinking Presidente beer.

http://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Cuba-is-running-out-of-beer-American-tourists-7240088.php

Mondo707
04-14-16, 07:58
News reports say that since more tourists have been visiting Cuba, demand for beer has grown significantly and the main local manufacturer, Bucanero has not been able to keep up. This has presented an opportunity for the Dominican Republic. A recent story in the San Francisco Gate reports that Cuba will be now importing three million cases of beer from the Dominican Republic. Tourists in Cuba will be drinking Presidente beer.

http://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Cuba-is-running-out-of-beer-American-tourists-7240088.phpHey Subcomdr,

Yeah man, I read it from a different source and it said that since the Czech Republic had not been able to keep supplies (ingredients) flowing and with the increase in tourists arrivals, Cuba would need to buy either from the DR or from another country to meke sure they keep everyone happy since the hot weather is not too far off.

Mondo.

BeersTerry
04-17-16, 18:40
Czech beer? What about Crystal and Bucanero? Those brands have been hard to come by excepet at resorts and restaurants. Walk into any Rapido and there isn't any. Just Heineken and whatever Czech / Dutch / Mexican / Dominican beer they happen to have.

It doesn't hurt that a general's son has distribution right to some of those beers but how can they not have domestic?

I have heard all sorts of reasons, I. E. No money to buy aluminum for cans but many suspect that the lack of domestics enriches the general's son's import and distribution business.

Tiny 12
04-17-16, 19:44
I've been dating (i.e., banging once a week) a Cubana in the USA, who tells me she's going to cut my balls off if she ever catches me cheating on her. She used to live in a small town in Cuba and went to Havana to make money. She left Cuba about 1-1/2 years ago, so would have been there until about mid-2015.

I asked her what her favorite club was in Havana. She said Capri, across the street from Hotel Nacional. Two questions, the club would actually be Salon Rojo del Capri, right? And, as to Cuban women, did only hookers hang out there, say around 2010 to mid 2015? Thanks.

RacShack
04-17-16, 21:33
I've been dating (i.e., banging once a week) a Cubana in the USA, who tells me she's going to cut my balls off if she ever catches me cheating on her. She used to live in a small town in Cuba and went to Havana to make money. She left Cuba about 1-1/2 years ago, so would have been there until about mid-2015.

I asked her what her favorite club was in Havana. She said Capri, across the street from Hotel Nacional. Two questions, the club would actually be Salon Rojo del Capri, right? And, as to Cuban women, did only hookers hang out there, say around 2010 to mid 2015? Thanks.Nothing but hookers, hardcore at that.

Mondo707
04-18-16, 06:04
Nothing but hookers, hardcore at that.Hey Rc,

I wholeheartedly agree with you on the Salon Rojo at the Capri hotel and the crowd there.

There is one in a BILLION chance to meet a regular chica there since all the ones that make it inside are hard core jineteras.

Just my 02 cents.

Mondo.

BeersTerry
04-18-16, 14:23
Salon Rojo was just a puta palace but they do hold concerts there. I understand for those events, Havana's new rich hang there. For those without a discerning eye, I guess you best avoid the 'events'. For those with a discerning eye, lots of chicas out to earn.

Enogoing
04-19-16, 05:04
Hey Enogoing,

For your info, a casa cost anywhere from 25 to you name it. This all depend the area of Habana you are in (neighborhood) Also, you could rent a private room for less but then you have to deal with the owner / landlord (co-habituating) and whatever that might bring with it, good or bad.

Just to give you an idea, I will be arriving next week (24th) and will be staying in the Vedado area, a couple of blocks from the famous Hotel Nacional, this is a primo location and can walk to a lot of "action" from my place. AWESOME view of Habana bay, El Morro castle and the Malecon (boardwalk).

I'm renting a whole one bedroom apartment and this place would go for 40 CUC (money used by tourists) I will be paying 35 CUC since I've stayed there before plus I stay for 4 weeks this time..Hi Mondo,

Had no idea you reply to my post. Yeah. So looking for an affordable long term rental. Can I find one. How long can an American stay there for? I'm currently in Thailand and am willing to relocated even during the hot months. Is there any way we can communicate directly without email? Not supposed to exchange it so. I want to find out about the rentals, prices or gals, visa to stay there and best ways to get there.

Thank you Mondo.

Where are you going to be there again? Next round is on me.

Thank you,

Enogoing

Mondo707
04-19-16, 07:22
Hi Mondo,

Had no idea you reply to my post. Yeah. So looking for an affordable long term rental. Can I find one. How long can an American stay there for? I'm currently in Thailand and am willing to relocated even during the hot months. Is there any way we can communicate directly without email? Not supposed to exchange it so. I want to find out about the rentals, prices or gals, visa to stay there and best ways to get there.

Thank you Mondo.

Where are you going to be there again? Next round is on me.

Thank you,

EnogoingHey Enogoing,

Yeah, I can hook you up with the place I stay, no problem there. Just send me your info via PM and we can go from there.

One thing though since I don't know who you are I am guessing you are not going to fuck up my cred with this place right? I've been staying there the last few times and develop a trust with the owners there.

Mondo.

The Tall Man
04-20-16, 18:37
I've been dating (i.e., banging once a week) a Cubana in the USA, who tells me she's going to cut my balls off if she ever catches me cheating on her. She used to live in a small town in Cuba and went to Havana to make money. She left Cuba about 1-1/2 years ago, so would have been there until about mid-2015.

I asked her what her favorite club was in Havana. She said Capri, across the street from Hotel Nacional. Two questions, the club would actually be Salon Rojo del Capri, right? And, as to Cuban women, did only hookers hang out there, say around 2010 to mid 2015? Thanks.The truth is YES, sorry buddy but she's a hooker. Don't invest your heart in her. Trust me on this.

The Tall Man.

Tacoma101
04-26-16, 06:15
I've been dating (i.e., banging once a week) a Cubana in the USA, who tells me she's going to cut my balls off if she ever catches me cheating on her. She used to live in a small town in Cuba and went to Havana to make money. She left Cuba about 1-1/2 years ago, so would have been there until about mid-2015.

I asked her what her favorite club was in Havana. She said Capri, across the street from Hotel Nacional. Two questions, the club would actually be Salon Rojo del Capri, right? And, as to Cuban women, did only hookers hang out there, say around 2010 to mid 2015? Thanks.Hmmm, I met a local chica through a website and she was definitely no hooker. We have hung out on a few trips and when I went on my last trip with my buddy, she suggested we go there as a group with some of her friends. Trust me, none of them were hookers. But let me be the first to say that anyone in the hobby should be able to pick up the hooker vibes. And yes, threatening a detachment of your manhood is generally a good giveaway haha.

Mondo707
05-06-16, 06:13
Nothing but hookers, hardcore at that.Hey Rac,

Clear your inbox.

Got your PM about the place you asked about but your inbox is full.

Mondo.

SiriusCom
05-07-16, 16:30
What's the best website or app to meet Cuban girls. Trying to set up a few dates already before I arrive.

Thanks for the info in advance!

Kiko456
05-09-16, 19:33
What's the best website or app to meet Cuban girls. Trying to set up a few dates already before I arrive.

Thanks for the info in advance!You should wait to be there. You can easily meet girls in the parks or at the malecon in most cities.

Tacoma101
05-11-16, 04:45
Sirius,

When are you headed down? I'll be in Havana for the next two weekends. Holguin during the week. Love that small town! Its such a treasure!

Taco


What's the best website or app to meet Cuban girls. Trying to set up a few dates already before I arrive.

Thanks for the info in advance!

SiriusCom
05-11-16, 22:14
Sirius,

When are you headed down? I'll be in Havana for the next two weekends. Holguin during the week. Love that small town! Its such a treasure!

TacoProb this month in about 3 weeks.

Was chatting with some chicks on badoo, not to bad.

Bart1
05-13-16, 01:18
My first trip to the far east of Cuba after 10 years in the top half. Santiago is not all hills and tuff on older guys as I had read here. I stayed near parque central and was with a chica I had met several times in Havana who was from the near city of Guantanamo. Only had 2 nites solo, best action was down the big hill to the malecon, about 8 blocks from parque central. Visited 5 bars in a 2 block area, I was the only gringo I saw on both nites, numerous chicas available. Took a flaquita to a nearby casa particular she new for 10 cuc and 25 for her for90 minutes. In Holguin I wifed up for 8 days with a chica I met in parque central. Lots of chicas hang in evening with their phones to get the wifi signal. The chica and I travelled one day for 90 minutes by truck and then by horse and buggy to her father's finca and her granddad's finca next door. I had always been told that the largest private finca was max 5 hectares, but dad had 125 hectares and Grandpa 135 hectares. Granddad was 83 and rode with Fidel in '69, so maybe that is why the large finca. They killed a ram sheep that pm and we had a BBQ at the finca.

Tacoma101
05-13-16, 03:12
My first trip to the far east of Cuba after 10 years in the top half. Santiago is not all hills and tuff on older guys as I had read here. I stayed near parque central and was with a chica I had met several times in Havana who was from the near city of Guantanamo. Only had 2 nites solo, best action was down the big hill to the malecon, about 8 blocks from parque central. Visited 5 bars in a 2 block area, I was the only gringo I saw on both nites, numerous chicas available. Took a flaquita to a nearby casa particular she new for 10 cuc and 25 for her for90 minutes. In Holguin I wifed up for 8 days with a chica I met in parque central. Lots of chicas hang in evening with their phones to get the wifi signal. The chica and I travelled one day for 90 minutes by truck and then by horse and buggy to her father's finca and her granddad's finca next door. I had always been told that the largest private finca was max 5 hectares, but dad had 125 hectares and Grandpa 135 hectares. Granddad was 83 and rode with Fidel in '69, so maybe that is why the large finca. They killed a ram sheep that pm and we had a BBQ at the finca.Wow, great story! I will be in Holguin on Monday night and I can't wait! I loved it there. There are so many options. Looking forward to hanging out in the Central parque area and hitting the Monday and Tuesday night hot spots I discovered last time when I was there.

Cheers!

Bart1
05-15-16, 15:00
A typo in 18 days report. Shud read rode with Fidel in 59 not 69. One night in parque central I was with my chica, her amiga and her chico, the chicas left to go to the bano, I noticed 2 chicas with exceptionally long legs in shorts walking together thru the park and commented to the chico wow look at those legs, he told me they were police chicas dressed up to attract gringos. I had never heard or read about bait police chicas in Cuba, any feedback here. I had met this guy several times and had no reason to believe this was BS. There is another guy who hangs out in the parque speaks good english and will hook you up with a chica in the parque for a 5 cuc tip, that is what my chica told me. There is usually 2 or 3 chicas with him. I had bot him a beer one night, and several nites later when I was sitting with 2 chicas in the parque and had bot them each a beer, he came over and said come with me, I was a bit choked by his manner but went about 50 meters with him, he said don't you see those 3 police watching you, one of those chicas is 17 you bot the beer for.

BeersTerry
06-03-16, 17:19
I believe Holguin is a police training centre so new initiatives and cadet training goes on there.

Mondo707
06-18-16, 04:39
Hey fellow mongers.

I just read the info on the link I am including below about the use of credit card if you are coming to Cuba from the states (USA).

Anyway, I think it's a good first step in the process of normalizing relation between the two countries for those who rather use plastic than carry cash.

Mondo.

http://bigstory.ap.org/b325b8b31f8640bb9e0e350df43c8e5e

Mondo707
06-18-16, 04:52
Hey fellow mongers.

Sorry forgot about this!

Just got word about Dish network carrying Cuba's programming on its site.

For those of you that are fluent in Spanish this is probly good news. If you do speak Spanish I'd recommend "Vivir del Cuento" I think the most watched comedy show on Cuban t. V.

Actually Mr Obama did a cameo appearance with Panfilo (the main character on the show) when he visited Cuba (it's taped and edited and aired afterwards).

This program shows a view of life in Cuba from the point of view of different characters that reflect Cuba's every day life and struggles to get by. I watch it online on Saturday thru Cubavision Internacional.

Mondo.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/06/16/cuban-television-broadcast-us-dish-network/85956642/

Tacoma101
06-23-16, 05:28
Hey Mondo,

I want to say I looked at this and there is a hang up. I think you have to apply in a branch location and they are only in S Florida or the SE. Definitely not an easy fix. Hoping another option comes up soon.

Taco


Hey fellow mongers.

I just read the info on the link I am including below about the use of credit card if you are coming to Cuba from the states (USA).

Anyway, I think it's a good first step in the process of normalizing relation between the two countries for those who rather use plastic than carry cash.

Mondo.

http://bigstory.ap.org/b325b8b31f8640bb9e0e350df43c8e5e

Stoker Star
06-23-16, 21:59
Get a card issued from Spain.

Some establishments will run an American card thru spain for you.

Mondo707
06-24-16, 06:31
Hey Mondo,

I want to say I looked at this and there is a hang up. I think you have to apply in a branch location and they are only in S Florida or the SE. Definitely not an easy fix. Hoping another option comes up soon.

TacoHey Tacoma,

Yeah, I know it's pain in the butt unless you live in South Fla. Then again if you get online and / or call them, they might be able to work things out for you, just a guess on my part. I take it one needs good credit for something like this to work.

I thinks once Cuba is allowed to use USD on the international arena a lot of banks will make the transition allowing use of their credit cards on the island. Also, another issue is the lack of infrastructure in Cuba, what good is a CC if it'll take half a day to get a transaction approved!

BTW, the name of the bank in South Fla with the approved CC is Stonegate Bank. Link below.

https://www.stonegatebank.com/

Mondo.

BeersTerry
06-24-16, 20:55
Spain? Wtf? Why wouldn't you just go over to one of the islands, open up a bank account and get a credit card. Far more practical than Spain.

Your credit card may work through some businesses because they are Spanish joint ventures and will process through their home office. i. e. send groceries to your new novia through www.mallhabana.

Mondo707
06-30-16, 01:50
Hey fellow mongers.

Got this email today which included info on upcoming flights to Cuba from different airports from the USA. Link below.

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/CubanonHavanaFactSheet.pdf?utm_source=NL+list+rev+of+CC&utm_campaign=Cuba+list&utm_medium=email.

Mondo.

Tacoma101
06-30-16, 05:28
One step closer to destroying Cuba forever LOL.


Hey fellow mongers.

Got this email today which included info on upcoming flights to Cuba from different airports from the USA. Link below.

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/CubanonHavanaFactSheet.pdf?utm_source=NL+list+rev+of+CC&utm_campaign=Cuba+list&utm_medium=email.

Mondo.

Mondo707
07-02-16, 03:25
Hey fellow mongers.

Link below about Reuters article on use of MasterCard credit cards in la Habana.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-usa-mastercard-idUSKCN0ZD2E1

Mondo.

Mondo707
07-09-16, 07:20
Hey fellow mongers.

Just read the article and thought I pass it along.

Living in L. A. It's nice knowing that Alaska was awarded one daily flight to la Habana! No more Cancun or Miami for me, LOL.

Now hopefully they'll bring the prices down for us.

Mondo.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016/07/07/dot-eight-airlines-awarded-flights-havana/86795854/

Free2
07-09-16, 21:45
Hey fellow mongers.

Just read the article and thought I pass it along.

Living in L. A. It's nice knowing that Alaska was awarded one daily flight to la Habana! No more Cancun or Miami for me, LOL.

Now hopefully they'll bring the prices down for us.

Mondo.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016/07/07/dot-eight-airlines-awarded-flights-havana/86795854/But having all you Yankees flooding the place now is going to drive the prices up for the girls, for all of us mongers who have been going there for years! .

BeersTerry
07-10-16, 17:23
Those flights to destinations outside Havana are all beach resorts. The poor service and horrid food will keep Americans away as you can go to a beach just about any where with better food and service.

Havana. American Airlines has had 3 a day flights from Miami for as long as I can remember. I thought only National Airlines were allowed to fly into the capital (as per airline agreement) but saw the new cruise ship charters flying into Havana. I don't quite understand it. I have also been reading that those Cuban cruises aren't quite the big hit they had expected as interviews with passengers voiced their displeasure with "roughing it".

Mr Gogo
07-10-16, 17:50
Those flights to destinations outside Havana are all beach resorts. The poor service and horrid food will keep Americans away as you can go to a beach just about any where with better food and service.

Havana. American Airlines has had 3 a day flights from Miami for as long as I can remember. I thought only National Airlines were allowed to fly into the capital (as per airline agreement) but saw the new cruise ship charters flying into Havana. I don't quite understand it. I have also been reading that those Cuban cruises aren't quite the big hit they had expected as interviews with passengers voiced their displeasure with "roughing it".Exactamente amigo, that's why I now go to those destinations outside of Havana. I don't go to Cuba for the food or beaches, I go for the girls and music and culture. It's new territory for the adventurous individual. Santiago, Hougin, and other spots east are open unexplored territory. Flights to Hougin and Cienfuegos were 299 usd round trip from the US. The direct flights to Havana from NY, Tampa, Atlanta and Houston start in the fall but I'm tired of Havana anyway. I'm booked for Santiago / Hougin for early October and the girls from the Internet are already begging for my time. I've been everywhere on this globe so a new spot always makes me feel like a virgin again, I'm very excited.

MrSoulo
07-15-16, 07:30
Hey fellas,

Can anyone recommend a nice, clean, private, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom casa with a kitchen very close to Hotel Capri / Salon Rojo / Hotel National? I'd really appreciate some help on this one.

Thanks

WorkingHere
07-15-16, 20:40
Anyone been to Tropicoco lately, I heard its being renovated and turned into a 4 Star soon. Heading there end of August. Also is the Gunanabo Club / Guanimar still open, How about Taramar Disco. Had fantastic time at these places last years, hoping to repeat.

WorkingHere
07-15-16, 20:41
Anyone been to Tropicoco lately, I heard its being renovated and turned into a 4 Star soon. Heading there end of August. Also is the Gunanabo Club / Guanimar still open, how about Taramar Disco. Had fantastic time at these places last years, hoping to repeat.

Capichon2010
07-21-16, 07:36
1. I've heard of travelling to Mexico or Canada, and then taking a flight from there. How does this work?

2. How about when you enter Cuba, do they stamp your passport? I mean I don't want to get in trouble.

3. How about when you return to the USA? Will they ask you what countries did you visited, what to say?

Thank you.

Mondo707
07-22-16, 07:27
1. I've heard of travelling to Mexico or Canada, and then taking a flight from there. How does this work?

2. How about when you enter Cuba, do they stamp your passport? I mean I don't want to get in trouble.

3. How about when you return to the USA? Will they ask you what countries did you visited, what to say?

Thank you.Hey Cap2010,

I am including a link to the Dept. Of State website in relation to Cuba travel.

Yes, it's legal now, with a caveat, you need to pick one of the 12 categories that the State Dept allow for Cuba travel. So, pick one of the 12 that bests suits your interests. LOL.

Only thing you are not allowed to do is to go as a "tourist" so you go figure.

Anyway, go and have FUN and when you come back post your trip experiences (both good & bad).

Mondo.

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_new.pdf

Free2
07-22-16, 13:15
1. I've heard of travelling to Mexico or Canada, and then taking a flight from there. How does this work?

2. How about when you enter Cuba, do they stamp your passport? I mean I don't want to get in trouble.

3. How about when you return to the USA? Will they ask you what countries did you visited, what to say?

Thank you.1. Just make the flight reservations and do it. Simple.

2. They will not stamp it if you ask them not to. Even if they do stamp it, I have never heard of an American being given a problem in the last few years.

3. Just say Canada or Mexico, or be honest and say Cuba but you better not have ANYTHING on your person to import (rum, cigars, etc).

Mondo707
07-23-16, 07:56
1. Just make the flight reservations and do it. Simple.

2. They will not stamp it if you ask them not to. Even if they do stamp it, I have never heard of an American being given a problem in the last few years.

3. Just say Canada or Mexico, or be honest and say Cuba but you better not have ANYTHING on your person to import (rum, cigars, etc).Hey Free,

Don't know if you read my report? I was in Cuba this past March. While there I made it to the US Embassy there and had an interview with a clerk there.

One of the things that I found out was that NOW US citizens are allowed to bring back $100 worth of rum or cigars, no questions ask at customs. Yeah guys, I know a box of Cohibas cost over $400+ US but you can always claim you bought on the street for $50.

I brought back a 1. 5 liter bottle of Havana Club rum along with a box of cigars (Cohibas) 25 count.

As a matter of fact I'd risk bringing in more but then again until my next trip I won't be able to affirm on this.

Hope this helps clear things up.

Mondo.

Capichon2010
07-24-16, 05:05
I would like to know what types of phones work in Cuba (CDMA or GSM).

And how is it to buy a SIM card for Americans visiting the island? Any recommended places?

Thank you.

Free2
07-24-16, 11:37
Hey Free,

Don't know if you read my report? I was in Cuba this past March. While there I made it to the US Embassy there and had an interview with a clerk there.

One of the things that I found out was that NOW US citizens are allowed to bring back $100 worth of rum or cigars, no questions ask at customs. Yeah guys, I know a box of Cohibas cost over $400+ US but you can always claim you bought on the street for $50.

I brought back a 1. 5 liter bottle of Havana Club rum along with a box of cigars (Cohibas) 25 count.

As a matter of fact I'd risk bringing in more but then again until my next trip I won't be able to affirm on this.

Hope this helps clear things up.

Mondo.That is the best feedback ever! Up to date and accurate. I would venture a warning. To be safe, not all US Customs agents may know the rules you have stated. If you want to enjoy Cuba and not have any problems and be invisible coming and going, you may want to err on the side of caution.

Tacoma101
07-24-16, 16:45
Read the forum posts, man. Its all in there. Don't be lazy.


I would like to know what types of phones work in Cuba (CDMA or GSM).

And how is it to buy a SIM card for Americans visiting the island? Any recommended places?

Thank you.

Mondo707
07-25-16, 06:18
I would like to know what types of phones work in Cuba (CDMA or GSM).

And how is it to buy a SIM card for Americans visiting the island? Any recommended places?

Thank you.Hey Cap2010,

Hey man don't know how old you are? One thing that is universally known nowadays is Google, which by the way is also a verb.

So, I suggest any questions you post here you post them on Google and you'll find out instantly any answer you desire.

BTW, FYI Cuba uses the GSM band.

Mondo.

Mondo707
07-29-16, 02:47
Hey fellow monger.

Jet Blue is 1st out of the gate in the race to Cuba. Below I am including an article from Cubadebate "google translated" which means the translation kind of sucks but you'll understand it nevertheless.

Jet Blue premiering flights from the US to Cuba on August 31 after more than 50 years.

The US airline Jet Blue will officially become next August 31 the first US commercial airline to start its commercial operations with Cuba for more than 50 years, departing from the airport in Fort Lauderdale in Florida and to the city of Santa Clara. The cost of a one-way ticket is $ 99.

According to the text released Thursday, the cost of a one-way ticket is $ 99 and flights to the city of Santa Clara will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until October 1 to start the daily flights.

Also it announced that this service also offer Camaguey, from November 3, and Holguin, from 10 of the same month.

On July 7, the US government authorized eight commercial airlines to carry out flights to Cuba, according to a statement from Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Airlines flight clearance obtained are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines.

The flights to Havana will take off from airports in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston Texas; LOS Angeles California; Newark, NJ; New York and Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida.

However, limitations persist for US citizens to travel freely to the island.

Mondo.

Ozzie1451
07-29-16, 11:14
Hey fellow monger.

Jet Blue is 1st out of the gate in the race to Cuba. Below I am including an article from Cubadebate "google translated" which means the translation kind of sucks but you'll understand it nevertheless.

Jet Blue premiering flights from the US to Cuba on August 31 after more than 50 years.

The US airline Jet Blue will officially become next August 31 the first US commercial airline to start its commercial operations with Cuba for more than 50 years, departing from the airport in Fort Lauderdale in Florida and to the city of Santa Clara. The cost of a one-way ticket is $ 99.

According to the text released Thursday, the cost of a one-way ticket is $ 99 and flights to the city of Santa Clara will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until October 1 to start the daily flights.

Also it announced that this service also offer Camaguey, from November 3, and Holguin, from 10 of the same month.

On July 7, the US government authorized eight commercial airlines to carry out flights to Cuba, according to a statement from Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Airlines flight clearance obtained are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines.

The flights to Havana will take off from airports in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston Texas; LOS Angeles California; Newark, NJ; New York and Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida.

However, limitations persist for US citizens to travel freely to the island.

Mondo.I bought my ticket yesterday from jetblue to fly from fort lauderdale to holguin in November. This will be my first trip to Cuba. Round trip cost was $204. I want to spend 1 week in holguin 1 week in santiago.

Bart1
07-30-16, 18:36
I bought my ticket yesterday from jetblue to fly from fort lauderdale to holguin in November. This will be my first trip to Cuba. Round trip cost was $204. I want to spend 1 week in holguin 1 week in santiago.All good things end as they say, the 20 cuc all night chicas who also did my laundry in the mornings without asking will now be gone forever for us canuckers😥128546;.

Ozzie1451
07-30-16, 19:29
All good things end as they say, the 20 cuc all night chicas who also did my laundry in the mornings without asking will now be gone forever for us canuckers😥128546;.I don't think that all the good things you mention will end so quickly. It may take some time. Things start to change when many guys with a lot of money start to come and spoil the ladies.

Mr Gogo
08-16-16, 14:25
I booked through American Airlines for travel to Hougin in October and need info. The airlines aren't including the visa in the price. A friend who booked for September said he received an e mail from AA saying to call a Miami number for the visa. Well I called the number and received a recording. They still haven't returned my call. What has been the experience of guys here traveling in September and October when booked directly through the American Airlines regarding visas?

Ozzie1451
08-16-16, 22:17
I booked through American Airlines for travel to Hougin in October and need info. The airlines aren't including the visa in the price. A friend who booked for September said he received an e mail from AA saying to call a Miami number for the visa. Well I called the number and received a recording. They still haven't returned my call. What has been the experience of guys here traveling in September and October when booked directly through the American Airlines regarding visas?I bought my ticket from jetblue to travel to Houlguin from fort lauderdale in November. No charge for visa and almost no information related to visas. I found a brief information after spending a lot of time on line and it says visas can be bought at the airport terminal for $50. There is no way to verify this information. It would be greatly appreciated if first travelers share their experience related to visas and their experiences with immigration.

Mr Gogo
08-17-16, 15:15
I bought my ticket from jetblue to travel to Houlguin from fort lauderdale in November. No charge for visa and almost no information related to visas. I found a brief information after spending a lot of time on line and it says visas can be bought at the airport terminal for $50. There is no way to verify this information. It would be greatly appreciated if first travelers share their experience related to visas and their experiences with immigration.I still haven't received a callback from the agent that represents American Airlines regarding visas. I called a local agency and they want 100 usd. Lots of people think the visa is included in the airline ticket price but it's not. I really don't expect to see Cuba turning people away at the airport so hopefully they will have them for sale at the airport.

Combo
08-17-16, 23:29
In my experiences going through Panama and Mexico, they wouldn't let you on the plane until you'd bought the visa. It was right there and very convenient. I would think this would be the case if traveling through Miami, but I suppose things aren't always done logically.

I'm very much looking forward to members' reports about departing directly from a US City.

Mondo707
09-29-16, 09:03
Hey fellow mongers.

This is mostly for those who reside in Socal. Just found out a while ago Alaska Airlines will commence direct flights from LAX to Jose Marti International airport (la Habana) beginning this January.

I was trying to go for a music / dance festival this coming November 20 and was hoping to get a direct flight but no luck till January.

Anyway, this makes it a lot easier now for those of us here in Socal.

BTW, if you want to check this out go on Alaska Air website start your search for flights on the 2nd week in January and you'll find out details about flight time, etc.

When I checked round trip on economy was a bit under 5 Benjis, not bad.

Mondo.

Gentleman Travel
10-05-16, 16:52
Exactamente amigo, that's why I now go to those destinations outside of Havana... I'm booked for Santiago / Hougin for early October and the girls from the Internet are already begging for my time.What internet sites do you use? I have not yet been to Cuba (going soon) but my experience in other Latin American countries is most web-sites might have decent numbers of girls in the capital, but very few in secondary cities. And of course many fewer outside the capital who have any English.

Mr Gogo
10-05-16, 17:37
What internet sites do you use? I have not yet been to Cuba (going soon) but my experience in other Latin American countries is most web-sites might have decent numbers of girls in the capital, but very few in secondary cities. And of course many fewer outside the capital who have any English.Correct, the cities away from the capital you are less likely to find a girl who speaks English but that not a problem. Google translate is a great app to solve that problem. I use the Internet girls for info and connections not necessarily for fucking. Most Like to play the good girl role to throw you off. Tagged, Latin America Cupid are all worth a months subscription to establish contacts.

Mondo707
10-14-16, 19:56
Hey fellow mongers.

Just read the articles on the links below. Wanted to pass along these so you'd be aware of the new regs.

One has to do with new flight announcements and the other one with end of restrictions on how much rum & cigars one can bring back.

http://cubajournal.co/obama-lifts-all-restrictions-on-cuban-rum-cigars/

http://cubajournal.co/southwest-airlines-to-begin-direct-flights-to-cuba-from-florida/

Mondo.

Mr Gogo
10-14-16, 20:39
Hey fellow mongers.

Just read the articles on the links below. Wanted to pass along these so you'd be aware of the new regs.

One has to do with new flight announcements and the other one with end of restrictions on how much rum & cigars one can bring back.

http://cubajournal.co/obama-lifts-all-restrictions-on-cuban-rum-cigars/

http://cubajournal.co/southwest-airlines-to-begin-direct-flights-to-cuba-from-florida/

Mondo.Yes Sir. I booked for 149 usd last nigh Havana for New Year's Eve and in April. I also heard Casa de musica Havana is closed but miramar is open. For 150 it's a no-brainier. Now let's see if prices in the DR adjust to the low fares.

CarM44
10-15-16, 09:20
All good things end as they say, the 20 cuc all night chicas who also did my laundry in the mornings without asking will now be gone forever for us canuckers😥128546;.All in all, I think it may take at least 8 years for Cuba to at least move forward from total destitution to poverty.

Raul Castro is 85 years old and his "vice-presidents" are about the same age. So it won't be long until the fuckers get too old and tired to be in charge. Younger Cubans who are in power (even the Castros' children and grandchildren) don't seem to be interested in keeping the Marxist system.

The Cuban Adjustment Act will also end with the embargo, so the poorer Cubans will remain trapped in Cuba (no US visa for them). Some will probably flee to other LatAm countries, but unfortunately it will take years before the lives of the average Cubans improve considerably.

CarM44
10-15-16, 09:27
I want to go to Cuba, from Dominican Republic. The round trip ticket is about $500 US from here.

Anybody knows how to find cheaper rent in Cuba, under the table?. I would like to stay for 2 months but rent costs is what keeps me from going there.

Mr Gogo
10-15-16, 17:31
I want to go to Cuba, from Dominican Republic. The round trip ticket is about $500 US from here.

Anybody knows how to find cheaper rent in Cuba, under the table?. I would like to stay for 2 months but rent costs is what keeps me from going there.Respectfully speaking Sir but casas run about 25-30 CUC and most include breakfast, how much more cheaper do you want it? The Cubana flight from santo Domingo flies only on Thursday and Sunday's and is expensive. If you check my post below flights are running 99-150 from the states. So find a cheap flight to Miami and then book Cuba but you will still pay for both legs over. Also keep an eye on PAWA the Dominican airline for specials.

Gentleman Travel
10-16-16, 15:47
Correct, the cities away from the capital you are less likely to find a girl who speaks English but that not a problem. Google translate is a great app to solve that problem. I use the Internet girls for info and connections not necessarily for fucking. Most Like to play the good girl role to throw you off. Tagged, Latin America Cupid are all worth a months subscription to establish contacts.Thanks, I use LA Cupid and Hi5, which have a decent number of chicas, but again, hard to find those with decent English. I just wondered if I was missing something.

And I guess a lot of girls in Cuba don't have good access to the internet? So I guess I have to get out there and work the bars and cafes!

GT.

El Grande
10-21-16, 10:05
Gents, don't take to much CUC with you if you leave Cuba next time. It might loose its value.
Here's an interesting article about the announcement to eliminate the CUC:

https://www.cubanet.org/destacados/exclusiva-castro-da-un-ultimatum-al-cuc/

"The 2017 must start with the total elimination of CUC. Since, discreetly, for months we have been implementing measures to be declining circulation and go recovering the excess cash in the hands of the population. We are talking about figures exceeding one hundred million dollars and not go through the banks, "says an official of the National Bank of Cuba.

Mondo707
10-22-16, 09:50
Gents, don't take to much CUC with you if you leave Cuba next time. It might loose its value.
Here's an interesting article about the announcement to eliminate the CUC:

https://www.cubanet.org/destacados/exclusiva-castro-da-un-ultimatum-al-cuc/

"The 2017 must start with the total elimination of CUC. Since, discreetly, for months we have been implementing measures to be declining circulation and go recovering the excess cash in the hands of the population. We are talking about figures exceeding one hundred million dollars and not go through the banks, "says an official of the National Bank of Cuba.Hey El Grande.

Thanks for posting. I think it's good advice on your part. Last time I was in Cuba in March I thought about exactly this and bought a bottle of Havana club at the airport instead of bringing the currency back with me as I usually would do on previous trips also bought some cigars until I had no CUC left.

One thing though about this article and where it's originating (Miami) I would take their info with a grain of salt if you know what I mean. I don't think ANYBODY knows when this change will take place much less predict with certainty when it'll happen.

Mondo.

Kalifornication
10-24-16, 02:57
All in all, I think it may take at least 8 years for Cuba to at least move forward from total destitution to poverty.

Raul Castro is 85 years old and his "vice-presidents" are about the same age. So it won't be long until the fuckers get too old and tired to be in charge. Younger Cubans who are in power (even the Castros' children and grandchildren) don't seem to be interested in keeping the Marxist system.

The Cuban Adjustment Act will also end with the embargo, so the poorer Cubans will remain trapped in Cuba (no US visa for them). Some will probably flee to other LatAm countries, but unfortunately it will take years before the lives of the average Cubans improve considerably.Are you serious? Define poverty. I've seen more homelessness in one US city / small town than in Cuba. More gangs, more guns, more drugs, more violence more poor education / mis-education abroad than in Cuba. Cuban children are safe in their homes, their streets, their schools and public spaces. Not too many countries can say the same. Cuba in fact ranks higher in terms of literacy in comparison to most "first world" countries. Notwithstanding, compare Cuba to like islands, they are so much better off in terms of quality of life. Anyone who has ever traveled to DR, Ecuador, or South Central LA and Cuba, can attest to this fact. 50 plus years of an embargo and they have maintained their people. I doubt Canada would survive 24 hours if the US were to cut off all economic ties. Cuba has, and given its economic reality in a world that has been generally hostile to its existence, has amazingly survived. I think the Cubans are sophisticated enough to not surrender their ideals as we have. Viva la revolution.

WhizzKid
10-25-16, 06:15
Hi. Just found out that at very short notice I have to go to Cuba. Never been before and do not speak the language sadly. Trying to sort out some accommodation for 4/5 nights. I see everyone rents casas. Can someone point me towards a good website with English that lists Casas? Tried revolico but no English version. In extreme haste so any advice gratefully received.

Kalifornication
10-25-16, 19:24
Hi. Just found out that at very short notice I have to go to Cuba. Never been before and do not speak the language sadly. Trying to sort out some accommodation for 4/5 nights. I see everyone rents casas. Can someone point me towards a good website with English that lists Casas? Tried revolico but no English version. In extreme haste so any advice gratefully received.Google casa particular for the city your going to. There are several websites, pick your poison.

Free2
10-26-16, 01:20
Where in Cuba are you going?

Well, actually it doesn't matter. I have many-a-time just showed up in a place with zero overnight accommodations and never had a problem finding a casa or shitty old hotel that harks back to the 60's. All part of the adventure.

Just ask the taxi driver that gets you at the airport and expect him to take a small cut for finding you a casa. He WILL find you one, they are everywhere in abundance and easily missed.

Mr Gogo
10-26-16, 01:53
I'm flying into Hougin airport on American Airlines in a couple weeks and my wingman is also flying in at the same time on JetBlue, are they in the same terminal? Does the GPS work if I rent a car? Also and information about searching the viazul bus from Hougin to Santiago de Cuba would also be helpful?

Mondo707
10-26-16, 07:46
I'm flying into Hougin airport on American Airlines in a couple weeks and my wingman is also flying in at the same time on JetBlue, are they in the same terminal? Does the GPS work if I rent a car? Also and information about searching the viazul bus from Hougin to Santiago de Cuba would also be helpful?Hey Mr G.

Remember, Google is your friend.

Here's some info I found out about what you asked for.

1st Viazul have transportation from Holguin to Santiago and it's $11 each way (I assume it's CUC).

Their link-http://www.viazul.com/index.php?m=search.

The site has a very up to date "search" function so it's easy to use.

2nd Holguin airport, it's actually named Frank Pais International Airport.

Here's their link-http://holguin.airportcuba.net/.

This site has very useful info, specially for traveling tourists.

As far as using GPS in Cuba I'm not so sure. I for one would have loved to take my Garmin Nuvi there but I know Garmin does not have Cuba maps for me to purchase.

On my last trip this past March I downloaded a free app to my smartphone and while it doesn't take to specific addys it takes to general location nearby and you can use it offline, in other words no need to have an internet connection.

Here is the link to the Google store for android phones: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.here.app.maps&hl=en.

HERE WeGo is the name of the app.

Hope you have a great trip.

Mondo.

Mr Gogo
10-26-16, 17:44
Hey Mr G.

Remember, Google is your friend.

Here's some info I found out about what you asked for.

1st Viazul have transportation from Holguin to Santiago and it's $11 each way (I assume it's CUC).

Their link-http://www.viazul.com/index.php?m=search.

The site has a very up to date "search" function so it's easy to use.

2nd Holguin airport, it's actually named Frank Pais International Airport..Thanks Mondo, greatly appreciated. Also T-Mobile now has roaming and text for its customers.

Walk Softly
10-27-16, 08:39
According to the websites, dedicated GPS units are still forbidden in Cuba. Seems like it's okay if it is built into another device though. (eg. Smartphone).

Free2
10-28-16, 13:17
According to the websites, dedicated GPS units are still forbidden in Cuba. Seems like it's okay if it is built into another device though. (eg. Smartphone).You are right. When you sign the Cuba Customs declaration you declare you are not bringing in any GPS device. Never had a problem with anything on my phone, but having said that, never have tried using any kind of GPS device in Cuba.

No rental car company offers them.

Americans have so much to learn about Cuba!! It is fun. Enjoy one of the last bastions of unspoiled riches.

Mondo707
10-28-16, 19:58
Hey fellow mongers.

Just got this info today regarding Alaska Air flights from LAX to Havana.

Flights begin on January 5 2017. Cost for round trip on week one is $350!, WOW.

I talked to an AA agent and prices will vary, so, after talking to him I gather that prices will go up to about $450 round trip afterwards, guess they're lowering the prices at first to boost demand in the beginning.

On the link below is the departure flight info for both LAX and Havana. Also, on the link there is flight info from all the approved (U.S.) cities flying to Cuba

http://cubajournal.co/alaska-airlines-announces-west-coast-havana-flights/

Mondo.

Mondo707
10-28-16, 20:09
Hey fellow mongers.

Below is a link about TripAdvisor getting a license to arrange bookings / travel to Cuba.

Seems interesting that while news keep coming out making it easier to go there in reality things in the short term will be a lot harder for a lot of people going since both prices and lack of infrastructures will make travel there so much of a hassle for lots of folks.

http://cubajournal.co/cubas-travel-and-tourism-industry-expected-to-accelerate-under-new-tripadvisor-license/

Mondo.

GrownMan1
10-28-16, 21:44
Hey fellow mongers.

Below is a link about TripAdvisor getting a license to arrange bookings / travel to Cuba.

Seems interesting that while news keep coming out making it easier to go there in reality things in the short term will be a lot harder for a lot of people going since both prices and lack of infrastructures will make travel there so much of a hassle for lots of folks.

http://cubajournal.co/cubas-travel-and-tourism-industry-expected-to-accelerate-under-new-tripadvisor-license/

Mondo.Just got an email from Delta. They will begin East Coast flights December 1st. New Year's weekend $323 from Atl to Hav roundtrip.

OneRose
10-29-16, 20:39
Hi guys!

I am thinking about planning a trip to the beautiful Cuba. I was wondering what is your experience with the girls in Cuba regarding leting you film them during sex. I mean just amateur level with telephone and just for my personal use.

Thanks!

Dart13
10-31-16, 21:14
Hey Mr G.
As far as using GPS in Cuba I'm not so sure. I for one would have loved to take my Garmin Nuvi there but I know Garmin does not have Cuba maps for me to purchase.

On my last trip this past March I downloaded a free app to my smartphone and while it doesn't take to specific addys it takes to general location nearby and you can use it offline, in other words no need to have an internet connection.

Here is the link to the Google store for android phones: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.here.app.maps&hl=en.

HERE WeGo is the name of the app.

Hope you have a great trip.

Mondo.I am sure GPS built into the phone are fine, its just the standalone units that are banned.

I've already posted this in a different thread but I'd like to repost here for more people to benefit from this. On my last trip in Cuba I've installed the OsmAnd app (free) and downloaded map of Cuba (also free). Can then use it offline and from what I can remember it WILL actually take you to a specific address, which is priceless. Especially in the larger towns! Road signage has improved a lot in Cuba, but navigating in towns is still very challenging (and in places like Camaguey is just plain crazy).

The only thing is that sometimes it will take you the route that it thinks is faster, but reality is you often better off stick to the larger highways as those are of better quality. E. g. From Baracoa to Moa the road is dreadful even though its "fastest" on the map, or from Sancti Spiritus to Moron it tried to take me to some country road, though its much better to go via CC and Ciego de Avila. It also has a good map of POIs so I was even able to find an ATM on the outskirts of Las Tunas.

I'm not affiliated with it any way of course, just wanted to share as it made my life so much easier.

Combo
10-31-16, 22:53
Hi guys!

I am thinking about planning a trip to the beautiful Cuba. I was wondering what is your experience with the girls in Cuba regarding leting you film them during sex. I mean just amateur level with telephone and just for my personal use.

Thanks!I don't take picture or videos of my encounters, so I don't know for sure. However, I'm guessing this may be hard to find. Prostitution is very much illegal in Cuba (vs Brasil, Colombia, DR, et al) and the penalties for the girls are tough. Generally they are very worried about being busted so I don't think many would risk there being evidence out there.

OneRose
11-01-16, 08:54
I don't take picture or videos of my encounters, so I don't know for sure. However, I'm guessing this may be hard to find. Prostitution is very much illegal in Cuba (vs Brasil, Colombia, DR, et al) and the penalties for the girls are tough. Generally they are very worried about being busted so I don't think many would risk there being evidence out there.That's disappointing. Looks like I have to find a new destination. Thanks mate for the info!

Mondo707
11-03-16, 00:00
Hey fellow mongers.

Just read this article and thought to pass the info along for those of you that are cigar aficionados, enjoy.

http://cubajournal.co/the-5-best-cuban-cigars-for-2017/

Mondo.

HappyCamper505
11-16-16, 20:28
Want to go Jan or December.

Questner
11-26-16, 07:04
Fidel RIP.

The Cane
11-26-16, 08:15
Fidel RIP.Of course, as mongers, we always want to know what world developments mean for our "hobby". All I know is that I had some beautiful, white, natural blonde Cuban pussy and asshole in Seville, Spain once (she kind of looked like Fergie from the musical group The Black-Eyed Peas but even hotter), and I've been wanting to go to Cuba ever since LOL! Yeah, she was a tute! And a good tute too!

Maxx
11-26-16, 12:38
Want to go Jan or December.How about the week of February 20th? Are you American? What are your travel plans?

El Grande
11-26-16, 20:00
I just got notice from a local that Cuba announced national mourning of 10 days. No public music allowed. All clubs will be closed for ten days now.