So a while back I asked for some advice from anyone who'd been to Argentina (BA), Paraguay (MVD), and Brazil (Rio). Don't think I got much of a response, so now I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on Cuba (Havana and Varadero). I'll be going there in June with my daughter.
In BA, we rented a 24-hour secured apartment with a gym and pool for a measly $470 for 7 nights... we've also signed up with a polo outfit for a day of polo lessons, followed by a match
That should be funny and I hope to video/shoot some of it since the friend I'm going with is (if you can believe it) SHORTER than me and has never been on a horse. Plus, she's 65. I'm already laughing at the idea. We rented a room in a seaside hotel in Montevideo for $13 a night (wow) and we're on her company's dime while in Rio. Will let you know how all that turns out.
Cuba - I know you poor souls can't trade with Cuba so you can't even go there without fear of arrest, but I plan to make the most of it. We're going to visit a tobacco plantation and learn to roll cigars, drive around Havana in one of their 1950's boat-mobiles, plus many other side shows
You guys should really get your government to lift the embargo! What a waste of time, not to mention it's so ancient! But I guess if it's still illegal to walk a turkey down the street in Texas somewhere, they'll never let you visit Cuba.
I'm gonna have me a mojito and smell my cigar. Thank God I'm Canadian