Leaving for Cuba in 3 weeks from Australia what is the best currency Euro or Canadian has anyone hired a car in Santiago De Cuba
Be sure and have plenty of cash when you head into the provinces. It can be extremely difficult to get cash and you may find yourself hiring a local to drive you to the next province. There are ATMs at Havana airport which accept VISA (leave your Mastercard at home). Havana Vieja also has a number of ATMs and most banks will advance cash on credit cards (you'll need your passport as well). As for a car, use 'tourist' public (you'll find you can't get on most local transports) or hire a local. They know their city better than anyone and you'll be supporting a family who needs it! And don't be shy, Cubans are as fascinated in us as we are in them. We told a taxi driver how much we liked baseball... turns out he was a former player and we wound up at a game, sitting with his former team who went on to win! almost 7 years ago
We loved colonial Barbados, but busy St Maarten is fascinating in that you have a Dutch and French side, each classic representations of their European colonisers. According to locals the French side is bigger because rather than fighting for rule, the representative of each country started in the south and north respectively and walked, their meeting point marking the boundary. Apparently the Dutch representative was lazy and spent too much time partying, giving the French the biggest territory. If you choose Barbados, I hope you love Rihanna; her music can be heard just about everywhere. almost 7 years ago
How is the weather in Nassau in mid-end June? Planning a summer vacation to Atlantis but am concerned about the rainfall that time of year?
Having lived in Nassau I don't really remember the rain. I guess there's something in that! It's always hot and humid this time of year, but the rain is welcome and definitely won't put a dampener on any of your activities. almost 7 years ago