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First timers!

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First timers!

Hey all

Wondering if you can help.

My friend and i, are looking to book a trip to cuba at the end of may for a week. Can anyone tell me what the weather is like? And recommendations of what to do for a couple of late 30 somethings

Thank

You

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1. Re: First timers!

Are you going to Holguin? I’m not intending to be rude, but you could use the search on Trip Advisor for what to do.

London, Canada
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2. Re: First timers!

Holguin,is a beautiful area.Enjoy.

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3. Re: First timers!

Where in a Holguin area? Holguin is a Province, as well as a city. There are a few different resort areas, as well as Casa's all over the place.

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4. Re: First timers!

I am planning of traveling to Cuba from NY in May as well. Do you know anything about any rules we need to follow.

Just to give you a heads up I did read that Cuba is at Level 3 danger zone right now for Americans.

https:/…Cuba.html

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5. Re: First timers!

I would suggest Cayo Largo (long way from Havana) NO danger there.

or

Cayo Cocco. Far away from Havana NO danger there either.

Any resort at either location should be fine. Take your pick.

As for rules, yes there are many rules for Americans traveling in Cuba.

No doubt someone will chime in and direct you to the rules etc.

Hope this Helps

Cheers

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Tanha P: I can assure you that I am a very logical person who thinks not twice but three or four times before I completely dismiss a recommendation of the US State Department. I ask myself if I honestly believe I know more than the US State Department.

In the case of Cuba, my answer is yes, I am totally comfortable dismissing their recommendations. And I do honestly believe I know more about travel to Cuba and living in Cuba than they do. I have traveled to Cuba some 8 or 9 times in the last 12 months. That is a hell of a lot more than it seems they have. BTW, I have never bothered to read what a "level 3 alert" even is.

There were about 80 State Department staff which were sent home from the US Embassy in Havana. Now they do understand what is going on in Cuba and stated they had no problems returning to Havana. But their opinion was not given much credence.

I am not only returning next week with zero concern but also sending 18 and 19 year old grandsons unescorted to Havana in a few months with zero concern.

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9. Re: First timers!

Note that I am about to share what will sound like a very wild story, but it's all Googleable and well documented in reputable news outlets. The Level 3 was established because of some very odd circumstances at the American embassy in Havanna, which is why the diplomats have been pulled out. These circumstances have now been experienced at the Canadian embassy as well resulting in Canadian diplomats recently being removed as well.

People in these embassies have been coming down with some sort of weird illness. There is some speculation that it is the result of some sort of biomedical or "sonic" attack (by whom is unknown), but there is no evidence of such a thing and investigations have not resulted in any conclusive evidence of anything. There is also speculation that it is psychosomatic -- some sort of psychological contagion.

In any case, this appears to be limited to the American and Canadian embassies in Havana (and no other locations in Havana). Unless you plan to spend a lot of time at either of these embassies, I'm quite confident there is very little risk. My own experience with Cuba is that I feel safer there than just about anywhere in the world. That's the thing about military dictatorships, I suppose.

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