“Donde no hay propiedad privada ni siquiera es posible la rebelión contra la tiranía”
Carlos Alberto Montaner, Las Columnas de La Libertad
A few things I learned about Cuba:
- Most people in Cuba, will tell you they never want Cuba to change. Cuba is VERY safe. They lead a simple life and although there are some with ideas and opinions, they will never openly share them, due to the amount of attention being or thinking “differently” would attract.
- Cubans love and respect Fidel Castro. Anyone who challenges this will become an outcast or find themselves in a small room under a spotlight.
- Rum is VERY cheap. (The darker the better) I bought a bottle of dark rum for a pound and it was good. Seriously.
- Rum and coke with fresh lime is called a “Cuba Libre” (Directly translated as “Free Cuba” )
- There are two different currencies used in Cuba. One currency is for Cubans (CUP) Cuban Peso, the other is for tourists (CUC) Cuban Convertible Peso. [ Cuban Peso 26.5CUP = 1 (CUC) Convertible Peso ] 1 CUC = 1 USD
- Very-VERY few Cubans have access to the open internet. It costs at least $5USD (132.5 CUP) for an hour.
- The Cuban government might not sensor all internet, but they do vigil any and all digital activity relating to Cuba.
- Cubans trade downloaded news stories off the internet, via USB hard drives.
- You can not buy Coca Cola in Cuba.
- You can get a sex change or a breast augmentation in Cuba, for free, if you are Cuban.
- Education is free. One in 5 people in Cuba, are a doctor and there are so many doctors that some are sent abroad due to their high demand.
- Cubans can “make” a party with anything. Even a can of beans.
- Cubans talk to each other.