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20 Things You NEED To Do When You Visit Cuba

If you have #wanderlust and Cuba is on your list, this list might be helpful.

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1. EAT THE FOOD!

^ Tamales, Arroz Congris (Rice), Pork, Avocados, and Tomatoes. & You better try to eat it all. We Cubans love to eat and the word "diet" is non-existent.
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^ Tamales, Arroz Congris (Rice), Pork, Avocados, and Tomatoes. & You better try to eat it all. We Cubans love to eat and the word "diet" is non-existent.

2. Take a bite of some tropical fruit!

Make sure to try mamey, guava, mango, avocado, papaya, nispero, pineapple, etc. They are plain DELICIOUS. But bring a napkin!
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Make sure to try mamey, guava, mango, avocado, papaya, nispero, pineapple, etc. They are plain DELICIOUS. But bring a napkin!

3. Drink the famous coffee.

You'll be offered this everywhere you go. OH, and they drink it at breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and if they get any visitors. It's super sweet & strong, but SOO worth it.
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You'll be offered this everywhere you go. OH, and they drink it at breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and if they get any visitors. It's super sweet & strong, but SOO worth it.

4. Smoke a Cuban Cigar

The best cigar in the world. - True story.
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The best cigar in the world. - True story.

5. Dance. A LOT.

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Even if you suck. They are all amazing, so learn a few steps!

6. Enjoy the music culture!

You can find music in every corner. Move those hips!
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You can find music in every corner. Move those hips!

7. Enjoy the incredible architecture!

It's very colorful and YES, it will give you life!
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It's very colorful and YES, it will give you life!

8. Visit the historic sights! There are plenty to choose from

^ Example: El Morro in Havana - It was built in 1589 to keep Havana safe from pirates (oooooo!)
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^ Example: El Morro in Havana - It was built in 1589 to keep Havana safe from pirates (oooooo!)

9. Enjoy the 1950's cars!

& Take a ride!
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& Take a ride!

10. Of course, you can't go to Cuba and not enjoy the beaches!

Look at that clear water though! YAAAS!
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Look at that clear water though! YAAAS!

11. Visit La Habana Vieja (The old Havana)

It's kind of amazing in that vintage, history packed, colorful kind of way.
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It's kind of amazing in that vintage, history packed, colorful kind of way.

12. Enjoy the carnavals!

It's full of culture, dance, food, and LOTS of music!
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It's full of culture, dance, food, and LOTS of music!

13. Try a Cuban Mojito

It's pretty much the best Mojito you'll ever have.
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It's pretty much the best Mojito you'll ever have.

14. Check out the artisans!

The cuban people put so much love into their handmade crafts, it's kind of impossible not to notice it. Oh, and they are EVERYWHERE. Souvenir time!
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The cuban people put so much love into their handmade crafts, it's kind of impossible not to notice it. Oh, and they are EVERYWHERE. Souvenir time!

15. Go on a horse carriage ride at night!

& All the time! (Don't mind the smell)
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& All the time! (Don't mind the smell)

16. Check out the Bici Taxi (Bike Taxi)

You might go faster if you walk, but it's still pretty cool to enjoy the ride.
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You might go faster if you walk, but it's still pretty cool to enjoy the ride.

17. If you're into the catholic vibes...

Visit one of the many beautiful churches! Especially this beauty, Iglesia de La Virgen del Cobre in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Visit one of the many beautiful churches! Especially this beauty, Iglesia de La Virgen del Cobre in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

18. If you're into the beaches and the tourist vibes, then visit Cayo Coco

It's definitely the spot to relax and drink from a coconut!
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It's definitely the spot to relax and drink from a coconut!

19. Dance behind a Conga

Conga lines are meant to be joined, not watched. Don't be shy, everyone does it!
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Conga lines are meant to be joined, not watched. Don't be shy, everyone does it!

20. & Most importantly, enjoy the people.

The Cuban people are humble, caring, kind, friendly, with great hearts, and a great capacity to love. Cuba is beautiful, but its people are what make the island absolutely gorgeous.
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The Cuban people are humble, caring, kind, friendly, with great hearts, and a great capacity to love. Cuba is beautiful, but its people are what make the island absolutely gorgeous.

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