Welcome to the alternative travel guide to Cuba.
If you want to know which church to visit in Havana or how to get from Havana to Camaguey by bus, we refer you to the Lonely Planet. This is an alternative travel guide that will show you the ropes of life as a tourist in Cuba on a deeper level.
CubaConga starts where regular travel guides end… Just like Cuba starts where logic ends.
The first time we went to Cuba, we didn’t have a clue how different this country is to other tropical destinations. As seasoned travellers, we know cultural differences and we know that different does not mean “not as good as at home”. But nothing can prepare you to Cuba. Over 60 years of tropical communism has etched itself into the Cuban mentality, and we wish we had read this book before our first trip.
Hard to understand Cuba
It takes some time to understand Cuba and this alternative travel guide offers you a shortcut. Now, 14 years later, we start to understand the Cuban mentality, but it is only a start. To quote a good friend of ours, who lives on the island since the early 90’s: ‘If you think you understand Cuba, you don’t have a clue.’
And he is right; Cuba stays a mystery. But we do claim we understand what’s going on a lot better than travellers that enter the country for the first or second time. We wrote this travel guide because it annoyed us to see people being ripped of by the Cuban system, making their holidays expensive and frustrating.
Cuba Conga is an alternative travel guide.
We will show you how to handle the double money standard to save money and to make your Cuban experience much more authentic. We show you the pitfalls, scams and annoyances that are easy to avoid once you know them. We even show you how to get to know the real Cubans and how to avoid the leeches.
This Cuba alternative travel guide comes with a very simple guarantee: You don’t like it for whatever reason, we give you a full refund. We can’t imagine you don’t like it…
Apart from the tips and tricks to get more out of your stay in Cuba we will give you a lot of ‘nice to know’ information.
As you can see I’m not a native English speaker, but don’t worry, our book has been professionally edited for your reading comfort.
Our alternative travel guide will greatly enhance your Cuban experience. Cuba is a very special country and about half of the visitors leave very disappointedly. Let us help you to become part of the other group, that falls in love with Cuba, it’s people, music, life-style and culture!
We’ll give you a time-saving tip HERE. Just to make up for the time you’ve spent on our blog.