Where has March gone? Oh I remember I went to Cuba. Have to say had a fabulous holiday in Cuba. Cuba is certainly a photographers delight and Havana is a city you could spend many days in exploring. However do not think like us it would be a cheap holiday….there is nothing to buy but by the time you buy water, meals and pay tips it is quite expensive. Cuba has two currencies, the local currency and the Tourist Currency which can only be bought in Cuba. This Cuban Peso is 1 Convertible Peso is equivilant to 1 Australian dollar and is about 25 times the local Peso. Cuba depended alot on Russia until the fall of the Berlin Wall now their number one area of support is from Cuban Amercians followed by Tourism.
The place is certainly in a time warp aka 1959 ….much is in disrepair and Cubans face rations for stables, education and medical is free but many hunger for more which means that tipping and begging is rampant. The people are certainly friendly and helpful. Here are a few of my many snaps…enjoy!