I’ve been to over 28 countries worldwide as a solo female backpacker. Many of these destinations posed serious traveler challenges that I wasn’t prepared to encounter.
I’m always trying to learn from my mistakes and pass forward helpful tips and guidance to others.
President Obama had lifted travel restrictions to Cuba, which meant I immediately purchased a ticket for an educational trip over to the famed Island. Classic old school backpacker style, I literally boarded a plane that literally dropped me off in Havana.
I had no tour planned and loose accommodations. Within minutes, negative self talk creeped into my mind, “Why didn’t I pay more attention during 8th grade Spanish class!” I had developed assumptions from traveling to other countries that I’d find an English speaking person to assist with navigation. I was wrong. The language barrier was a serious obstacle that made it difficult to secure accommodations, discuss dietary needs, find WIFI to connect with loved ones, plan transportation and more. Of course, being Wanderess Bleu, I was able to successfully rise above these challenges however I realized that most travelers would benefit from an small organized tour.
Experiencing a personal look inside Cuba’s revolution and history is something that all those interested should have access.
I took into consideration three district parts of Cuba that every traveler should experience during a 5 day trip: Ocean, Valleys and the City.
You will experience the best of Cuba with an English Speaking Guide, small groups, a clean modern hostel, easy access to WIFI and 5 days of a cultural fascinating educational tour at an affordable and fair price. (I can’t stand when some tour operators charge outrageous money for small group tours!)
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