All you need to know before visiting Cuba

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Budget The first thing you need to know is that Cuba has two official currencies. Most locals get paid in Cuban pesos (CUP), while in tourism Convertible pesos (CUC) are used (1 CUC equals 1 USD). With CUP you can only purchase the basics, such as fruits and vegetables, smaller meals, basic groceries and produce, street snacks and collectivo (shared taxi) and intercity bus rides. With CUC you can pay for everything else - accommodation, excursions, meals at sit-down restaurants, more comfortable 'tourist' transportation, internet, car rentals, etc. If you stick to the basics - the items and services that...

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