- Mosquitoes are very real there. Bring enough bug spray.
– You will NEED sun screen.
– They will charge you 6 dollars an hour for shitty internet.
– Calling cards don’t work there and you’ll have to pay to call people.
– Everyone there speaks Spanish and I found them really hard to understand.
– Locals are very friendly.
– Their outlets are different from Canadian outlets.
– The food is meh.
– There are a lot of random animals everywhere – wild pigs, peacocks, etc.
– Drinking alcohol is very casual and no one will judge you if you get day drunk.
– Their cigarettes are ridiculously cheap, like two dollars a pack.
– You can haggle prices with almost anyone.
– One mexican peso = 0.84 Canadian dollars,
– Bring a book to read for days when it’s too windy/nights where you can’t sleep.
– If you’re a woman and you walk their streets, everyone WILL slow down their cars and gawk at you. (not sure if this is true for men)
– Not much compares to drinking on their beaches at night.
– Try a Strawberry Daquiri.
– You will have to fill out forms on the plane ride there and plane ride back, so bring a pen.
– Kiss someone in their ocean.
– I hope this goes without saying but BRING YOUR PASSPORT.
– Do thorough research on your chosen hotel beforehand.
– Don’t drink their water unless you live there. Buy bottled (LOTS of bottled).
– Beware of their beer. It contains Cuban water so if you drink too much of it you’ll feel really weird.
– Keep your doors locked and windows shut at night (not just for Cuba; this relates to anywhere)
– Ask the bartenders what drink is good and their suggestions are usually awesome.
– Bring people you can actually stand to be around.