Fidel and the Tortoise ~ Camagüey, Cuba

Fidel and the Tortoise ~ Camagüey, Cuba

Casa stays are a must in my opinion, if you want to have a slightly more real – or even surreal – Cuban experience.

This was my third trip to Cuba, but the first time on my own. No boyfriend, no groups, just me. I’d never stayed in a Casa (Cuban version of B&B / guesthouse) before, and being the sort that likes to research everything to death, it took me hours if not days to select what I thought were the The Ones. Was it worth all the research, and was it worth venturing out of my comfort zone of the 4 and 5 star hotels that are desperately trying to cling on to Old World glamour (and missing something) of half a century ago?

In the most unexpected way, it was.

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