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Old Apr 14, 19, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by R.bartlett View Post
where are or are there internet cafes or general Wi-Fi access in and around Havana.

we are travelling from our home in Tenerife to Havana to pick up the cruise ship msc opera. So in all will be spending around 5 days there.

havent been to Cuba for nearly 30 years so looking forward to seeing how its progressed

hints and tips other than Wi-Fi most welcome too.

To use WIFI in Cuba, you need to purchase internet cards. They are usually 1 CUC for an hour of use, and can be purchased at major hotels. You can access WIFI, using the cards, at hotels and some restaurants. There are also hot spots in various locations (e.g., parks), which you can identify by the dozens of Cubans sitting busy with their computers or phones. After you finish, turn off WIFI on your device, otherwise the remaining time on your card will continue to run.

Other hints? Have a meal at the restaurant Chacon 162, at that address in Habana Vieja. Excellent food and service, and wonderful ambiance with outdoor seating in a pedestrian street. Visit the Taller de Grafica, adjacent to the Cathedral plaza, founded by Che; watch the master printers create art using hand-operated machines from the 1700s. Have a drink and enjoy the view at the rooftop bar/restaurant of the Ambos Mundos hotel, and visit the room on the fifth floor where Hemingway lived and wrote for a time and which is preserved just as he left it.
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