What I've seen in 2016 Cuba has now become a major destination for adventure ride bikers in 2017, when in 2016 one rented bicycle was a major attraction on the streets of Havana. Renting one car in Havana in highly tourist season requires a lot of non-informal ballet through employers of the rental company till the director of the rental company to be assured that tomorrow we will have the car. Even if there are only 2000km from the most western point to the eastern one travelling in Cuba is a challenge when dealing with police authority wich they are always right
Since I visited last year, Obama has visited Cuba putting the country on the path of a more relaxed sanctions regime, opening commercial gates; we don't know what will happen during Trump. Since the sanctions begun, Cuba is left with a scarcity of the most banal stuff, pens, towels, toilet paper and other like cars, tools, etc. The only thing that is a high performance is the health system which became a research destination for doctors. The currency is different pesos for Cubans than for foreigners convertible CUC, like any other mingle between inside and outside, campsites only for Cubans, resorts only for foreign tourists
Internet has just arrived thanks to some cards at a cost that half of a monthly salary for a half an hour card. Casa particular- apartments, or rooms to rent make it a better value alternative to the state owed hotels, which are expensive and filthy.
Coming from Ceausescu’s Romania, many Cubans we meet are curious about life after communist regime