After multiple years of travel to Cuba, I’ve had the opportunity to witness a country in transformation albeit poco a poco (little by little). The once forbidden island and the United States have started to open their doors, starting with people to people, educational tours. This led to the 2014 announcement by Castro and Obama of reestablishing diplomatic relations. Like a row of dominos, the small changes continue with the entrance of cruise ships, President Obama, The Rolling Stones, and now even commercial flights. Regardless of news coverage and even Anthony Bourdain going there, first timers don’t understand Cuba. It is very complicated. Unless you have been to Cuba multiples times, there are many things you will not understand or even know. Quite honestly, the more I know about Cuba the more confused I get.

So, let me share with you…5 Things You Don’t Know About Cuba, but Should