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Renting A Home In Havana: A Short Guide

Monday April 01, 2019 (16:21:42)

The first challenge for expats when moving to a new country is finding a place to live. This can be a daunting task if you’re not familiar with the country and are unsure how and where to look. We compile informative guides to help you with these issues, and in this article, we’ll be looking at how to go about renting a home in Havana, Cuba.   more ...

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Hoping For Havana? A Short Guide To Cuba

Monday November 12, 2018 (15:19:56)

The Caribbean was the stage on which last acts of the Cold War played out, and while the curtain has not quite fallen on the decades-old stand-off, Cuba’s part is nearly over.

Just 90 miles from the United States, the socialist state has been far removed from the world stage thanks to an embargo that lasted nearly 50 years.   more ...

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Cuba - Expat Heaven Or Hell?

Thursday December 15, 2016 (20:34:57)

The death of Fidel Castro sent political shockwaves through the Americas as the the figurehead of Cuba’s revolution slipped into the history books. The socialist state he fought to found has already changed much in recent years, with the country’s Marxist philosophy softening. The death of the revolution’s leader is just one further step toward the opening up of this secretive island state.   more ...

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Cuba - Recommended Blogs

Tuesday November 22, 2016 (16:50:06)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Cuba and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Ten Things to Think About When Retiring To Cuba

Sunday November 15, 2015 (17:42:36)

When thinking about retirement destinations, Cuba isn’t often at the top of the list. With wonderful Caribbean weather, a good healthcare system, and an irresistible old-world charm, Cuba is an attractive retirement option. However, because of its chequered history with the United States of America, Cuba is a self-contained country and it is difficult to move there. Things have improved since early 2015 when both countries announced the resuming of diplomatic relations, and it is likely that things may change substantially, but only in time.   more ...

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Don’t Buy Property In Cuba Until You’ve Read This

Thursday October 01, 2015 (10:03:49)
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Buying property in a foreign country can be quite a complicated procedure. This is especially true in the case of Cuba as there are several restrictions on the ownership of houses even for citizens of the country. For more than half a century now, people haven’t been able to freely buy or sell houses on this Caribbean island.   more ...

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A Brief Guide To Residence Permits In Cuba

Wednesday September 30, 2015 (10:15:07)
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Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, is famous for its natural beauty, tropical weather, pristine beaches, clear waters, and historic buildings. Often called “The Pearl of The Caribbean”, this island is around 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Florida.

It is essential to obtain the relevant permits before entering Cuba. A tourist visa is only valid for 30 days (90 days if you are Canadian) and can be extended for a further 30 once you are there.   more ...

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How Safe Are Expat Women In Cuba?

Tuesday September 29, 2015 (10:43:19)
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Cuba doesn’t have a large expat population, as the rules and regulations make it difficult for outsiders to live there on a long-term basis. Even visiting Cuba as a tourist can be complicated, although restrictions have eased considerably in the last two decades. Roughly a third of Cuba’s visitors come from a single country, Canada. Of the remaining two-thirds, most come from the European Union, although there are visitors from other parts of the world too. The demographic of the expat population tends to be similar.   more ...

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Ten Of The Best Recreational Activities In Cuba

Monday September 28, 2015 (11:13:51)
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Cuba is notoriously difficult to get into, even as a tourist. Actually moving there is even more of a challenge. However, for those who do manage to live in Cuba, the country has a lot to offer. Here are ten of the best recreational activities to try in Cuba.

Horse-riding: This is quite popular among tourists, and for many expats, that’s an indicator of something that’s best avoided. However, don’t be quick to dismiss a bit of horse-riding – it can be a beautiful, memorable experience.   more ...

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Cuba - Recommended Websites

Tuesday September 08, 2015 (14:04:59)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Cuba and some of the sites that might be useful for expats there.

Cuba Headlines
http://www.cubaheadlines.com/

A news site that focuses mainly on local news in Cuba, this site is useful for English-speaking expats who want to get to know the social and political situation of their new home country.   more ...