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How To Learn The Language In Cuba

Cuba is an intriguing country in which to live and work, with an interesting recent history in which politics has dominated every aspect of life. If you are intending to live and work in Cuba, whether as an English teacher or in another sector, one of your first priorities will be to consider the ease with which you are able to communicate: how fluent do you have to be in the local language, for example? We will look at your best options as an ex ...    more ...

Hoping For Havana? A Short Guide To Cuba

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 ...

Cuba - Expat Heaven Or Hell?

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 ...

Ten Things to Think About When Retiring To Cuba

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 resumin ...    more ...

How Safe Are Expat Women In Cuba?

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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 ...    more ...

Ten Of The Best Recreational Activities In Cuba

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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-ri ...    more ...

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