Cuba Travel Guide - with Wired Destinations
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Cuba Shopping – with Wired Destinations
Cuba is not the ideal hangout when it comes to computers, electronic gadgets or the latest fashion trends. However, the country is still a nice place to do some serious shopping as there are many Cuba shopping opportunities for those who wish to explore. Local products here are very unique as compared to other parts of the world and we have highlighted a few things that most tourists go hunting for during their trip to Cuba shopping tour.
If you are looking for souvenirs and a unique shopping experience, try a stroll along one of the many local markets that can be found around the country. Traditional handicrafts that will be worth your pesos include painted miniature figurines and carved wooden accessories. You can also do some bargaining to get a more reasonable price at these markets.
One of the most popular souvenirs tourists are interested in buying while on this island is the merchandise of the Socialist revolutionary from Cuba. One of our recommendations would be T-shirts, postcards or wall scrolls of the guerrilla idol Che Guevara.
Cuba is an island full of rhythms and great musical genius. Cuban music has become internationally renowned. Cuba shopping would be incomplete without hunting for local Cuban music tapes and CDs. You can buy them at many of the licensed music stores throughout the country. The quality and the recordings are as great as the music. If you are prone to take up playing music yourself, get an authentic musical instrument like a classic Cuban guitar.
There are numerous artworks on sale in Cuba, which will definitely meet the art lovers’ preference. It is accepted to purchase art on the island, however, please note that you must get an official receipt to show to customs before you leave the country. If you do not have the receipt, then your newly acquired art product may be confiscated at the airport.
Cuba is home to the world’s finest cigars. Tourists can get them at factories in Havana, such as Real Fabrica de Tabocos Partagas, or in convenience stores and other specialized retailers. Some Cuban cigars from vendors can be fakes and they would be confiscated by customs officials at the airport. Some Cuban cigar favorites include Cohiba, Montecristos and Upmann. You can also get these cigar brands at your Cuba hotel, restaurants, outlets and even vending machines.
Santiago de Cuba, once home of the Barcadi family distillery, is now a place to sample delicious Cuban rum, Havana Club. Locals prefer rum and cocktails in town. Cuban rum is closely entwined with the Cuban culture and has become a national icon for the island state along with cigars, good music and old-timer cars.
For a unique, authentic Cuba shopping experience, don’t miss a relaxing stroll in Havana. You can find a variety of shops and vendors selling local handicrafts and musical instruments. Havana marks one of the best Caribbean travel destinations as this old town is rich in history as well as tourist attractions. Luxury products such as perfumes in lavish glass bottles and ceramic are found around Havana.
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