As there is a post recommending a guide, thought I would put in a plug for my favourite Havana and area guide/facilitator, Jorge.
Having heard about him on ThA[font color=“191a18”]t other forum, [/font]I contacted about my plans to spend New Years Eve 2008 at Hotel National, followed by some dental work, Spanish lessons in Havana prior to touring the island. Everything was arranged flawlessly including
a stay at his aunt’s CP [attachment id=“187” thumbnail=“1”] in Vinales, she then arranged the next.
Excellent dentist was arranged at the University of Havana plus a 30 day stay in a CP within walking distance of the University.
He had one of his guides give me a days walking tour of historic Havana which included a bus trip from my casa to show me how they worked, the plan to return to the casa in a collective taxi was scrubbed when the driver tried to overcharge “the gringo” so we returned by bus.
The Spanish lessons were given by an ex-professora from the university who made more operating a CP and giving Spanish lessons. Even spent an interesting afternoon with Jorge & Manfredz at the Taberna.