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Everything I’d Read about Cuba Was a Lie

As I was researching a trip to Cuba, everything I read led me to believe that I would have to constantly be on guard in Havana, would surely come back with Zika, and would struggle to keep my vegetarian diet. Travel books and the internet were full of dire warnings about health, safety, comfort, and language barriers. It took me about a day in Cuba to realize this: None of it is true. If you’re considering a trip to Cuba, allow me to help by debunking the following myths for you.

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Caroline was hosted by Access Trips on the Culinary Cuba tour. See more of Caroline’s Cuba photos on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline and on Twitter @CarolineMorse1.


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