Cuba Visit | Part 4 Daily Life

A little more on Cuba. You’re welcome to take a look.

Our View From Iowa

by Jim and Melanie

If all we showed you were tourist sites, you would miss some of the most interesting parts of our trip. Below we give some impressions of the food and housing, utilities, transportation, and employment we saw. Needless to say, we are not experts and it’s possible we got some things wrong. However, this is our understanding as best we can convey. If you would like to know more, an interesting source of information and data is available from The World Factbook of the CIA.


As tourists, we ate very well in Cuba. Our hotel’s European-style breakfast buffet included a vast array of breads and pastries, fruits, sausages and other meats, potatoes and eggs. Lunches and dinners were at government-owned or privately-owned restaurants. Though we had rice and beans at several meals, meat was always on the menu. Our first dinner in Cuba included roasted chicken, while…

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2 thoughts on “Cuba Visit | Part 4 Daily Life

  1. Thread crazy

    I’ve so enjoyed your pictures and information on Cuba. Back in 1991, we took our first cruise to island in eastern Caribbean. Many of your photos reminds me so much of sites we saw on those islands. It’s surprising how many had homes comprised of cinder blocks, tin and even cardboard. Amazing photos; something you’ll treasure from now on.

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      It’s funny. We know that in a lot of ways, this is only exciting BECAUSE it is Cuba. In so many ways the country is like others. It makes me want to see more of other countries too.


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