“It’s A’ight” and other actual comments from ignorant tourists on their first visit to Cuba

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There are people in this world who enjoy travelling and then there are people in this world who think they enjoy travelling but they don’t. In my line of work, I meet a lot of American guests who leave America on an American cruise ship, to spend days eating American food and enjoying American entertainment, so that they can go outside in another country to find the first Hooters, Burger King, or - if they’re really adventurous - Margaritaville for lunch and then come back to the ship to complain about everything that was not American enough for them i.e. The language, the music, the poverty. I'm by no means saying that all American tourists are like this, not at all, I'm just saying that these people exist …and these people should not go to Cuba. 

Below are some of the comments I’ve heard that leave me wondering if we just spent the day in the same place:

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Don't be like those people. Go to Cuba. Take an open mind.

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About the Sharonicles

The Sharonicles is a travel humour blog by a location-independent South African travel writer. After five years as a cruise ship crew member, Sharon is now trying to adjust to life on land with itchy feet. (That is an expression but cruise ships will literally give you Athletes Foot, just FYI.) Born and raised in Johannesburg, she is now exploring her new home city of Cape Town (and hopefully a number of more land-locked locations throughout the rest of the world too).

Here she shares advice, opinions and anecdotes revealing the funny side of travel from her experiences on five continents and a number of seas.

She also photographs a plastic flamingo called 'Rodrigo' on her travels because it seemed like a good idea ten years ago and 54 countries later, it’s probably too late to turn back now.

To find out more about Sharon and Rodrigo’s travel aspirations read this.

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