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


Comments from ignorant tourists

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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:

Vintage cars on the Malecon


Havana Cuba - Depressing third world country


cute convertibles - Havana


 Havana, Cuba


Havana Beach, Cuba


El Capitolio street view


Havana street art


El Capitolio, Habana - Greengo quote

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



For more on Cuba, read these:


Havana, Cuba: The Ultimate Sexual Harassment Dream Vacation Destination
My Cuban Police Escorted Solo Excursion


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Sharon Waugh

Sharon is a writer, cruise ship entertainment host and freelance unicorn wrangler, living it up on the high seas. She also likes to photograph a plastic lawn flamingo in exotic locations because it seemed like a good idea 10 years ago and 53 countries later, it’s probably too late to turn back now.

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