What’s up world. It’s Jon and the question you must be asking yourself today is should I travel to Cuba? Are any of the three following things requirements for you to travel? Constant access to high speed internet. Top of the line customer service? And a wide selection of gourmet foods? If any of those three things are required for you. Stop watching this video right now. You should not travel to Cuba. Otherwise let’s proceed. Should I travel to Cuba? Should I not travel to Cuba? Cuba is an interesting place. That comes with it’s own unique challenges. For going there. And after spending a couple of weeks on the island. I’m going to chime in with some of my opinions. And i’m going to discuss if you should or should not travel to Cuba. You should travel to Cuba if you want to experience a culture that hasn’t changed all that much in the last 50 years. I’m talking vintage cars. And outside of Havana. Pigs running in the streets. Horse drawn carts. An agricultural society. And a whole lot of things that are going to blow your mind. You should not travel to Cuba if you can’t afford to be connected to the internet at all times. Getting internet in Cuba can be a little bit tricky. You either have to buy a card at a hotel. Or at a special office where there’s always a long line. So generally speaking your internet use is certainly going to go down. And you can only access the internet in certain places. Parks, hotels, you might start to feel a little bit disconnected from the outside world. And I know that can affect a certain amount of people. You should travel to Cuba if you love beautiful beaches and nice weather. Especially in the American winter. When I went in January. During the day the weather was gorgeous. At night it got a little bit cooler. Their was a nice breeze blowing in. And I even have a video about one of Cuba’s best beaches , so definitley check that one out. You should not travel to Cuba if you expect everything to run smoothly. Buses are going to be sold out. And there is going to be no alternative forms of transportation. Restaurants and bars are going to be closed without warning. And sometimes you’re going to find it easier to buy beer than water at certain stores. You’ve just got to suck it up. There’s no 7-11, there’s no McDonalds in Cuba to bail you out. You should travel to Cuba to interact with the Locals. Especially outside of Havana. I noticed they were a very warm, down to earth bunch. They’re going to be curious about where you’re from. So definitley give that a shot. You should not travel to Cuba if you can’t handle seeing socialist and communist messages plastered all over. For example when you’re driving on the highway. Instead of seeing billboards for advertisements for clothing. Restaurants. You’re going to see Fidel Castro this, Pro socialist this, Pro communist that. If you can’t handle it, you definitley should not go to Kuba. You should travel to Cuba to see how people who are pretty disconnected from the outside world live. Family values are extremely important there. And one of my favorite things about living in Trinidad was just walking around and seeing families hanging out outside , talking without cellphones. And just enjoying each others time. You should not travel to Cuba if you’re expecting to find a large variety of gourmet foods, outside of Havana. And any big city it’s going to be difficult to try to locate anything past fish, pork, or chicken. At many restaurants. And speaking of restaurants. Customer service is going to be slow. You might be waiting a while to get your check. You should travel to Cuba if you’re American. I never heard a single bad thing from a Cuban person about the United States. In fact many of them told me about their relatives living in either Miami or New York. I do have a funny story though. I was talking to a British woman. And she said we’re in a rush right now to travel to Cuba before all the Americans get there. And I looked at her and I said. I have bad news for you. It’s to late. We’re already here. And yes Americans are starting to travel to Cuba. In droves. It’s about time you checked it out. I hope after watching this video you accept some of the basic challenges and hurdles that will come with traveling to Cuba. And this is as of early 2017. I do want to encourage everyone out there again to check out my Cuba vlogs. I’m linking the playlist down below. There’s 4 different episodes. 4 different experiences. And I hope that you guys really enjoy them. Like this video. Share it with your friends. Who might be considering traveling to Cuba. And certainly subscribe to Here Be Barr. We’ve got travel vlogs, travel tips videos, just like this one. Coming out weekly. Looking to help you guys travel smarter. Be a part of where you go. Thanks for watching.