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review 12 Jan 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The New Year's Eve dinner at Buena Vista Social Club was an expensive highlight that was not included in the tour. Exciting parts were feeling as if we were on a movie set as the Old Cars cruised the street of the Malecon, The time warp that gripped Cuba. The decaying splendour of a bygone era and the gentle warm people who inhabited this island.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Learn a bit of Spanish, extremely useful as English speakers are not common in the outlaying areas that we visited. If using Casa Particulares be open minded about where you go..all our 9 stays were clean and some of the hosts were extremely charming.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think our stay in Casa particulares helped the local economy as some were using it to help with their living expenses while others were expanding their businesses. As far as enviro and social conservation I saw nothing except the decanting of fresh water from large containers into our reusable containers, perhaps I misunderstand the concept.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

8/10

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Heidi, Thank you for your feedback. Were glad you enjoyed the trip and its great that there were elements that both benefited local people and, showed initiatives to support the environment i.e. decanting of the fresh water and your stay in Casa. Im sure you will be pleased to know that this trip is carbon offset. We calculate the main carbon emissions from our trips, including emissions from the transport, accommodation and waste used on the trip. These emissions are then offset into internationally accredited renewable energy projects located in the destinations we visit. Its the little things we can that ensure were making an impact to being a responsible and sustainable business. Thank you.

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