Cuba. You didn’t know
When on holiday in Cuba there are a few fun facts that will be nice conversation starters and will help you get the most out of your experience.
- In 1492 Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba and claimed the island for the Kingdom of Spain.
- Viewed from above the island looks like a crocodile, locals refer to the island as El Cocodrilo.
- Cuba imports over 3 quarters of all the food.
- The Cuban cuisine is a delicious mix between Spanish and Caribbean food.
- Officially Cuba is an atheist state but most of the people are catholic.
- Internet is not allowed in Cuba. There are a few people who use it and if you use it without permission you may get 5 years in jail.
- When you want cigars you should ask for havanas and cigarros are cigarettes.
- Ernest Hemingway wrote “The Old Man and The Sea” and “For whom the Bell Tolls” while he was living in Cuba.
- Bacardi Rum was born in Cuba and after that moved to Puerto Rico.
- There are nine World Heritage sites in this small island.