10 Things NOT to Do in Cuba

  • Опубликовано: 18 фев 2016
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    Did you know up until 1997, it was actually illegal for Cubans to mingle with tourists? It's okay now though, and today even Americans are allowed to explore the country that was barred to them for 55 years. This unique “time warp” island is generally safe and friendly, but there are a few things NOT to do in Cuba.
    1. Don’t Bring Bling
    The average Cuban salary is about $20 per month, so don't flaunt your wealth. Walking around with dazzling jewelry and slick smart phones can make you a target to pickpockets.

    2. Don’t Take Pics of Police
    It’s illegal to take photos of any military, police or airport personnel in Cuba. If you want to avoid unpleasant interrogations from the authorities, don’t get snap-happy in front of these officials.
    3. Don’t Diss Fidel
    It's illegal for Cubans to criticize the government. Of course, they may discuss things covertly amongst themselves, but you don’t qualify. So don’t dare to diss the Castros or Communism in casual conversation.

    4. Don’t Blow Your Nose in Public
    Cubans consider this to be extremely rude. If you have a cold or allergies, it’s best to take care of things in private.
    5. Don’t Fall for the Jineteros
    A Jinetero is a seemingly friendly local that suddenly charges you for assistance you didn’t really ask for. Some of these hustlers besiege you with hard-luck stories to guilt you into paying more money. This also applies to the escorts and prostitutes on the island who make a living off of lonely middle-aged tourists.
    6. Don’t Forget to Bring a Few Gifts
    Local hotel staff and guides appreciate cash tips, but also things like shampoo, school supplies or canned tuna. Some airlines allow passengers to bring an extra bag full of sundries like this for “humanitarian aid” purposes.
    7. Don’t Get Short Changed
    The official local currency is the CUP, however tourists have to use the CUC, but there's a 13% exchange fee when converting US dollars. Best to bring euros, Canadian dollars or Sterling. Also beware of Jineteros offering to exchange with you on the streets. Even shop keepers are notorious for short-changing and switching CUP for CUC!
    8. Don’t Take Unlicensed Taxis
    Cuba’s streets are full of these: and some even operate as taxis. Many are not metered, so you’ll have to negotiate a fare upfront. Watch out for unlicensed taxis, you may be setting yourself up for a scam or robbery.
    9. Don’t Forget the Cigars
    John F. Kennedy famously stocked up on 1,200 cigars before imposing the 1962 embargo. After 50 years, Americans can now legally bring back $100 worth of tobacco and alcohol.
    12. Don’t Do Drugs
    Cubans can receive the death penalty for drug consumption. Tourists however can be sent to maximum security prison.

    Most important of all, don’t delay coming here. Cuba is a magical country you'll want to see before word gets out.

Комментарии • 812

  • DatsMyDab -Minecraft - And- More
    DatsMyDab -Minecraft - And- More День назад

    The sneezing thing is not true11

  • DatsMyDab -Minecraft - And- More
    DatsMyDab -Minecraft - And- More День назад

    Its like 100 a month

  • the robloxan
    the robloxan 2 дня назад

    isint a cigar a drug

  • Ashley’s Vlogs
    Ashley’s Vlogs 5 дней назад

    Am Cuban so I know this
    You can blow your nose where ever tf u want. In Cuba you can pee where ever tf u want sooooo its not a bad thing.
    Basically you can have your tits out in Cuba or even be naked. So talk with real Cubans before you even make a video about Cuba

    EL INDIO 11 дней назад

    What cuba did you go to and that is NOT what a jinetero is. Its a male prostitute.

  • What What
    What What 12 дней назад

    Try to say bring bling 20 times fast

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  • Alietys Ponce
    Alietys Ponce 15 дней назад

    Wow I am cuban ur lying on somethings

  • Candy Apple
    Candy Apple 21 день назад

    My friend went to Cuba and these rules are not true.

  • Fluffychu
    Fluffychu 22 дня назад

    Please do Italy next!!

  • imagamer thanks
    imagamer thanks 22 дня назад

    Bring cigars next tip is don't do drugs
    So do I bring cigars or don't bring cigars????????? What the heck

  • _isaac_is_dumb_
    _isaac_is_dumb_ 23 дня назад

    I’m Mexican GO TO MEXICO INSTEAD 🇲🇽

  • Javier Lopez
    Javier Lopez 26 дней назад

    Im cuban and i wonder to myself why i N waching this

  • Paragonix 360
    Paragonix 360 26 дней назад

    Expect every cuban street food to be ham sandwiches

  • gamer kid
    gamer kid 26 дней назад

    My friend is from Cuba

  • David Gonzalez
    David Gonzalez 27 дней назад

    Im cuban not lying

  • who gives a fuck zapps is king Guaragna

    And do not marry one scumbags

  • Mauro van Mook
    Mauro van Mook Месяц назад

    Man what are you talking about

  • Bella Smith
    Bella Smith Месяц назад

    So basically this video is so false 🤦🏻‍♀️, don’t bother watching is waste of time

  • Forrest 12
    Forrest 12 Месяц назад

    Not true that is a lie

  • Luhve Thalia
    Luhve Thalia Месяц назад

    This is all fucking lies

  • Ben Phillipp
    Ben Phillipp Месяц назад +2

    I have a friend from Cuba and she told me the only problem in there is that there is to much rain 😂........

  • Travel On Fire
    Travel On Fire Месяц назад

    The comments to this video seem a lot more informative than the video itself! Thank you guys for commenting and calling out the BS!

  • umm
    umm Месяц назад

    fuck u

  • Rosie
    Rosie Месяц назад

    “Communism is a burro”😂

  • BLANK ?
    BLANK ? Месяц назад

    Yay I don’t have to exchange money again!

    According to Canadians

  • Vicky Dyas
    Vicky Dyas Месяц назад +1

    *Who else has never been to Cuba?!?!?!?*

  • shayy Eclipse
    shayy Eclipse Месяц назад +1

    My dad lived in Cuba havana and your lying

  • Shmee shmoo :3 Memez
    Shmee shmoo :3 Memez Месяц назад

    “It’s illegal to take pictures of police...” how did they get the picture and video?

  • Rio World
    Rio World Месяц назад

    Just found out that cuba was going to bomb the shit out of the air base in D.R many years ago..due to navy affairs but it never happened due to D.R complying to cuban request. Wow the things you learn over time.

  • Leonard Njoroge
    Leonard Njoroge Месяц назад

    Can you put 10. Rules in finland or belguim

  • Jorge Quintana
    Jorge Quintana Месяц назад

    Yaaaaaaasssssssss love cuba

  • Maria PEREZ
    Maria PEREZ Месяц назад


  • Freddie Rivera
    Freddie Rivera Месяц назад

    All I can tell you people that Cuba Is a shithole !
    So many other beautiful places where to go & not to Worry about all that crap in Cuba !
    Be wise and visit places that are not 50 years behind.

  • Amanda R
    Amanda R Месяц назад

    This entire video was just BS. Everything except the whole taking pictures of police and talking about the government is false. Trust me, you can blow your nose anywhere, we don't care. Unlicensed taxis are just trying to earn a living and wont scam you, they're just trying to survive and work what they can. Do you think they want to put strangers in their cars everyday and risk getting caught?No, but they need the money.

  • Miss Rhiannon
    Miss Rhiannon Месяц назад

    Its totally good to blow ur nose

  • Little price 360
    Little price 360 2 месяца назад

    The Dont blow your nose in public is not true because I’m Cuba and my parents are in Cuba and we never heard of that

  • Yauicidjnssbsj Msisisisjsn
    Yauicidjnssbsj Msisisisjsn 2 месяца назад

    Lol I love this fake as tips it’s funny as fuck;)

  • Arnav Doom
    Arnav Doom 2 месяца назад

    Feb GMT Jen Gwent Feng flump teen TM mm t GB he egg he be.

  • Jillian the lovely princess angel
    Jillian the lovely princess angel 2 месяца назад

    How about India

  • Nux Lego Studios
    Nux Lego Studios 2 месяца назад


  • Thi Than
    Thi Than 2 месяца назад

    1:59 see you pee

  • matthew 1999
    matthew 1999 2 месяца назад

    This is happens when the far left take control of a country

  • 1xrxaxrxex1
    1xrxaxrxex1 2 месяца назад


  • Joel Cruz
    Joel Cruz 2 месяца назад

    Fuck that if I can’t smoke weed in Cuba, I’ll probably never see the country

  • That One
    That One 2 месяца назад

    1. Travel there

  • Jasper Karpfen
    Jasper Karpfen 2 месяца назад

    My tip: only use the unlicensed taxis. They cost 1/10 of the price

    YAM AHA 2 месяца назад

    stop with the clickbait

  • Leonardo donatelo
    Leonardo donatelo 2 месяца назад

    Beautifull country. They still walking with horses out there. Todo los caminos que busque en europeo y estados unidos. Don't feed me afther midnight. Respect it much. Yeah. Thank you very much for everything what you people have done in history. Thank you very much for everything. Respect for the real soldiers out there. I know your history. Fuck fascist people.

  • Mike Sollows
    Mike Sollows 2 месяца назад

    Cuba is a shit hole , the food is shit , your hotel sheets make you itch , enjoy your gelly ache and rash eh ..

    LAFFY TAFFY 2 месяца назад

    Bru I'm cuban

  • Gaby del cristo
    Gaby del cristo 3 месяца назад

    We dont think blowing your nose is rude 😂like what?

  • Lord Machiavelli
    Lord Machiavelli 3 месяца назад

    Am palastinian , can i go Cuba ?

  • Za Stalin
    Za Stalin 3 месяца назад

    Also Cubans have smart phones

  • Za Stalin
    Za Stalin 3 месяца назад

    Uh I'd like to see you hand a can of tuna to a hotel caretaker. They will just look at you funny and laugh, especially if you're an english speaking white person.

  • Brian Palmer
    Brian Palmer 3 месяца назад

    Can I take a shit in Cuba in peace or will I get in trouble

  • ✨Suri✨
    ✨Suri✨ 3 месяца назад

    Really the person who made this video, truly knows nothing of our Cuban culture. Please if you want to know what Cuba is really like ask a Cuban lol 😂 #MiCubaBella 🇨🇺❤️

    • Leonardo donatelo
      Leonardo donatelo 2 месяца назад

      I have a question. Can I go with boat too cuba. And live out there? Because I understand that they don't want too cooperate with fascist people. It's very dissapointment that the americans don't wound too cooperate with fidel and ernesto. That's my appointment.

  • Smokin Crayz
    Smokin Crayz 3 месяца назад

    You know what’s wrong with this clip? Well it’s like going to a Italian restaurant and ordering sushi.

  • Paula
    Paula 3 месяца назад

    I want to vacation in Cuba because I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world but with all those rules I think I’ll stay on American soil lol

    BLOODY NIGHT 4 месяца назад

    U know tha cuban people love Castro because he get them out from the shits of capitalism

  • Katerina G
    Katerina G 4 месяца назад

    Wait..what ? Lol

  • Ron Burgundy
    Ron Burgundy 4 месяца назад

    Stay away from Politics

  • careless
    careless 5 месяцев назад

    Not allowed to critize a communist government sounds more fascist than anything else... the irony of commies.

  • Ernesto Fernandez
    Ernesto Fernandez 5 месяцев назад

    You don’t know cuba 😂

  • Kdkdmek Jjdjdd
    Kdkdmek Jjdjdd 5 месяцев назад

    Bro this is bullshit everything here is not true I’m was born and raised in Cuba and they should’ve talked to an actual Cuban before making this video

  • Cipher Oceanus
    Cipher Oceanus 6 месяцев назад

    Americans stay out of 🇨🇺

    • Cipher Oceanus
      Cipher Oceanus 4 месяца назад

      Amalia D. Rodriguez We really don’t want to help the Cuban economy! We want the government to change..

    • Amalia D. Rodriguez
      Amalia D. Rodriguez 4 месяца назад

      Americans please visit Cuba! It helps the (Cuban) economy!!!

  • ChrisWhite85
    ChrisWhite85 6 месяцев назад

    Rule No. 13 - Don't try to read the Embargo in this video!

  • Kobkeaw Boyd
    Kobkeaw Boyd 6 месяцев назад

    After I see this video !!!! I'm not go there ever!!!!!

  • GowiththeFlow XD
    GowiththeFlow XD 6 месяцев назад +1

    Who is Cuban 🇨🇺

    CHIEF CMG 6 месяцев назад

    I wanted to go but you changed my mind I can’t smoke weed ? Get the fk outta here lol subscribe to me if you see this in 2018 2019 2020

  • rtwpaul
    rtwpaul 7 месяцев назад

    what a crock of shit, go there before you make these types of videos

  • Eugene Murphy
    Eugene Murphy 7 месяцев назад

    White people's bullshit know it all guide to traveling. DON'T LISTEN TO ANY OF THIS SHIT

  • o p
    o p 7 месяцев назад


  • Undead Girl
    Undead Girl 7 месяцев назад

    I'm Cuban so shut the fuck up

  • TheCrazyLady
    TheCrazyLady 7 месяцев назад

    Lol, the thing about blowing your nose is soo stupid..You can do it, we have no problem with it. And you can take any taxi, the old cars (called Almendrones) that doesn't have a logo also have licences, they have to pay to government to do that job, the best thing is that they will be cheaper than the official ones. Don't worry nothing will happen to you.Cubans don't kill, because they are stock on the island lol, no way to escape.

    • Amalia D. Rodriguez
      Amalia D. Rodriguez 4 месяца назад

      Honestly like Cubans will spit on the ground right in front of you

  • Alex Dat Boi
    Alex Dat Boi 7 месяцев назад

    Descarado come pinga no sabe nada de el putu mundo

  • Alex Dat Boi
    Alex Dat Boi 7 месяцев назад

    Im cuban and um u can blow your nose anywhere no one cares

  • Peter C
    Peter C 7 месяцев назад

    just go and have fun

  • amanita333
    amanita333 7 месяцев назад

    >death penatly for having fun
    >fantastic country
    choose one

  • Lil Avocado
    Lil Avocado 7 месяцев назад

    Oml the taxi is my childhood I loved riding in them

  • Double Agent
    Double Agent 7 месяцев назад


  • Living Walks
    Living Walks 7 месяцев назад

    Thanks for the video, very helpful. We've filmed some immersive walk through's (no ads or agenda), but just because we would have liked to have seen something like this ourselves before going... so that would be a 'do' I'd recommend before going ruclip.com/video/PpnIbHkKZUw/видео.html&t=2s

  • Nirvana Crown
    Nirvana Crown 7 месяцев назад

    Wow I’m not Cuban and even I smell bullshit in this video... anyhoo.... I’m gonna blow my nose anywhere I please...

  • alex left-wing
    alex left-wing 7 месяцев назад

    This video is pure BS

  • Sold Not Told P
    Sold Not Told P 7 месяцев назад

    Sounds horrible

  • Mark Lee
    Mark Lee 7 месяцев назад

    I've been to cuba. Don't think the guy who made this ever has tho.

  • I’m Dominican Bitch
    I’m Dominican Bitch 7 месяцев назад

    Dominican Republic is awesome🇩🇴❤️🤙🏼But I’ve been to Cuba it’s not bad

  • Sam Peterson
    Sam Peterson 7 месяцев назад

    I have a very strong feeling that the person that made this video has never been to Cuba

  • Silk Spectre
    Silk Spectre 7 месяцев назад

    Ok so bring Euros and a native Cuban friend with you and you should be just fine. Go on your own risking forgetting even one of those things in the "don'ts" category and suffer gratuitously. Oh my damn. I'm glad that I have had the chance to meet and keep a really close friend of mine, whom I love, from Cuba. I'm excited to go!

  • Andrew Hawawini
    Andrew Hawawini 8 месяцев назад

    How about fuck all cubans, do whatever the hell you want and carry a pocket knife at all times

  • pepijn
    pepijn 8 месяцев назад

    The avarage Cuban salary is not 20$ a month, they get payed per 1,20$ a month you ignorant american.....

  • Angelica Maria Estrada Pacheco
    Angelica Maria Estrada Pacheco 8 месяцев назад

    I'm Cuban, 26 years old and scientist. Blowing your nose is normal, I have allergies and I do it all the time. In my experience turist don't get involve with jineteros unless they want to, and anyway if someone bothers you, you can always call the police, they tame this seriously. And there's not such thing as illegal or dangerous taxis. The old American cars are the taxis we all use. They are exquisit for tourists and you'll be fine. About the other stuff it might be.

  • Camila Piña
    Camila Piña 8 месяцев назад

    Cuba is not a country it's an island

  • Stephanie Reyes
    Stephanie Reyes 8 месяцев назад

    I’m Cuban I’m from Santa Clara and blowing your nose is perfectly fine

  • Ryan7
    Ryan7 8 месяцев назад

    I from Cuba this video is so bad Lmao u need to Cuba

  • José Gómez
    José Gómez 8 месяцев назад

    So how do I pay prostitutes? In CUP, CUC , US dollars, or Euros? Please advise.

  • Daniela  Ponjuan Sanabria
    Daniela Ponjuan Sanabria 8 месяцев назад

    this video is bullshit

  • nukestrom
    nukestrom 8 месяцев назад

    Don't blow your nose in public no matter where. Its disgusting and I haven't seen this is being practiced elsewhere.

  • Brenno Calderan
    Brenno Calderan 8 месяцев назад +1

    number 11, don't be happy and healthy

  • Thomas
    Thomas 8 месяцев назад

    You CAN get CUP as a tourist and I highly recommend to change some CUC in CUP! You get a more authentic view of cuba when you use those often and get off way cheaper, too.

  • brainsareus
    brainsareus 8 месяцев назад

    I'm Ameican born of Cuban parents. I've got to say; that the taboo on public nose blowing, is news to me. Is this a post-revolutionary convention in Cuba [1959, onwards?]