• Опубликовано: 11 фев 2015
  • #CUBA: What a country, what a culture, what an adventure!!! Cuba was one of our best adventures so far, so it's hardly surprising that this video lands straight on our highlights reel.
    You guys know we are addicted to travel and that we do it on a super tight budget, so leaving our VW Kombi home behind and backpacking to Cuba was a real vacation for us.
    In the Cuba episode we use everything that we've learnt about travel to hunt out the best deals and free adventures so that we could make this trip possible.
    Honestly Cuba has two sides, the local side and the tourist side - they even both have separate currencies would you believe?!
    A lot of the Cuban tourist scene that is presented to you is 5 Star hotels and Caribbean beaches. In this 2 part series we wanted to strip all that away and show you the real Naked Cuba, and also show you that Cuba can be one of the most exciting and cheap places to travel in the world!
    For the first time since we met little Alaska (the adventure Pup) (back in Lima, Peru we had to leave her behind to look after the Kombi, but don't worry she will be back for more K9 adventures really soon.
    Until then, we're going on a Backpacking Adventure, and we are taking you with us!
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Комментарии • 346

  • Kombi Life
    Kombi Life  2 года назад +10

    Do you speak another language? Help us translate this video so others can enjoy it too.

    • marti-grecia Odalyz
      marti-grecia Odalyz 9 месяцев назад

      what would you like to know?

    • Juan Ortiz
      Juan Ortiz 9 месяцев назад

      Amazing documentary! you shows the real Cuba and Havana as it is! keep doing this videos everywhere, are great!

    • Mishelle Q. Acea
      Mishelle Q. Acea Год назад

      i talk swedish and spanish but more swedish

    • Tito
      Tito 2 года назад +1

      i helped you a bit on the spanish one

  • Mahmud Solayman
    Mahmud Solayman 7 дней назад

    i laughed so hard at the Rumpy Pumpy part.
    You guys are so amazing.
    Thanks for the video.
    awesome adventure.

  • Julia Smith
    Julia Smith 10 дней назад

    Excellent. Thanks.

  • dennis morley
    dennis morley 3 месяца назад

    Iv'e just watched this and can honestly say its better than the travel programs seen on tv. The leading lady is also gorgeous.

  • Steven Forman
    Steven Forman 3 месяца назад

    sweet vid. :)

  • Stanley Odhiambo
    Stanley Odhiambo 3 месяца назад

    Let me polish my Spanish am moving to Cuba alright

  • Willie Suarez
    Willie Suarez 4 месяца назад

    I found your channel just yesterday and I have been watching none stop since then. Imagine my surprise when I realize you went to my Island of Cuba.

  • camila pruna
    camila pruna 9 месяцев назад

    i always ask myself why people never go south like to santiago or bayamo in cuba. santiago’s and bayamo are really fun, specially in the summer cuz of the carnival

  • marti-grecia Odalyz
    marti-grecia Odalyz 9 месяцев назад

    have no regrets having been so thoroughly drunk through my time there! reason being, the rum was exquisite!!!!! cono! without the ~ on top!

  • marti-grecia Odalyz
    marti-grecia Odalyz 9 месяцев назад

    i spent 21 totally drunk on "la Negrita" rum, and oh, of course, "Havana club" days in Havana and on my way to Matanzas and Oriente province. i had never been that continually drunk in my life, but when there in April of 1998, the country was in such "overall of everything" need-that i did not want to take such conditions into my mind, all at once. rum helped me cope!

  • marti-grecia Odalyz
    marti-grecia Odalyz 9 месяцев назад

    guarapo is an acquired taste! it is very sweet, but for some reason, difficult to swallow! what did you think of it?

  • lashermanitasponpon
    lashermanitasponpon 9 месяцев назад

    He llorado a mocos sueltos al ver ese ni~o llorando de impotencia por los golpes del entrenamiento.
    Me recordó tanto mi hijo, cuando lo puse en Judo, porque todos los otros le daban.

  • CyanideSun94
    CyanideSun94 10 месяцев назад

    This makes me wanna go back to Cuba so bad. I was there for two months studying spanish in Cienfuegos through a school here in Sweden. The food you got for moneda national was deffently much more worth it than the touristy food

    • CyanideSun94
      CyanideSun94 10 месяцев назад

      Two minutes more into the video: and the casa particulare breakfastes ooh. Why do i watch this it hurts :'(

  • Carlos Manuel Zerpa
    Carlos Manuel Zerpa Год назад

    What a dump. you liberals are crazy.

  • say no more unite
    say no more unite Год назад

    Love Cuba food people land

  • Suzie  cream cheese
    Suzie cream cheese Год назад

    Wow the virtues of communism.

  • Jacob White
    Jacob White Год назад

    For the life of me, I can’t imagine why any right minded educated civilised person, would go to a toilet like this. Why ? It’s a third world slum where your more likely to get killed than laid.

    • J Rodriguez
      J Rodriguez Год назад

      Ken Mackenzie you get kill first in the streets of NY LA NO BEFORE Cuba

  • Y C
    Y C Год назад

    By far the best Cuba video I have seen. I havent been there in a 30 yrs and it brought back a ton of memories. Thank you. You guys rock.

  • Oscar Siordia
    Oscar Siordia Год назад

    How much did you pay for the cigars?

  • zeev aloni
    zeev aloni Год назад

    11:35 Those roaches came from the toilet. Just saying.

  • Caolho, o Pirata
    Caolho, o Pirata Год назад

    Honestly it looks like Rio de Janeiro but with less finishing

  • Ahmed AbuFaris
    Ahmed AbuFaris Год назад

    The poorest travelers i have ever met
    thanks for the video though

  • Pietro
    Pietro Год назад


  • jimmy brouwer
    jimmy brouwer Год назад

    does anybody know what car is shown at 2:17

  • Jeremiah Wilson
    Jeremiah Wilson Год назад

    Cuba looks rough. Wow.

  • Jerry Munroe
    Jerry Munroe Год назад

    Riding in a broken down cock roach infested train is not my idea of fun--yuck!

  • Skoda130
    Skoda130 Год назад

    I think that boxing was kinda like child abuse.. Especially due to the peer pressure of the surrounding adults.

  • Berliner Stadtschloss
    Berliner Stadtschloss Год назад

    Jesus, what a fright, when These stupid backpackers suddenly bleat "we`re in Cuba" into the camera.How shamefully stupid they are clad, how childish their silly faces look.If a were a Cuban, I would dig a hole and shove them right in.

  • travel monkey
    travel monkey Год назад

    You guys speak Cuban

  • Shan
    Shan Год назад

    First time watching your video, I like the concept. What I can't understand is why child boxing is your favorite. He was obviously forced to do so? what's so fun about watching how adults push the children to BEAT UP the other one? I don't think its something to laugh about.

  • Tome Zhao
    Tome Zhao Год назад

    Air conditioning?

  • TheKruze88
    TheKruze88 Год назад

    wow your actually kissing your girl for a first time

  • LJ C
    LJ C Год назад

    great video guys, would love to see pt 2 soon! I have been to Cuba 3 times since 2014 & loved every minute! i also went off the beaten track with a local driving me all over the country. we had a blast. I had a great insight to how the locals struggle on a daily basis to feed their families. I hate those all inclusive hotels full of tourists who never leave the resorts. We stayed in casas & had the best meals. Cuba is not cheap for the tourist & the last time i went in 2016 prices had gone up significantly. the average casa in habana vieja is 40-50 CUC per room per night. Let's hope it doesn't get spoilt. if you go to cuba make sure you tip for good service - tips are their lifeline. oh yeah & take plenty of your own toilet paper, theirs is crap!! pun intended! felices viajes amigos!
    PS I'm from Australia & all they seem to know about my country is Skippy the bush kangaroo, a 1960s TV show! haha very funny actually!

  • The Travel Vlogger
    The Travel Vlogger Год назад

    Keep sharing!

  • Mohamed Jahlan
    Mohamed Jahlan Год назад

    Where does the bus stop in central habana from airport?

  • robert semicolondia
    robert semicolondia Год назад

    its cool huh

  • Wandering Travels
    Wandering Travels Год назад

    There is a great translator app and it helps a great deal by speaking into phone and translates language back and forth by voice

  • Heru- deshet
    Heru- deshet Год назад

    Looks like the white Cubans fled the country.

  • unLEASHed Around the World
    unLEASHed Around the World Год назад

    Hello, Can you tell me what bus you took from the airport to havana? Was it a bus for locals? I know the Hop on Hop off bus doesn't go that far. Where did the bus drop you off in Havana and how long was the ride? Thanks!

    • unLEASHed Around the World
      unLEASHed Around the World Год назад

      I went and had a good time. Thanks!

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  Год назад +1

      yes local bus - passes by not at terminal but at main road so you have to walk 20 mins to get to the bus stop. It drops you off all over central Havana, can't remember exactly where but bicycle taxis are less than a dollar when you get there.

  • monoecumsemper
    monoecumsemper 2 года назад

    why don't you tell people about the REAL 'real Cuba' before the so-called communist "revolution", which today's squalor charade is bound to redevelop into ?? thanks in advance for redoing your video.

  • Allen Hall
    Allen Hall 2 года назад

    One of the best episodes yet!

  • Viajando con Chacho
    Viajando con Chacho 2 года назад

    7:00; 8:17 and 14:04 the best scenes.. I loved them...

  • Josh Mcintyre
    Josh Mcintyre 2 года назад

    Good vid, but learn to behave in other countries. Skinny dipping is ok in certain countries, mainly frowned upon in many. Cuba have lots of eyes if you didn't know.

  • Nikay
    Nikay 2 года назад

    It gives me the times when me and my dad went to Cuba But :( My dad left me

  • Samuel Texeira
    Samuel Texeira 2 года назад

    How were you able to get local currency as tourists? Is it simple to do?

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  2 года назад

      +Samuel Texeira yes very easy at multiple exchange places

  • PimpMyFuneral
    PimpMyFuneral 2 года назад

    Great video - like the kids boxing! Thanks I'm going to Cuba for the first time soon!

  • TheRealChattyPatty
    TheRealChattyPatty 2 года назад +1

    Amazing video. I'm planning a birthday trip to Cuba in April. I can't wait.

  • Yandry Pozo
    Yandry Pozo 2 года назад +11

    I'm from Cuba and I must say you guys are my heroes, going to the East of Cuba on a train ?? dammm Great video btw!! super accurate

  • Sal 040
    Sal 040 2 года назад +1

    Nice Video i was last year in Havana for 2day from Varadero ,btw Kombilife means -Life in Van in Albanian ,Cheers

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  2 года назад

      thanks for the translation.

  • Ghulam Rasul
    Ghulam Rasul 2 года назад

    Love to Castro Long live Castro

  • Travel Hub 365
    Travel Hub 365 2 года назад


  • Ziom Porter
    Ziom Porter 2 года назад

    Eu posso ser cubano e brasileiro mas cuba é minha cidade natal assim é América

  • Jojov
    Jojov 2 года назад

    wow the carsss Jesus. cuba was left behind./

  • Are You Mad ?
    Are You Mad ? 2 года назад +1

    lol what a shithole

    • Tom Uhing
      Tom Uhing 2 года назад +6

      Maybe you fell down in the crapper? That is the U.S. of A.

  • KidByMuscle Ledu
    KidByMuscle Ledu 2 года назад

    It's so beautiful and peaceful viva la revolution South Africa we want the same fate power and control over ourselves and it will soon become a reality.

  • minna t
    minna t 2 года назад

    Feel so bad about little boys forced to be beaten up and that was your highlight!!!!!. Sick...

    • Tom Uhing
      Tom Uhing 2 года назад

      And one of those little boys could be the next Mohammad Ali ! Most white boys can't take it! Wimps!

  • A A
    A A 2 года назад

    1. How come you had to pay for 48 seats between you two!
    2. How big were the cockroaches that raided your food while on the train - I hate this damn scavenging insect!
    Thanks and Bravo!

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  2 года назад

      +A A 1) foreigners pay more for the seats than locals. Equivalent 48X (2) pretty small actually

  • Tayiba Wang
    Tayiba Wang 2 года назад

    intersting,thanks for uploading

  • Firelock
    Firelock 2 года назад

    Came for the naked part.... Cuba, what a shit hole.......

  • marv moss
    marv moss 2 года назад

    amazing videos, we are off in october and will defo look at travelling about on our own....thanks so much for sharing

  • vedran krkic
    vedran krkic 2 года назад

    awesome check out my cuba portfolio on my channel

  • tom grab
    tom grab 2 года назад +1

    I liked your adventures movie! what I can't belive is that you are normal English people, wow!!!!!

  • Allen Hare
    Allen Hare 2 года назад +1

    Thanks for a completely amazing video!
    Rock On!

  • Curtis
    Curtis 2 года назад +16

    I cannot understand why you don't have over a million followers by now or more even, this is so incredible!

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  2 года назад +1

      +Curtis MYOFUKNB thanks bud

  • Kombi Life
    Kombi Life  2 года назад

    Our recommendations for you based on this video and more:

  • Erik Smit
    Erik Smit 2 года назад +1

    8.06 ...good to see a bit of romance in the video story..👍🏼

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  2 года назад

      wait until the next episode :(

  • Arianna L.O
    Arianna L.O 2 года назад +3

    OMG you guys! I just discovered your channel, this is one of the first videos I've watched, but I got to tell you, my respects to you for taking that train! :O There is no way I could do that, and I'm Cuban!

  • chartri luenxavi
    chartri luenxavi 2 года назад

    good video. but need to update your mic quality when narriating very hard to hear you.

  • JM Taylor
    JM Taylor 2 года назад +1

    Love it would love to go !

  • Franc Sharma
    Franc Sharma 2 года назад

    u guys r so cute
    r u married if nt then marry n post the video :)

  • rednemesis88
    rednemesis88 2 года назад

    These so called dissidents in Cuba have no real interest in bringing “Democracy” to the Island. They are under the mistaken impression that Cuban socialism is getting ready to die and, therefore, are mobilizing to be on top of a new government once current government falls. Cuba has something much better than American-style democracy- true proletarian socialism: the kind of socialism that puts the common interest of working, farming and defending people first above anything else. These “protesters” are either CIA spies or simply disillusion with the Revolution. State Security is not oppressing anyone, those Ladies in White assholes protest almost everyday and they are not roaming free. News reports of “cracking down” are fictitious and augmented with photos that can be interpreted in any number of ways. Cuba is not a dictatorship. Dictatorships don't go around organizing teams of doctors to provide free medical care to the third world's poor; nor do they teach 90% of their own poor how to read and write, or provide free food to their entire population, provide free attendance to all of their universities, or stop the spread of South African Apartheid to Angola-twice, allow their worker's to organize committees through which they collectively run their workplaces and provide free medical care to their people. If Cuba is oppressive then it would have to be the strangest one there is. I would ask, especially if you are an American who works for a living, not to believe a lot of the things in the corporate media about the Island. Cuba is currently the only country in the world where socialism actually does work and that is a threat to the 1 percenter's profit drive. They lie so much about Cuba so that the average working stiff like you and me don't get the idea of bringing socialism to the 'States- and of course we should; just because the Russians and Chinese got it wrong doesn't mean we will too. And yes, I have been to the Island.

  • neovivaldi
    neovivaldi 2 года назад +2

    best cuban travel documentary I ever watched.

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor 2 года назад +2

    More likely that the police assumed he was trying to sell you something. Not necessarily any of their business, but it's just silly to assume they're trying to stop people talking to you.
    Cuba is a very poor country, which, despite decades of US embargoes, has eradicated the extreme poverty you see in its neighbouring countries. I'm not saying it's perfect as it is, but in capitalist states, the only "freedom" given to the poor is the freedom to starve. Capital is a condition of freedom in capitalism.

    • lazaro del pino
      lazaro del pino Год назад

      Yeah no. People are totally stopped for hanging out with tourists. Even more so black people because they assume we are all either prostitutes or dissidents.

    • A A
      A A 2 года назад

      The other freedom that is given to people in the capitalist countries (also called democratic countries) is freedom of speech, which is practically, say whatever you want but no one listens to you!

  • Adventurous Emma
    Adventurous Emma 2 года назад +1

    Quiero irrrrrr

  • Archak Badrossian
    Archak Badrossian 2 года назад

    behike is the best one i just got some of those

  • Keith Wills
    Keith Wills 2 года назад

    1:06- old murder scene?

  • GMMG Production by Johan
    GMMG Production by Johan 2 года назад +1

    well done, congratulation very professional clip, was my pleasure to watching

  • JK Rion
    JK Rion 2 года назад +3

    I'm from Bangladesh and I don't know much about Cuba. but I did read at our books that Cuba is the country of pearls. but why it's called so, I don't know. we the Bangladeshi people know very well about the great Che and Castro.
    now planning for a trip to visit u Cuba from Bangladesh... :) :)

    • Yudiel Bernal
      Yudiel Bernal 2 года назад

      Cuba is named as the Pearl of the Caribbean because of its natural beauty!

  • dags VS the world
    dags VS the world 2 года назад

    This is awesome! thanks guys! Im heading there for 4 weeks tomorrow for a motorcycle tour of the island. So you can just use the local currency then? is the convertible $$ just used in touristy areas?

    • dags VS the world
      dags VS the world 2 года назад


    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  2 года назад

      +dags VS the world We just wrote an article about this - you should definitely check it out. Experiencing the REAL cuba:

  • Jovy Gonzalez
    Jovy Gonzalez 2 года назад +1


  • Kombi Life
    Kombi Life  3 года назад +2

    Our guide to experiencing the Real Cuba:

  • Er P
    Er P 3 года назад +1

    what a shit hole...

  • Lily
    Lily 3 года назад +1

    This video is awesome. I love how open minded you two are and how you actually wanted to experience the real Cuba. I hate when tourists just go to the tourists parts and leave without actually getting a real taste of how everything is. I am actually from Pinar del Rio, which is a beautiful province that I hope you guys visit when you get a chance. Thank you for going to our beautiful island and I hope you guys really enjoyed it.

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  3 года назад +1

      +Lily Cuba is amazing, glad you enjoyed the video!

  • Mike Adams
    Mike Adams 3 года назад +1

    fucking communists. Fuck Cuba

  • El Jazaïr
    El Jazaïr 3 года назад +1

    Well I think you are extremely pathetic.. and arrogant couple .. you are the worst type of self pompous type of so called cool tourist.. your piece of propaganda is shit.. because your reference is merely based on a western dumb consumer .. I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about,, and the cockroaches on your 90c pie .. didn't see any.. everyone can see it's a sham.. the only cockroaches are you...

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  3 года назад

      +El Jazaïr Coming from somebody who is liking their own comment - ha I'll see your trolling and raise you!

  • nathan jones
    nathan jones 3 года назад

    Kinda boring. I'm glad this couple enjoyed themselves, but this is not the side of Cuba I want to see, or experience. More like the side I want to avoid.

    • nathan jones
      nathan jones 3 года назад

      I am ready to book my trip today, I've been almost everywhere in Latin America and have waited for the right time to visit the last few corners I have left such as Cuba, and Bolivia. I think you spend too much attention on a ninety cents coconut pie eaten on a train. I'm more interested in the sites to be seen, natural sights, historic sites. Not watching someone drink sugar water. That's not telling me what I need to know about Cuba. Nothing practical I can use.

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  3 года назад

      +nathan jones which side of Cuba would you like to see?

  • Abel Salinas
    Abel Salinas 3 года назад

    Nice Chivas Shirt!!! ayyy

  • Pascal Erb
    Pascal Erb 3 года назад +3

    Hi Kombi Life Great Video, looking forward for more

  • Andrew Yang
    Andrew Yang 3 года назад +2

    I went to Cuba last summer and that was an amazing time.

  • Maria Abasta
    Maria Abasta 3 года назад


    • Jovy Gonzalez
      Jovy Gonzalez 2 года назад +2


  • Muchie
    Muchie 3 года назад

    I love the music mann. What is the name of the album or musician?

  • georgio m
    georgio m 3 года назад

    what a sad place to live. welcome to the workers paradise. aka the police state

  • Bostador de Posta
    Bostador de Posta 3 года назад +2

    dat ass though....

  • Maria Castro
    Maria Castro 3 года назад +1

    ponen a cuba como una maravilla ...di la verdad de cuba

    • Viajando con Chacho
      Viajando con Chacho 2 года назад

      yo vi la real cuba,veo pobres,veo carencias pero veo tambien felicidad....cuba esta mejor que mi pais colombia un pais democratico...

  • osmanycubano
    osmanycubano 3 года назад


  • Susan Apollo
    Susan Apollo 3 года назад +1

    don't allow guns and gangs into your country

  • Jonathan Reid
    Jonathan Reid 3 года назад

    I'm going to Habana this Summer to study abroad. Did you two speak Spanish? If not how did you find navigating the country by only speaking English

    • Mr Death906
      Mr Death906 2 года назад

      +Kombi Life Yeah you're right, the most that can happen to you is miss dinner or get home late. No big deal.

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  2 года назад

      +Mr Death906 being lost in Cuba doesn't sound like such a bad thing to me :)

    • Mr Death906
      Mr Death906 2 года назад

      You are basically lost in Cuba if you don't speak Spanish unless if you go to those luxurious hotels.

    • Kombi Life
      Kombi Life  3 года назад

      +Jonathan Reid we spoke Spanish, it helped a lot

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  • datcubanguy
    datcubanguy 3 года назад +5

    Cuba is life iam from cuba and i love to visit

  • Liz Martinez
    Liz Martinez 3 года назад

    Oh and did you try the (try my best to spell it) mamonseyos it's a fruit