After taking an Über to the bus station we were on our way to the town of La Fortuna. Up through the Central Valley to the site of the Arenal volcano and the first nature park we planned to visit.
We settled on the crowded bus. A representative of the bus company then announced in English and Spanish that we should be aware that when leaving San Jose there is a chance that undesirables may board the bus with the intention of separating us from our valuables!
What would it be like retiring in Cebu? These were my thoughts as plane's wheels shuddered down onto the runway … a better lending than normal on Mactan island.
We lived in Cebu for nearly three and a half years. What was the experience really like?
The Cuba government pays ridiculous and unacceptable low wages and pensions. The consequence of a completely failed political system.
The people are not happy but completely resigned trying to find ways to work around the system. Hoping that they have some family connection to Spain or a family member who has left the country and can now provide some support.
As we were a little wary of the collectivo taxis we initially used the Viazul bus service for our Cuba transportation. But after using a collectivo we preferred them to the bus.
The internet in Cuba sucks! Accessing it as a visitor is far more frustrating and a bigger hassle than anywhere else in the world of 2018 ... maybe not worse than North Korea?
Think rather year 2000.