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The Next Destination On Your Horizon - Cuba

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Cuba, with its colorful and vibrant sights, is truly a beautiful and magical place to visit. But in a lot of ways, there's more to it than meets the eye. Here are some random facts you may not have known about this island nation.

  • In 2000, a statue of John Lennon was unveiled in Cuba (in the aptly named John Lennon Park) to honor the singer.

  • Cuba has the highest doctor to patient ratio in the world - so many, in fact, that Cuban doctors are often sent abroad to countries with greater need.

  • Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate. The literacy rate in the world is 86.3%.

  • Cuba operates off of two currencies: Cuban Pesos (CUP) for the locals, and Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) for tourists. Since the Cuban Peso isn't being traded in world's money exchanges - its rate is being dictated by the Cuban government. 1 CUC is roughly $0.86 USD and roughly €1.

  • Cuba has 9 Cultural Heritage sites (sites that UNESCO deem to be important to the collective interests of humanity in their cultural, historical, natural or symbolic significance):

  • The Daiquiri was invented in a bar in Old Havana, allegedly with Ernest Hemingway’s help.

  • Mere hours before he ordered the trade embargo on Cuba, John F. Kennedy bought 1200 Cuban cigars.

  • There are no animals or plants in Cuba that are toxic or lethal to humans.

  • On New Year’s Eve in Cuba, it is tradition to burn a doll to symbolize moving on from bad things and getting a fresh start.

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