Saturday, June 25, 2016

[LIMA] Budget and Itinerary

http://wikitravel.org/en/Mexico_City

FRIDAY: 24 June 2016
Interjet (Mexico City - Lima) - 153.84
Airbnb (3 Nights) - 45.00
USD198.84

Thursday, June 23, 2016

[MEXICO CITY] Budget and Itinerary

http://wikitravel.org/en/Mexico_City

ESTIMATES
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Spanish Course) - 8,900.00
Apartment Rent (x6 Weeks) - 16,000.00
Food Allowance (x6 Weeks) - 12,500.00
IUSACELL (Sim Card + 1.2GB) - 300.00
MXN37,700.00

Sunday, June 19, 2016

[LA HABANA] Budget and Itinerary

http://wikitravel.org/en/Havana

FRIDAY: 17 June 2016
Tourist Card (Cuban Embassy) - 25.00
Interjet (Mexico City - Havana - Mexico City) - 424.27
Interjet (Rebooking Fees) - 104.99
Airbnb (2 Nights) - 35.00
USD589.26

Airport Taxi (Airport - Old Havana) - 25.00
Restaurante Los Tres Chinitos (Arroz Frito Tres Chinitos + Water x2) - 6.05
CUC31.05

Saturday, June 18, 2016

[MATANZAS] Budget and Itinerary

http://wikitravel.org/en/Varadero

SATURDAY: 18 June 2016
Viazul (Havana - Varadero - Havana) - 20.00
USD20.00

Toilet (Viazul Office) - 0.25
Restaurante La Casa de Miel (Scrambled Egg w/Bacon + Sandwich + Milk x2) - 6.25
Beach (Reclining Chair) - 2.00
Beach (Mineral Water 1.5L) - 2.00
Restaurante La Casa de Miel (Beef Steak + Cola) - 5.30
CUC15.80

[VARADERO] Varadero Verdadero


The taxi driver in Havana won’t shut up about Varadero. CANCUN? NAH, Varadero is the best beach in the world. Wow, such pride. I’m from the Philippines, Grandpa. I’m pretty hard to convince when it comes to awesome beaches. But he was right to some extent. I mean, I am not raving about Varadero, but I did enjoy my stay there anyway. To me it seemed more like Boracay, but without the crowd and the party people. It was chill like that. The sand is white and the water is clear. Picture perfect, it was indeed.

Friday, June 17, 2016

[HAVANA] Too Hot for Cuba


After the visa issue that left me a hundred dollars poorer, I finally managed to get on a plane and add that pink immigration stamp to the collection on my passport. Or so I thought. I was stopped by the nurses at the immigration counter because their thermal scanners thought I was so hot. I wasn’t flattered because I felt literally hot, and with a bad case of sore throat. Maybe I indeed took home the Zika as a souvenir from Guatemala a week ago. Really, Cuba? After that visa stunt, now you think I’m too hot for you?

[VISA] Cuba (Tourist Card)


What happened is that a week or so before my flight, the Cuban government changed their regulations regarding the tourist card. The norm before is that you only needed to get one at the airline counter right before your flight. The rule change came in the form of a list of countries that are no longer eligible for that, and that list includes the Philippines. Basically, you are still getting the same tourist card, but with the seal of the Cuban embassy at the back. In my case, it was the Cuban embassy in Mexico City.

Monday, June 13, 2016

[GUATEMALA CITY] Budget and Itinerary

http://wikitravel.org/en/Guatemala_City

FRIDAY: 10 June 2016
Interjet (Mexico City - Guatemala City - Mexico City) - 251.60
Airbnb (3 Nights) - 55.00
USD306.60

Cafe (Hotdog Sandwich + Water) - 28.00
Taxi (Airport - Zone 1) - 90.00
GTQ118.00

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