Cuban Relations, Idiosyncrasies, Formalities


First off, Cuba names a lot of Officials. There are at least a dozen individuals that cross your path, look at your passport, ask similar questions, and get their palms greased before you're cleared into the country.


In no particular order we met, and tipped, the following:

Guarda Health Inspector (for a temp reading)

Guarda Vessel Inspector

Guarda Passport Stamper

Dept of Agriculture Vegetable Counter

Dept of Agriculture Vegetable Counter's Asst

Marina Man that Catches a Line

Marina Man that hooks up shower power

Marina Man that tells you the Dockmaster is coming



In all, it was a easy and painless process. We had our ducks in a row, Talia's paperwork ready, our smiles shiny, and a few small USD bills.

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