Meanwhile, in the sidebar under the Timba Geek's Guide to Havana are some older, but still very useful posts. I've called it a Timba Geek's guide, but the posts about getting online, what to pack and getting around pretty much apply to any tourist. They could do with a tweak (articulated buses have replaced camellos in Havana for example, and some things I said to pack, I bought there last time - like vitamin C, though they didn't always have it).
Also, I mentioned the iPhone app Havana Good Time in my last post, but I can not emphasise enough how useful this is. For $3.99 Australian (it's probably cheaper in other countries) you get a travel guide in your pocket. It has restaurants, museums, transport - even accommodation (casas particulares) and gay friendly places, among other things. The money chapter is not quite accurate but there is a comment from someone more au fait than the author (who lives there) with the workings of Visa, Mastercard etc in Cuba that mirrors my experience, so always check the comments appended to the entries.
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CUBA - HOW TO GET THERE
Americans and others flying through the States