Cuban Billboards & Random Propaganda Signs

Unlike any other country in the world, billboards in Cuba do not actually try to sell you any products (probably because a. there are no products, and b. no one could afford them anyway). Instead billboards in Cuba consist of catchy slogans and generally a graphic of Che (occasionally Fidel) reminding people of their history, … Continue reading Cuban Billboards & Random Propaganda Signs

Two Currencies? CUCs and CUPs

Cuba works in 2 currencies, the CUP (moneda nacional, or cuban peso) and the CUC (convertible peso). Locals receive their salaries predominantly in CUPs, and use this currency to buy day-to-day goods. CUCs are used by tourists, and are 25x the value of a CUP. Like most stuff in Cuba, there is a rationale behind … Continue reading Two Currencies? CUCs and CUPs