Hi there! I have plans to do a month-long tour in Cuba starting on 11/16/2013. We will be flying from Toronto to Holguin, Cuba. We are two female cyclists in our early 20s who have both completed month-long tours before. I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips, advice, stories, or experiences that they would want to share about touring in Cuba, or flying to Cuba from Canada or another third country.
What sort of bike supplies are available in Cuba?
What is buying food like in Cuba?
What kind of currency is best to use?
What is it like to fly into Cuba from Canada?
What is it like to fly into and out of Cuba with a bike?
What is the best way to not stick out as an awkward white foreigner?
Is it possible to use a cell phone there (Verizon)?
Any specific gear that would be really useful?
Any tips or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!