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Gifts - Are these a good idea and if so what please?

Surrey, England
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Gifts - Are these a good idea and if so what please?

We are off to Cuba in 10 days!!!! Taking children 6 and 9 - we were wondering if we should take gifts for local people - are these welcomed and would it be good for the children to take gifts for the local children - thinking of particularly Havana. Appreciate your feedback.

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1. Re: Gifts - Are these a good idea and if so what please?

Why not people over there really need help and there is not much overthere in there stores for them to buy and when they have something to buy its too expensive so if you can help them please do it .

chester England
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2. Re: Gifts - Are these a good idea and if so what please?

hi familye.any gifts are welcomed.i just come back and took kiddies baseball caps,lipsticks,pens,anything your kiddies have out-grown,sweets,we went on a jeep safari and i took chewits and chuppa-chup lollies the look on these kids faces is priceless when you give them something.it makes you think what we take for granted.hair bobbles for the waitresses,pain-killers as they can't afford them.

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3. Re: Gifts - Are these a good idea and if so what please?

There are various opinions on gift giving, check out these inside pages for more information on the subject.

www.tripadvisor.com/members-inside/Mardi

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Hi there familye anything that you can manage to take will be more than greatly accepted as other have said things are in short supply, but when not they are so expensive to the cubans.Do not worry about it and have a super holiday.

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5. Re: Gifts - Are these a good idea and if so what please?

A good thing to bring is clothing. They must purchase clothing in Convertible pesos (tourists currancy) and therefore very expensive for them.

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