Interesting place in transition. Can’t beat it for old cars, live music with dinner, and the Tropicana caberet.

Trindidad (city) had the real colonial feel to it and is highy recommended.

All very safe and locals friendly.

My take on the changes – Its already changed – There is a middle class who make money from Tourists. The wealthy Cuban Americans already snapping up everything and will continue to do so – I see a Russian style Oligarchy emerging in the next 5-10 years – as such for 99% of Cubans life will stay the same except they will be comparatively poorer to the elite. 

Main issues – internet not great – food awful – and drinks were watered down and expensive unless you paid extra to actually put rum in them. As such not ready for mainstream Tourists.