Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Our middleman in Havana

Finds third world charm(?), when he can connect;
For one thing, most Cubans don’t have easy email access. So it can take days to get booking confirmation.
For another, while Airbnb accommodations vary everywhere, it’s especially hard for Cuban hosts to get quality materials and skilled labor to spiff things up, and many neighborhoods suffer from decades of neglect. You might end up in a luxurious villa that looks like a magazine cover, or a rundown building reminiscent of the Lower East Side of Manhattan circa 1980.
No doubt it will blamed on the embargo.
Many property owners hire middlemen like Vienna Garcia to manage online inquiries. “I’m the bridge between the owners who don’t have Internet connections and the guests,” explained Garcia.
We can guess why señor Garcia has that privilege.

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