We just returned from our 11th or 12th trip to Cuba, a short five night stay split between Havana and Vinales. We stayed in casa's, used a mix of taxi's and collectivos and met LOTS of people from all over the world including English, French, Austrian, German, Israeli, Mexican, Columbian, Costa Rican, Belgium and many, many Americans but not a single Canadian. We went to two separate tobacco farms, a couple of museums in the rain in Havana, sat on the Malecon and in restaurants and bars talking to so many people but never a fellow Canadian. It wasn't until we got back that we realized this. It is cheaper and easier for us to take the package tours offered, (we have done it ourselves when we needed a beach break or travelling with kids), but unless you spend some time, not just a day trip, away from the resorts, you are really missing out. Things have changed so much in the last three years since our last trip and I am sure they will continue to change so quickly. Take a chance, book a different kind of trip to Cuba before you can't.