My name is Jocsan, but most people call me Jackson ever since I was a teenager, let’s blame it on the weird spelling. I was born and raised in Marianao, one of many Havana’s boroughs. As a child there were three things I always felt attracted to, music, languages and time travel. Unfortunately, the Marty McFly lifestyle didn’t pan out, so I replaced it with my love for both ancient and modern history. As a teenager my father pushed me to learn English which eventually became my obsession. By the time I turned 18 I was already teaching other people, and a year later I was running my own ESL private school even before I graduated. More than 10 years went by before I became a tour guide, and teaching gave me the chance to develop the right skills to deal with all kinds of people, be patient and try to give my best. This job is right up my alley, I get to mix my love for both languages and history in one gig and working with Cubania has given me the chance to do so. If you want to discover the ins and outs of this island, ride with me.
Get some useful info and insights we've picked up over the 15+ years of running tours on the island. The tips you will find in this guide:
- Local language
- Cycling & Trekking
- Money & Costs
- Hotel & Facilities