Just got back from a 3 day whirlwind tour of Havana. Voyhavana had advised us to contact his friend Jorge who guided us 4 gringos through Havana. What a GREAT time! We always felt safe, Old Havana is nicer then Old San Juan in PR, the people are great, the beaches fabulous and the nightlife amazing!
We were very much shocked as to what the US govenment would have us believe about Cuba from the reality. The city is great.
So, anyone from the US who is interested, look up voyhavana's postings and you will find the email address of his English speaking friend Jorge.