Travel within the United States, as well as most other economically stable countries if you will, is a funny thing. You forget your toothbrush…your underwear…your important medications…midnight snack? No problem. There is likely a drug store or big box store within a mile or two of your location to pick up whatever you forgot.
Thanks to fifty plus years of being cut off from the United States means none of our big box or chain stores exist there. Cuba has had to import goods from China, Russia, Canada, Mexico and a few other countries in South America and Europe, which means supplies can be scarce and expensive.
You almost have to operate under a “bring everything but the kitchen sink” approach…but also maybe bring the kitchen sink or at the very least an ample supply of hand sanitizer wipes! Trust me on this. I took the Noro-Virus home as a souvenir!